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XX artwork


Type of media Video

Approved Running time 77m 34s

Release date 08/05/2017

BBFCInsight strong gore, supernatural threat, language

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Karyn Kusama,Jovanka Vuckovic,St. Vincent,Roxanne Benjamin,Sofia Carrillo

Cast includes Melanie Lynskey, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Seth Duhame, Peter DaCunha, Ron Lea

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 28/04/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

XX is a US anthology of four short horror films written by, directed by and starring women.

Injury detail

In a surreal dream sequence a woman lies calmly on a table while a man carves flesh from her body. He serves the flesh to young children who then eat it. The sequence contains strong gory wound detail. Other bloody images include sight of a compound fracture and of a window being sprayed with blood. In one scene a supernatural character crushes himself and another character to death, resulting in sight of blood streaming from their noses and mouths and the sound of bones crunching.


There is sustained supernatural threat in scenes wherein characters are hunted and attacked by a malevolent creature.


There is occasional use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'shit' and 'dick'.

Other issues include brief sight of a character smoking marijuana, and of characters (including children) who appear grey and emaciated after a long period of refusing to eat.


Soda Pictures Ltd.
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77m 34s
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Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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