Indie Gems: Spring

You know, when you said condition...

Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) has recently lost both parents. Lost in life, he takes a trip to Italy which mainly consists of him getting drunk and wandering around until he lands a job working on a farm. Then he meets Louise, (Nadia Hilker) a foreign student studying there. They began a relationship, but Louise has a mysterious condition that causes her to change form unless she takes her injections.

The horror/romance genre is a tricky one. This might be one of the weirdest movies I've seen in a long time, but it certainly kept my attention throughout. The film gets off to a terribly slow start. So slow in fact that I assumed the film was going to be awful until he finally meets Louise and things start rolling. The beginning is swiftly made up. What I appreciated about this film is how they tried to explain the "science" behind Louise's transformations. It's so easy for horror films to explain a monster's origins in a single sentence, but here they kept elaborating and that was a welcomed change. 

The leads have a lot of chemistry, Lou Taylor Pucci has been giving great performances in the indie world for years, it's nice to see him play a fairly unlikable character for once. I'm not sure if this is a film I'd rush out to see again, but I'm glad to have seen it. 

Grade: B-

Watched on: Netflix DVD

Memorable Quote: "I feel like a grown man who misses his parents." - Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci)


  1. I don't know that I can think of any horror romances, come to think of it.

    1. Thirst, Underworld, Warm Bodies, Let The Right One In (sort of)

  2. Interesting premise, haven't heard of this one before. The only horror romance I can think of is Warm Bodies though that one is more of a horror rom-com.

    1. Sadly I think the Twilight movies would technically get grouped there too. And Underworld.

  3. Even though this is the only horror romance I've seen, I was afraid it was going to be awful because it's a horror, but I actually loved it. It was so engaging, and I loved how the film explores the meaning of spring as a time of rebirth and change.

    1. I'm glad someone else saw this! lol I suppose it got a bigger release in Italy since it was filmed there?


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