Spring – USA, 2014

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Spring is a 2014 American romantic horror feature film directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. It stars Lou Taylor Pucci, Jeremy Gardner, Nick Nevern and Nadia Hilker.

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A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harbouring a dark, primordial secret…

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

“It was basically 90 minutes of romance, 5 mins of horror and then another 15 or 20 of romance. The End. Aside from being a non-horror, the cinematography and editing were incredible. It was a visually beautiful film, just not a very exciting one.” All Horror

“While Spring does not necessarily live up to the promise of its premise, it is without a doubt one of the most original monster features in recent years. Benson and Moorehead show themselves to be fearless writers and directors who are unafraid to take risks in both content and form, and the film seems to quiver with the ambition of youth.” Sound on Sight

“If Spring feels a little undercooked, it heralds a pair of filmmakers who will very likely get one of their cross-genre experiments pitch perfect soon enough. Spring is almost that movie, but not quite.” Fangoria

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“If you’re someone who believes horror is mood, gore, and little else, Spring proves its validity as legitimate cinematic art.” The Film Stage

“In an era when monster-human relationships are the much-mocked stuff of teen soaps, Spring has the nerve to depict a complicated romance between a regular guy and a near-immortal shapeshifter — it’s like a Before Sunrise sequel reimagined by Clive Barker. Pucci and Hilker are outstanding, Italy looks lovely and the storytelling is unfussy but still implies backstory and emotional connections that take a while to become clear.” Kim Newman, Empire

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“Despite this being a horror at heart, it’s much more clever than your average shocker and is more interested in exploring the dynamics of a fledgling relationship than scaring you witless. So if you only watch one horror film this week, make sure it’s Spring, an absorbing and intelligent creature feature that has cult favourite written all over it.” David Edwards, The Mirror

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One Comment on “Spring – USA, 2014”

  1. I took this one in last night and really enjoyed it although the movie takes a big dip in credibility when you find out what she actually is. I’m glad they tried to add a new breed of monster to the pantheon of filmic freaks but the actual explanation of what she is is a garbled mess of absolute twod that the film sort of mumbles out quickly, whilst stretching both characters humour potential too far, in a bid to stop you instantly switching off. For some it just wont recover after this moment but for me it just got knocked down to a 7 rather than a solid 9: which still aint bad in an age where shite like devil’s due and another fucking paranormal activity is passed off as intelligent horror. cautious recomendation.

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