The 16th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and thrills starting July 19 and running all the way through August 7. Yesterday we revealed the full Second Wave announement that included gems such as Sleep Tight and A Fantastic Fear of Everything. Now we’re revealing new imagery from a handful of titles…
One of the more truly bizarre coming of age horror stories premieres at this past January’s Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Anchor Bay for release later this year. Richard Bates, Jr.’s Excision features “Nip/Tuck”‘s sex bomb AnnaLynne McCord as an incredibly ugly, disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. Ryan Daley liked it a bit less than I did, but it’ll definitely shock and awe when you guys see it.
Anyways, gearing up for Fantasia, we’ve got a clean look at that sweet sales poster, along with some new (and old) imagery.
“Life sucks when you’re seventeen. Alienated teen Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord) struggles with the pressures of fitting into high school, pleasing her parents and a burning desire to lose her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline is considered a social outcast by everyone around her. Enticed by flesh, she retreats into her own fantasies and hopes to become a great surgeon…that is if she doesn’t go mentally insane first.“