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Excision

3

Teen body-shock horror

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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