Splintered (18)

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There's a mysterious beast on the loose in North Wales, which is why troubled teen Sophie (Holly Weston) has persuaded a bunch of mates to join her on a trip deep into the woods.

Blair Witch-style spookery (the inevitable videocam is to hand) gives way to a Texas Chainsaw-style torment once they discover a derelict orphanage and its secret tenants. The director Simeon Halligan ransacks a cupboardful of lurid tropes – werewolf legend, childhood sexual abuse, imprisonment – but hasn't the skill to conjure something frightening, or even coherent, from them. The staging is on a par with the acting, which seems to have been copied from bad television.