Sunday, August 5, 2012
Movie Review: Rites of Spring
I love the poster for this (at right) and I love the old school feel it has all the way down to the masked killer (Wormface?), unfortunately there wasn't too much else to get excited about with this low budget slasher flick. Not a lot of gore and bad acting throughout with a pretty thin script stretched into about a 75 minute film.
There's 2 stories going on at once for the first half with some girls getting kidnapped and held by some freak and at the same time there's a small group kidnapping a young daughter of a rich guy and demanding ransom. Obviously the 2 stories finally intersect in the 2nd half, but then it pretty much becomes just a paint-by-numbers run and hide sort of film. There's a killer in a mask (which cause the people to say "what is that thing?" for some reason despite the fact he looks totally human) who chases people around like Jason Vorhees, hacking off noggins as he goes. I'm not giving you any spoilers really, that's the whole movie. Running, hiding etc. and so forth... until a pretty anti-climatic payoff. There's something about this thing needed to be "fed" every Spring or something, but they just don't get much into it.
If you like old school slashers, check this one out, but don't really expect too much new. It's a bit Jeepers Creepers with a splash of Husk.