Movie Review: Spring

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Spring is a 2014 horror-romance film directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. The plot revolves around Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci), a man who just lost his mother and then gets into a bar fight that leaves him a wanted man. With nothing worthwhile in his present life, he jumps on a plane and heads to Italy to find order in his life.

Soon after he is in Italy, he meets Louise (Nadia Hilker). He falls for her quickly and the two begin to have a good relationship. Until Louise suddenly breaks up with him. She won’t explain why she does this, but insists it must be done. But when Evan returns to her house, he finds Louise transformed into some creature. Now Evan needs answers and Louise has to try to explain her situation the best she can.

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Spring is a lot more romantic than I expected, but still an overall good movie. Nothing seemed extraordinary, but just solid. The atmosphere was dark and haunting. The acting was good. The locations were amazing to see. It was an all around good film. Spring seemed to remind me somewhat of An American Werewolf in Paris. I think Spring is actually a lot better of a film, but the premise of an American guy falling for a foreign woman with a deep, dark secret is very similar. But if you’re questioning whether to check it out or not, I think it is worth it. Especially if you can enjoy a horror-themed film without all of the typical genre fare.

Daryl Karpinski Jr.

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