Excision review

Teen body-shock horror

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Brave, transgressive, disgusting, thrilling – and boasting a 90210 -defying turn from an uglified AnnaLynne McCord – Excision could have been this generation’s Carrie .

Conceived as an 18-min horror about a bodily obsessed teenage outsider going to obscene lengths to please her mother, Richard Bates’ feature spin-off feels stretched.

A repetitive second act doesn’t do justice to the startling visuals (a six-nippled woman suckling dwarves), the superb supporting cast (Traci Lords, John Waters, Malcolm McDowell) or the boundary-pushing story of blood, surgery, sex and death.

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Rosie is the former editor of Total Film, before she moved to be the Special Edition Editor for the magazine group at Future. After that she became the Movies Editor at Digital Spy, and now she's the UK Editor of Den of Geek. She's an experienced movie and TV journalist, with a particular passion for horror.