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Dir: Ben­jamin Bar­foot. With: Ge­or­gia Groome, Danny Mor­gan, Kelly Wen­ham. 89 mins. Cert: 15

There are a cou­ple of rea­son­able mo­ments in this Brit hor­ror-com­edy, and Ge­or­gia Groome is al­ways a lik­able pres­ence. But it feels weirdly nasty, un­funny and lame – like a hu­mour­less Baise-moi for a 90s lad­mag au­di­ence. Groome and Kelly Wen­ham play

Lulu and Kitty, two sis­ters who pick up clue­less blokes for dou­ble dates, take them back to their pala­tial fam­ily home and kill them, for oc­cult rit­u­al­is­tic mo­tives. Kitty is sup­posed to be the more fa­nat­i­cal of the two, set up as a se­ri­ous badass and a pos­i­tive kick­box­ing ninja. Screen­writer Danny Mor­gan plays Jim, an un­happy virgin that the women have in their sights: Michael Socha plays his self-ap­pointed wing­man Alex. It ticks the genre boxes, but with not much wit or style.

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