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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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Alyssa Miller
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Jessica
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Kelly Hayden (as Skylar Page Burke)
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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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Os Ritos da Primavera  »

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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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Not as bad as it's score, I think
16 June 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Current IMDb-score on this is 4.6. Now, this is maybe not the greatest movie ever, but it is not that bad.

I saw this at Frightfest Glasgow some years ago, and I thought it wasn't too shabby. Now, my score might be a little high because I saw it at a film festival, and that leaves a different impression than seeing it at home. (Maybe I'll yank it down a star, later some time)

Rites of Spring is like two movies in one. Kind of. I knew very little of it beforehand, which is a good thing, and it kept me guessing for a while.

I seem to remember the gore being pretty decent, not that it was that much of it, but it was good.

Didn't scare me, but kept me entertained.


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