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Episode 110: ‘Rites Of Spring’

23 November 2012 11:22 AM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

On this week’s episode, Michael & I sit down to talk about the new IFC film Rites of Spring directed by Padraig Reynolds. Rites of Spring will be available on DVD on November 27th.

Show Notes:

Intro

What We’ve Been Watching (1:32)

Michael: Seven Psychopaths, I Am A Ghost, The Walking Dead (Season 3), Prince of Darkness

Andy: The Devil’s Carnival, The Silent Thief, Dexter, The Walking Dead (Season 3), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Andy Rants (26:50)

Picks of the Week for November 20, 2012 (30:08)

Michael’s Pick(s):

Price: $23.99

Andy’s Pick:

Price:

Break (44:58)

Rites Of Spring Discussion (46:48)

Outro (1:14:10)

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DVD Playhouse--November 2012

14 November 2012 3:11 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Allen Gardner

Pier Paolo Pasolini’S Trilogy Of Life (Criterion) Pier Paolo Pasolini was Italy’s last Neo-Realist, a product of post-ww II Europe who was fervently Catholic, openly gay, defiantly Marxist, and one of the most original voices of the 20th century’s second half. Before his brutal murder in 1975 (after the premiere of his still-controversial swan song, “Salo”), Pasolini directed a trilogy of films based on masterpieces of medieval literature: Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales,” and “The Thousand and One Nights (also known as “The Arabian Nights”). The three films celebrate the uninhibited, earthy, raw carnal nature of the original texts, leaving little to the imagination, but also offering Pasolini’s own very unique and pointed views on modern society, consumerism, religious and sexual mores (and hypocrisies), and an unexpurgated celebration of the human body, both male and female. Extraordinary production design by Dante Ferretti and another evocative, »

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GrimmFest 2012: Rites Of Spring Review

8 October 2012 4:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Padraig Reynolds

Starring: Aj Bowen, Marco St. John, Sonny Marionelli, Anessa Ramsey, Katherine Randolph, Shanna Forrestall

Certificate: Tbc

Running time: 80 minutes

Synopsis: A kidnap and ransom plot turns into a nightmare for a group of desperate criminals who become victims of a horrifying secret that must be paid every spring…

Debut writer-director Padraig ReynoldsRites Of Spring may not surprise many with its opening, which is another retread of something we’ve many times before. It’s the familiar old supernatural/slasher yarn, with a welcome flash of elements from the kidnap/crime story, adding something extra, albeit not very special. What lifts the film is the actual coming together of the two genres. Following the introduction, we’re introduced to Rachel (Ramsey) and female friend drinking in a bar. One bears the guilt of losing her company millions in a major business deal, even though someone else has taken the blame. »

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Movie Review: Rites Of Spring

27 July 2012 3:33 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

After two seemingly random gals are abducted by a unknown man with a sinister agenda, another equally sinister scheme is unfolding miles away. Ben (Aj Bowen) is a down-on-his-luck guy that is, due to financial hardships, forced to take part of something terrible – kidnap and hold ransom to a wealthy business man’s young daughter. Under the mercy & orders of the plan’s mastermind, Ben along with his girlfriend & brother, successfully take hostage of the girl and rendezvous at an abandoned high school to wait for their money to be delivered. The real terror begins once these characters literally run into each other, leading to something with a seasonal thirst for blood rising to quench it’s appetite.

Rites Of Spring is a bit of a genre mash that successfully fuses crime & horror to create a dual narrative that smacks together to form something central. Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn »

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Watch An Exclusive Clip From Indie Horror Rites Of Spring

26 July 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

IFC Midnight release Padraig Reynolds' indie horror Rites Of Spring on VOD July 27th and Twitch has been given an early look at a key scene from the film.A group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school on the edge of town. But feelings of guilt soon overtake the kidnappers, dividing the group and putting their entire plan in jeopardy. The evening further spirals out of control when their poorly chosen hideout becomes a hunting ground for a mysterious creature that requires springtime ritualistic sacrifices.Indie fave Aj Bowen stars. Check the clip below. »

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Exclusive: Aj Bowen Talks Rites of Spring

25 July 2012 11:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Aj Bowen Talks Rites of Spring, in select theaters this Friday, July 27th

If you've been disappointed by this summer's lack of horror, or are craving the type of true creature feature usually reserved for October, you're in luck! As IFC Midnight will be releasing Rites of Spring in select theaters this Friday, July 27th. Directed by Padraig Reynolds, this greasy little caper follows a group of kidnappers who unwittingly drag their hostage into the nest of a mysterious entity that needs to feed on a spring time sacrifice. We caught up with star Aj Bowen, a horror genre mainstay whose made a name for himself in such films as The Signal and The House of the Devil, to unwrap some of the secrets surrounding Rites of Spring.

Here is our conversation.

Did you always intend to fall primarily into the horror genre? Or is that just something that has »

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Win Tickets to Padraig Reynolds' Rites of Spring Screening in NYC

24 July 2012 10:21 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The chilling supernatural horror/thriller Rites of Spring, written and directed by Padraig Reynolds, is being screened in New York City on July 27 with a Q&A by the director to follow. And we've got a pair of tickets for one lucky fan.

The screening will be held at the IFC Center on July 27 at 11:59 pm Et. Rites of Spring stars Aj Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Sonny Marinelli, Katherine Randolph, Marco St. John, Shanna Forrestall, Sarah Pachelli, Hannah Bryan, James Bartz, Andrew Breland, and Skylar Burke.

As for the ticket giveaway, the first reader to send an E-mail Here including your name and the answer to the question What is the name of the supernatural creature featured in Rites of Spring? will win two tickets to the screening and Q&A.

For more visit the official Rites of Spring website, "like" Rites of Spring on Facebook and follow Rites of Spring »

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Rites of Spring Creature Concept Art - Another Look at Wormface

20 July 2012 5:51 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Well that was quick. We have yet another look at director Padraig Reynolds’ thriller Rites of Spring to get you prepped for IFC Midnight's VOD release on July 27th and its limited theatrical run for the monster flick. Dig it!

Rites of Spring stars Aj Bowen (The Signal, The House of the Devil, Hatchet 2), his Signal co-star Anessa Ramsey, Marco St. John from the Dylan Dog adaptation Dead of Night, and Shanna Forrestall (The Last Exorcism).

For more visit the official Rites of Spring Facebook page and the official Rites of Spring website!

Synopsis

A group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school on the edge of town. But feelings of guilt soon overtake the kidnappers, dividing the group and putting their entire plan in jeopardy. The evening further spirals out of control when their poorly chosen hideout becomes a hunting »

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Check Out New Rites of Spring Concept Art

20 July 2012 11:20 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

New concept art from Padraig Reynold's upcoming Rites of Spring is now online, courtesy of Movies.com. Check it out after the break.

Starring Aj Bowen and Anessa Ramsey (both stars of The Signal), the film concerns a group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school in the middle of the woods.  But feelings of guilt soon overtake the kidnappers, dividing the group and putting their entire plan in jeopardy.  

The evening further spirals out of control when their poorly chosen hideout becomes a hunting ground for a mysterious creature that requires springtime ritualistic sacrifices.

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Check Out the Creepy Concept Art for the 'Rites of Spring' Creature

19 July 2012 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Just the other day we brought you the exclusive debut of Wormface, the creature at the center of Padraig Reynold's indie horror movie Rites of Spring, starring Aj Bowen and Anessa Ramsey. As promised, we're back today to reveal the concept art that inspired the creature's design, as well as a little chat with the filmmakers as to how they brought him to life. But before we get to that, let's recap what Rites of Spring is all about: A group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school in the middle of the woods.  But feelings of guilt soon overtake the kidnappers, dividing the group and putting their entire plan in jeopardy.  The evening further spirals out of control when their poorly chosen hideout becomes a...

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The Creature from Indie Horror Film 'Rites of Spring' Revealed

18 July 2012 7:44 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Every once in a while an Indie Horror Movie steps up and rears its head above the rest.

The intrigue surrounding the upcoming horror film Rites of Spring continues to grow, and now we have a peak of the creature known as "Wormface" for you to feast your eyes upon (don't worry, it's not a spoiler).

The film, written and directed by Padraig Reynolds is a bit of a genre mash-up starring Aj Bowen and Anessa Ramsey that starts out as a kidnapping flick and ends up becoming creature feature. And no, that's not a spoiler.

Rites of Spring hits theaters and will be available nationwide on IFC Midnight Cable VOD and Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, Xbox Zune, Playstation Unlimited) on July 27, 2012.

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A group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school in the middle of the woods. »

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Gruesome Images of Rites of Spring Monster, “Wormface”

18 July 2012 1:05 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

The upcoming indie creature feature, Rites of Spring has media outlets chattering, big time. Dare I say for good reason? This feature sounds like everything one could ask for from a horror film: malicious kidnapping, ransom… an absolutely grotesque monster. Sounds like a dream flick right? Padraig Reynolds writes and directs this seasonal chiller, which offers forth an impressive cast made up of Katherine Randolph (Jarhead), Anessa Ramsey (The Signal), Skylar Burke, Hannah Bryan (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies), Shanna Forrestall (The Last Exorcism) and indie horror stud, Aj Bowen (The House of the Devil). »

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Celebrating the Bloodiest in Genre with the Rites of Spring: A Movie Review

18 July 2012 9:10 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*here be some spoilers. Director/writer: Padraig Reynolds. Cast: Katherine Randolph, Anessa Ramsey, Aj Bowen, Hannah Bryan, Marco St. John and Sonny Marinelli. Rites of Spring is Padraig Reynolds' first feature as director. This title is meant to be the first of three pictures that deal with a Pagan god, of sorts. The film found here brings two genres together in a compelling fashion: a crime thriller and a horror film. This blend of formulas brings new life into the slasher film. As well, Reynolds, shows a lot of quality and dedication in this first feature. Rites of Spring begins with a series of disappearances. Unbelievably, these disappearances continues for twenty-four years. And, no one thought to call the FBI? With that unusual plot point aside, an older farmer stalks a couple of women leaving a nearby bar. He captures them. Later, he tortures, humiliates, and bleeds these two »

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‘Rites of Spring’ Trailer Makes the Mistake of Kidnapping Your Daughter

18 July 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In the indie horror flick Rites of Spring, some kidnappers snag a rich kid and then hides out in an abandoned building. Unfortunately for them, it’s the most dangerous spot they could have picked because there’s something monstrous waiting to take its yearly sacrifice. From writer/director Padraig Reynolds, it stars A.J. Bowen, Katherine Randolph, and Anessa Ramsey. Check out the trailer for yourself. It’s a good reminder that stealing children might be a bad idea. Rites of Spring hits theaters in New York on July 27th. Source: IFC, Movies.com »

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Get a Look at the Creature in the Indie Horror 'Rites of Spring'

17 July 2012 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Indie horror movies are a dime a dozen, but there's something particularly intriguing about Rites of Spring. Written and directed by Padraig Reynolds, it's a sort of genre mash-up starring Aj Bowen and Anessa Ramsey that starts out as a kidnapping movie and ends up a sort of creature feature. And no, that's not a spoiler. You know straight from the beginning that something isn't quite right in this world, but we'll let the official synopsis explain: A group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school in the middle of the woods.  But feelings of guilt soon overtake the kidnappers, dividing the group and putting their entire plan in jeopardy.  The evening further spirals out of control when their poorly...

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Rites of Spring Creature Reveal - Your First Look at Wormface

17 July 2012 4:45 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Director Padraig Reynolds’ thriller Rites of Spring is finally seeing the light of day as IFC Midnight has announced a July 27th VOD and limited theatrical run for the monster flick. In the interim you can dig on a look at the flick's big bad right here!

Rites of Spring stars Aj Bowen (The Signal, The House of the Devil, Hatchet 2), his Signal co-star Anessa Ramsey, Marco St. John from the Dylan Dog adaptation Dead of Night, and Shanna Forrestall (The Last Exorcism).

For more visit the official Rites of Spring Facebook page and the official Rites of Spring website!

Synopsis

A group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school on the edge of town. But feelings of guilt soon overtake the kidnappers, dividing the group and putting their entire plan in jeopardy. The evening further spirals out of control when »

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Rites of Spring Reveals a New Trailer and Stills

17 July 2012 11:13 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

IFC Midnight is bringing Padraig Reynolds' Rites of Spring to VOD on July 27th with a New York theatrical release is planned for that day as well. Check out the trailer and a number of new stills after the break!

Starring Aj Bowen and Anessa Ramsey (both stars of The Signal), the film concerns a group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school in the middle of the woods. But feelings of guilt soon overtake the kidnappers, dividing the group and putting their entire plan in jeopardy.

The evening further spirals out of control when their poorly chosen hideout becomes a hunting ground for a mysterious creature that requires springtime ritualistic sacrifices.

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Exclusive: Rites of Spring Photos with Aj Bowen and Anessa Ramsey

29 June 2012 2:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

"Fear has a season!" Coming to select theaters and VOD July 27th is Padraig Reynolds's crowd-pleasing thriller Rites of Spring. This gritty, edge-of-your-seat ride follows a group of kidnappers who abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite, hiding her in an abandoned school out in the middle of the woods. Feelings of guilt soon overtake the group, dividing the captors and putting their entire plan in jeopardy. The evening further spirals out of control when their poorly chosen hideout becomes a hunting ground for a mysterious creature that requires springtime ritualistic sacrifices. We have three exclusive photos from this IFC Midnight treat. Check out genre favorite Aj Bowen and Anessa Ramsey moments before their lives take a drastic turn for the worse.

Rites of Spring is available nationwide on IFC Midnight Cable VOD and Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, Xbox Zune, Playstation Unlimited) starting July 27, 2012.

Rites of Spring comes to theaters July 27th, »

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Padraig Reynolds's 'Rites of Spring' Hits Digital Outlets and Midnight Cable

21 June 2012 8:16 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by MoreHorror.com

'Rites of Spring', the latest offering from IFC Midnight and writer/director Padraig Reynolds is set to hit digital outlets on July 27, 2012, so mark your calendars, horror fans! The film (now available to watch in theaters) will be made available via not only IFC Midnight cable VOD, but also iTunes, SundanceNOW, Amazon Streaming, Xbox Zune, and Playstation Unlimited. The film also features the stellar acting talents of Aj Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Sonny Marinelli, Marco St. John and Katherine Randolph.

Synopsis: A group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school in the middle of the woods. But feelings of guilt soon overtake the kidnappers, dividing the group and putting their entire plan in jeopardy. The evening further spirals out of control when their poorly chosen hideout becomes a hunting ground for a mysterious creature that requires springtime ritualistic sacrifices. »

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IFC Sets July 27th VOD Date For Rites Of Spring!

21 June 2012 5:38 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Padraig Reynold’s independent creature feature Rites Of Spring has been given a mid-summer July 27th release date from distributor IFC Midnight. The forthcoming genre-twist stars The House of the Devil‘s A.J. Bowen (who will be gracing the big screen again later this year with You’Re Next) & The Signal‘s Anessa Ramsey as kidnappers who seek refuge in an deserted school, home to an evil presence who’s thirst for blood awakens at the start of Spring. We’ve included the very cool, retro inspired poster above as well as the trailer below!

I’m loving the From Dusk Till Dawn-esque set up here. It’s essentially a heist film that’s stumbled into a horror picture, although this looks to be played far more straight & serious. Be sure to show your support by renting this through the VOD service of your choice when this hits July 27th! »

- Justin Edwards

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