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Two girls, two bats, one mission: Revenge!

Even Lambs Have Teeth is a 2015 American exploitation revenge horror thriller written and directed by Terry Miles.

Two young women, Sloane and Katie (played by Kirsten Prout and Tiera Skovbye, respectively), head out to rural America to work on an eco farm. They need the money so they can go on a shopping holiday to New York. They are offered a ride to the farm by some friendly local young men. Turns out the men's intentions aren't all friendly and they are soon held prisoner by them. They escape and plan their revenge. Meanwhile, the uncle of one of the girls, an "FBI detective", suspects something is wrong and comes looking for them.

Tropes found in Even Lambs Have Teeth:

  • Artistic License Law Enforcement: The film is set in the US but was made by Canadians. This may explain why one character's uncle is an "FBI detective", when there's no such thing. An FBI agent is what he would be (there are various kinds, but that's the standard title).
  • Ass Shove: Katie and Sloane kill Boris by ramming a branch wrapped in barbed wire and nails up his ass.
  • Batter Up!: Katie and Sloane use baseball bats on multiple of their targets; knocking out the Pastor and Sheriff Andrews with then, and beating Jed to death.
  • Bound and Gagged: Sheriff Andrews is holding the two girls kidnapped to replace Sloane and Katie bound and gagged to chairs in the old bed and breakfast.
  • Bunker Woman: Sloane and Katie are imprisoned in shipping containers and used as sex slaves.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Sloane and Katie murder Boris by wrapping a massive tree branch in barbed wire and nails, and shoving it up his ass.
  • Dirty Cop: Sheriff Andrews is part of the sex slave ring, samples the merchandise, and is the one who issues the order to kill Katie and Sloane when the FBI starts sniffing around.
  • Embarrassing Ringtone: Sloane changes Katie's ringtone to an orgasmic giggle, much to Katie's embarrassment. Later, Jason attempts to call Katie and hears that ringtone go off in the sheriff's office, meaning that Sheriff Andrews was lying about not having seen her.
  • Forced to Watch: Katie and Sloane tie Jed's mother to a chair and force her to watch as they pretend to hang him. Then, just when she thinks he is safe, they shoot him in the head.
  • Gardening-Variety Weapon: Katie and Sloane hit a hardware store to stock up for their Roaring Rampage of Revenge. They eventually kill Jed and Lucas's mother with a brush cutter.
  • Good Policing, Evil Policing: The local sheriff's department is in league with a Human Trafficking operation, while the "FBI Detectives" oppose them.
  • Gotta Kill Them All: Katie and Sloane escape from their imprisonment, stock up at a hardware store, and go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge through everyone responsible for their kidnapping and sexual abuse.
  • Hillbilly Horrors: A Pacific Northwest version. Two girls going to spend a month working on an organic farm are kidnapped by a gang of rednecks running a sexual slavery ring.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: The Pastor visits the sex slave ring and rapes the girls while wearing a really creepy pig mask.
  • Man Bites Man: Katie kills the redneck left to guard them by coming on to him, and then biting out his jugular.
  • Man on Fire: Katie and Sloane soak the Pastor in gasoline and ignite it with a Vapor Trail.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: Jason gets suspicious when one of the kidnappers sends a text purporting to be from Katie, but neglects to change the code word at the end of the message.
  • Menacing Mask: The Pastor, who decides to visit a sex slave ring and rapes the girls, is distinguished by the extremely creepy pig mask he wears.
  • Properly Paranoid: Katie calls her Uncle Jason "a crazy, paranoid cop" for insisting that she call him every day, or text him if she can't call. He also makes her put a code word at the end of each text and change the word every day in case someone else gets hold of her phone. However, when she is kidnapped by sex traffickers, they use her phone to send him a text saying everything is fine, but they fail to change the code word. Jason is immediately suspicious and goes to investigate.
  • Rape and Revenge: After being kidnapped and used as sex slaves, Katie and Sloane escape and hack a bloody swath of revenge through those who abused them.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Katie and Sloane escape from their abductors, and then return to extract bloody vengeance on everyone involved.
  • Russian Roulette: Katie and Sloane inflict a sadistic version of Russian roulette on Sheriff Andrews, forcing him to pick a hand to see how many bullets go in the gun (he ends up with one), and then pick another hand to see how many shots are fired (he gets five). The girls then take turns pointing the gun at his head and pulling the trigger. He survives all five shots. They then shoot him anyway.
  • Sex Slave: Katie and Sloane are kidnapped, then used this way.
  • Sinister Minister: The Pastor is one of the clients of the Sex Slave ring. He visits the girls wearing a pig mask.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Jed and Lucas bring bring Katie and Sloane back to their family farm where their mother serves them pie and tea. The food is drugged and when they wake up they are chained up inside shipping containers. The girls later return the favor by drugging her wine.
  • Small-Town Tyrant: Sheriff Andrews is in league with the sex traffickers.
  • Spike Balls of Doom: Sloane and Katie create these by shoving roofing nails through tennis balls. They then throw these balls into Boris's face. (And possibly other body parts, as the subsequent hits occur off-screen.)
  • Suicidal Sadistic Choice: Katie and Sloane give Jed a baseball bat and offer him a choice: either kill his mother or be shot by them.
  • Taxidermy Terror: When Katie enters the farmhouse, she squeals when she comes face to face with a stuffed fox head mounted on the wall.
  • Token Good Teammate: Downplayed with Jed. The girls comment that "As far as angry, redneck, human traffickers go, he was the nice one." It still earns him no mercy.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Sloane and Katie are noticeably attractive. This applies even when they are on their Roaring Rampage of Revenge, dressed only in tank tops and shorts, with their hair disheveled, and splattered with blood (see page image). The gas station attendant is so taken by their looks that he doesn't even think to ask why they are covered in blood.
  • Vapor Trail: Katie and Sloane soak the Pastor with gasoline and leave a trail leading away from him. They toss a lit match into the trail so he can see his fiery doom approaching him.
  • Villains Want Mercy: When Katie and Sloane capture each of their tormentors, all of them (except the Pastor), beg for their lives, promising not to tell and offering the girls money to let them live. It earns none of them mercy.
  • Weaponized Ball: Sloane and Katie create these by shoving roofing nails through tennis balls. They then throw these balls into Boris's face. (And possibly other body parts, as the subsequent hits occur off-screen.)
  • What a Drag: Katie and Sloane punish the Pastor by chaining him to the back of Boris's pickup and going for a long drive.