Richard Bates Brings Us Some ‘Suburban Gothic’

This trailer just kind of popped up from out of nowhere, but I like what i”m seeing. Director Richard Bates is responsible for a little flick titled ‘Excision’ this is in my opinion one of the most overlooked horror films of the last few years. His latest project ‘Suburban Gothic’ is priming itself for a big Fantasia Film Festival roll out later this month and as such – the aforementioned trailer has been released. Pretty … Continue reading

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The Black Saint’s Ten Best Films Of 2012 (And a few that really sucked…)

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I know. I know that it’s been a while since you’ve seen anything new here on HNN from your pal The Black Saint. I hear the cries from the huddled masses…”WHY HAVE YOU SO FORSAKEN US”? My loyal acolytes were left on a ship with no rudder for awhile and for that I must apologize. Apparently the tendons in my hands aren’t in as good a shape as they should be & I had to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Excision (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. REVIEW: Excision, directed by Richard Bates Jr, is best described “a unique experience”. Not in the way that you would describe a film that is offbeat or marginally interesting. “Excision” lets you know from the first 1 minute that it’s going to have some interesting visual inclusions. We watch … Continue reading

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Excision (2012) Movie Poster

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Excision (2012) Movie Poster

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Excision – An Unnerving Release of Flesh and Surgery Coming October 16th

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Anchor Bay Films presents the harrowing coming-of-age horror film Excision from writer director Richard Bates Jr., which Sundance Channel deemed “Without question the most mind-blowingly grotesque film to screen at this year’s fest.” Boasting an eclectic cast including AnnaLynne McCord (The CW’s “90210,” Transporter 2, Fired Up, FX’s “Nip Tuck”), Traci Lords (Blade, Zack & Miri Make a P*rno), Ariel Winter (ABC’s “Modern Family”), Roger Bart (Hostel Part II, Law Abiding Citizen, American Gangster), Malcolm … Continue reading

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Trailer: Excision (2012)

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Trailer: Excision (2012) A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.

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