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Rites of Spring (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 22 October 2011 (USA)
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A ransom scheme turns into a nightmare for a group of kidnappers who become victims of a horrifying secret that must be paid every spring.

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Ben Geringer
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Rachel Adams
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Paul Nolan
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Amy
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Ryan Hayden
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Gillian Hayden
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Tommy Geringer
Hannah Bryan ...
Alyssa Miller
Sarah Pachelli ...
Jessica
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Kelly Hayden (as Skylar Page Burke)
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The Stranger
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Grady Champion ...
Bartender
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Weatherman
Victoria Massey ...
Store Clerk
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This movie is about Rachel and her friend who are taken by someone while in a car park while changing a tire. They wake up in a strange barn tied up and frightened. They know that things are going to get worse. The reason why they are abducted becomes clear as there is a horrible secret in the town where girls have gone missing each Spring for many years, and this year is no different. Meanwhile a group of kidnappers are plotting to take the child of a prominent business man and his wife. They take the child and go to a farm where they wait to get their ransom. The two groups collide when Rachel escapes but is chased by a stranger wearing a mask of some sort. She runs to the farm where the kidnappers are and all hell breaks loose. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Fear has a season

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Horror | Thriller

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At around 1:02 when the characters are running around the woods, the scene very obviously goes from midnight, to early dawn, back to midnight between shots. See more »

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From Dusk Til Dawn? Not Quite
8 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film reminded me of "From Dusk Til Dawn" in that it had two different stories - one a crime drama and the other a supernatural horror. However, it failed to reach an interesting level in either category. Simply put, it was weakly executed.

Either story would have been OK on its own as a TV movie, and a decent film if pulled off correctly - but, alas, they both left much to be desired. The crime drama had a weak plot, not too believable or well thought out, and the horror was not horrifying nor was it gory. Nothing about this movie will keep you up at night, unless you're a film producer wondering how these people were approved and given a budget of more than $5. The monster is laughable, and the ending was rushed and truly half-cheek.


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