OSW Review | Rites of Spring (2011)

Rites of Spring (2011)

Plot: Pretty run-of-the-(wheat-)mill indy American horror film about two eventually-intersecting stories: a group of kidnappers who hide out on a farm, where the owner kidnaps girls to use as sacrifice for a bountiful harvest.

Thoughts on the film:
• The characters are regular and unmemorable.
• It was odd that the film goes out of it’s way to not show any nudity, and then there’s one shot of complete nudity.
• The movie ends up as a slasher film. The monster that lives underneath one of the barns is really a dude wrapped in toilet paper and bandages. It’s a bit hilarious. He initially runs at people like an animal, but when they enter the old buildings, he turns into a more playful stalker, appearing and disappearing the background, which is WILDLY inconsistent with what they showed beforehand.
• There’s not much gore, just a couple of decapitations and kills, and how the people react to that and turn on each other.

Overall: It’s perfectly watchable (to me, I’ve a high tolerance for cheap horror) but it’s nothing special, original or really laudable. Avoid!


Release Date
July 30, 2014