Director: Richard Bates Jr.
What if your daughter is obsessed with performing surgeries without a medical license? In Richard Bates Jr.‘s spectacularly unsettling short horror movie Excision, Pauline (Tessa Ferrer) is your typical rebellious, moody teenager, but instead of going to the malls or whatever teenagers do these days, she prefers wielding a scalpel and a retractor. And, if you don’t happen to be a doctor and don’t know what a retractor does, well, watch the film to find out…
The true heart and soul of the film — or should that be heart and guts — is the fully committed and twisted performance by star Tessa Ferrer as the disturbed Pauline.