Archive of films Double Date / Double Date
2017, 90 min
Section: Midnight Screenings
Sisters Kitty and Lulu are happy to get picked up at a bar and spend the night with a couple of guys at their old house. Yet they’re still virgins and they have no intention of losing anything. Indeed, they’re holding onto their virginity for another purpose and their nighttime visitors will need theirs too – all the better if they’re dead! But their plans have failed to take into account an adorable and harmless virgin named Jim…
Before heading into the maelstrom of festival clubs and parties after watching a movie, take this warning: there might be a couple of young women at the bar with an enticing look who stand out from the crowd. Whatever you do, don’t buy them a drink! Unfortunately for best friends Jim and Alex, they suspect nothing as they fall prey to sisters Kitty and Lulu out of some pigheaded conviction that Jim simply has to lose his virginity before he turns 30 – last chance tonight. The problem is that the two beauties have no intention of being part of anything of the kind. Especially since they have other plans for their virginity and they’re willing to kill for it, romance be damned. At least Kitty, that is. Lulu still has a thing or two to learn, and her date Jim is just so adorably innocent… With their provocative variation on the grueling pubescent guide to picking up girls, the British once again demonstrate that horror demands a good dose of exaggeration. And what better way to raise goosebumps than through a combination of nerve-racking tension and titillation?
About the director
Benjamin Barfoot (b. 1978, Torbay, UK) is a self-taught filmmaker who hails from Devon. Filmmaking is in his family – his grandfather Peter Draper worked as a screenwriter with Oliver Reed and Orson Welles. Beginning at age ten Barfoot shot 8 mm animated movies and music videos, a background that set him up for later cooperation with television stations BBC and MTV, where he took on a variety of film jobs: editor, cameraman, and visual effects compositor. He has made short movies in his free time, the second of which (the sci-fi thriller Fuse, made using rotoscoping) screened at the Raindance fest; more recently he’s focused on viral comedies. The experience he gained led the way to his feature debut Double Date.
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About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Laura Bellingham|
|Art Director:||Jabez Bartlett|
|Producer:||Matthew James Wilkinson, Maggie Monteith|
|Cast:||Danny Morgan, Michael Socha, Kelly Wenham, Georgia Groome|
|Sales:||Film Constellation Ltd.|