The Boston Underground Film Festival, which
opens tonight with "John Dies at the End," continues its trangressive programming
tomorrow night with Richard Bates Jr.'s debut feature "Excision."
It's kind of like "Welcome to the Dollhouse" with surgical instruments.
McCord, who here evokes a young, female Crispin Glover) doesn't fit in, her
strangeness perhaps going back to a childhood when her father saved her from
near-drowning by administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and in the process
inadvertently transmitting a virulent dose of herpes.