Late last year, IFC Midnight announced that the company had acquired U.S. rights to director Padraig Reynolds’ thriller RITES OF SPRING. The only thing we didn't get back then was a release date, but now we've finally got it. The film will hit VOD on July 27th, accompanied by a limited theatrical release at New York City's IFC Center.
In RITES OF SPRING, a group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school in the middle of the woods. 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.
The movie stars AJ Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Sonny Marinelli, Katherine Randolf, Marco St. John, Hannah Bryan, Sarah Pachelli, James Bartz, Shanna Forestall, Skylar Burke, and Andrew Breland.