Meet “Wormface”, The ‘Rites Of Spring’ Slasher!

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While some concept art of “Wormface” can be found here, we’ve landed a trio of looks at the killer from IFC Midnight’s July 27 VOD and limited theatrical run of Rites of Spring, Padraig Reynolds’ kidnapping slasher that stars genre faves AJ Bowen (The Signal, House of the Devil, A Horrible Way to Die, Hatchet 2) and Anessa Ramsey (YellowBrickRoad, The Signal). The creature was designed by Aaron Sims (A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child, Wrong Turn, The Mist, I Am Legend, Clash of the Titans, The Thing).

In 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.

  • Joe-Banger

    Fear has a season alright, its called Halloween!

  • EvilHead1981

    I love the look of Wormface, personally, but I just can’t see this movie being… good. It reminds me a lot of The Cottage(kidnappers take their kidnappee to a remote location, only to discover a disfigured killer is trying to pick them off). Only difference is, The Cottage, I actually found myself wanting the kidnappers to survive(they were funny and likable). I can’t say the same about this one(seems like they are going to be your average band of unlikable criminals). Dislike that it looks like a lot of other movies too(the washed out look with overstress on certain color filters). That type of thing turns me off more now that ever because it’s a trend that seems on the verge of dying, and it SHOULD die. Various modern movies now seem to be straying away from that trend(TDKR seemed more colorful than the two previous movies). IMO, that’s how it should be. Life is in full color. Before the trend, movies were all in full, bright color, then came the trend and colors got muted, there were high priorities in making movies as blue and yellows as they could, it was sickening.

  • Danny-E

    EvilHead1981

    Actually this movie is very colorful and looks really good for a low budget flick. I saw it at Screamfest and the more I think about the movie. The more I like it. It’s takes itself very serious and that’s the main thing I enjoyed about it. It’s not for everyone but it is very well done.

  • djblack1313

    i like the look of the killer but why do movies insist on pre-spoiling the looks of their killers?

  • Joe-Banger

    djblack1313, Competition is trendy and I wondered the exact same thing when I first saw this article. There are so many industries that are struggling right now that it is easier for the film industry to bait the hook this and pull the people with money in. I saw The Dark Knight Rises at 12:00am last night with a friend who covered my ticket and it cost him $8.00 each! I owe him for that. Its probably cheaper advertising for the film industry this way.

  • djblack1313

    good point, Joe-Banger. good point! :)

  • joesey

    this movie has almost as bad of an ending as The Devil Inside.
    It sucks b/c the first part of the film was kinda good. what a waste of film

  • KeepDoubting

    I’m pretty excited for this. Big fan of AJ Bowen and Anessa Ramsey.

  • woodchuck

    The movie was actually pretty fucking bad ass until the end. I won’t give any spoilers but I hate when a movie ends all the sudden like they just forgot to add an ending so they stop the movie mid scene