Rites of Spring

Rites of Spring ★★

The December Project: Film #93

Named on a number of 2012 horror roundups I'd read, Rites of Spring proved little more than a tantalising disappointment, its central conceit the perfect idea... for a comedy. Bringing together several key horror cliches into one super-narrative, it's a deeply interesting film that ultimately does nothing with its grand concept, only iterating these many tropes together all at once. Questionable performances and an uninteresting aesthetic do little to aid matters.