Double Date is about as much as you can have in the cinema, a riotous, self-aware production that thrives in its overstatement, triumphing in an area so many filmmakers struggle with; the comedy horror. It felt only fitting when we sat down with the lead roles Danny Morgan and Michael Socha, that the interview continues on in a similar vein, in what is a hilarious discussion about, well, not much at all really. But we did get to the bottom of whether Jaffa Cakes are biscuits or cakes.
We also speak about the act of writing the script, which Morgan was behind, and Socha explains the benefits of coming on board quite late in the day, and moving into other productions post-This is England. We also speak about a lot of other stuff. Hairy noses, hairy faces, bogies, Bugsy Malone and pretty much everything in between.
Unbearably self-assured, and irritatingly cocksure, one thing Alex (Michael Socha) can boast about is his loyalty to his dearest friend Jim (Danny Morgan). With the latter’s 30th birthday on the horizon, Alex promises to help get his best friend laid, so he won’t reach this unwelcome milestone a virgin. So they muster up the courage to organise a double date with sisters Kitty (Kelly Wenham) and Lulu (Georgia Groome), but little do the boys know, their company for the evening are twisted serial killers, and have other plans for their night ahead. But as Jim and Lulu strike up a genuine bond, his future rests entirely on her conscience, and whether or not she’ll betray her sister and warn Jim and Alex of their nefarious intentions.
Double Date is released on October 13th, and you can read our review of the film here.