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Rites of Spring (2011)

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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
Andrew Breland ...
Tommy Geringer
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Alyssa Miller
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Victoria Massey ...
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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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22 October 2011 (USA)  »

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a flawed but eery and fascinating slasher.
11 August 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The first third of the movie is simply stellar, and well executed (the opening title, with the 16 Horsepower song gave me goosebumps, and I can't stop thinking of it). The photography with its smart out-of-focus effects, and the acting are top-notched. But when the 2 genres collides, everything is messed up and ridiculous. Simply put, the slasher part is a total train wreck, messy, and approximative and just plain ridiculous. Most of time, slasher movie have boring and uninteresting exposition. This is completely the opposite. This is the first time I found the exposition engaging and entertaining. Overall, I think this is a nice effort. And there's definitely very good moments in it. AJ Bowen as a good guy is really convincing , and I can't wait to see more of this actor.


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