Rites of Spring (2011)

Fear has a season
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  • RT Rating 11%
  • IMDB Rating 4.5

Critic Reviews:

Even though I love cults and masks and skulls and Satanic ritual sacrifices, I kind of wished that we had just focused on the kidnapping story.

Horror movies with a crisis of identity tend to be the most frustrating of experiences. Such is the case of Padraig Reynolds’ Rites of Spring- a kidnapping caper disguised as a ritualistic sacrifice flick, with elements of a creature feature….but it’s also a slasher. Confused? You’re not alone. Sadly the lack of genre focus is the least of the movie’s problems.

We thought it was a 70’s style exploitation movie from the cover but it totally isn’t. It’s a solid slasher movie.


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