Fancy a horror flick that has among its cast the likes of cult favourites Traci Lords and John Waters, as well as, somewhat bizarrely, 90210’s AnnaLynne McCord?

Of course you do, which is why those Frightfest guys have obliged by snapping up Excision for the all-nighter.

McCord plays Pauline, a social outcast who has, to quote the press release, a ‘grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life’.

Naturally this includes surgery and all sorts of body horror, with Pauline desperate to carve out (see what I did there) a career in extreme medicine to keep her folks happy.

Described as a ‘take-no-prisoners suburban nightmare’, this shows a very different side to McCord than her partying blonde on the hit TV show.

Directed by Richard Bates and also starring Malcolm McDowell (on a body horror roll after appearing in Antiviral), Excision will be screening at Frightfest ahead of a limited release in November.


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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle