This Friday, July 27, IFC Midnight kicks off a VOD and limited theatrical run for Padraig Reynolds’ kidnapping slasher Rites of Spring, which stars genre faves AJ Bowen (The Signal, House of the Devil, A Horrible Way to Die, Hatchet 2) and Anessa Ramsey (YellowBrickRoad, The Signal). It also features creature design by Aaron Sims (A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child, Wrong Turn, The Mist, I Am Legend, Clash of the Titans, The Thing).
Inside we’ve landed an exclusive clip where “Wormface” makes an appearance, while we’ve also scored a pair of tickets to this Friday’s screening at the IFC Center (323 6th Avenue New York, NY 10014). The event takes place Friday July 27, 2012 @ 11:59pm (EST) followed by Q&A with filmmaker Padraig Reynolds. If you’d like to attend all you have to do is put RITES OF SPRING in the subject line and E-mail us your name. Winner will be chosen today.
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.“