Equal parts polished camp and unmanufactured horror, Excision is a film that made me hate both it and myself while huddling low in my seat and, at times, diverting my eyes. And yet I believe it is this generation’s Carrie.
Carmiel Banasky is a writer and teacher from Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Anderbo, and Tottenville Review, among other journals. She earned her MFA from Hunter College. She is the recipient of many fellowships including Bread Loaf, U-Cross, I-Park, and the Santa Fe Art Institute. Currently, she’s hard at work on her first novel while attending writing residencies.