Spring - Low-key, unique blend of romance and monster movie. Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) is a directionless young man who decides, after a series of bad events, to travel to Italy. He makes his way to a beautiful coastal town where he meets beautiful local Louise (Nadia Hilker). He falls in love, and gets a job with an elderly vintner (Francesco Carnelutti). Evan and Louise seem to have a sweet romance building when she starts exhibiting some strange behavior. Louise admits to having an illness, but the truth is something beyond the realms of reality. Also featuring Nick Nevern, Chris Palko, Jonathan Silvestri, and Jeremy Gardner.
I haven't seen anything quite like this one before, a tender romance mixed with a bizarre creature story. Pucci is excellent, as is Hilker, an actress that I've seen recently on a TV series where she wasn't quite as impressive. The effects, used sparingly, are largely well done, although some of the CGI used is lower grade. This isn't a thriller, or a gory horror-fest, so anyone going in with those expectations will be disappointed. This was the second feature for writer Justin Benson and directors Benson and Aaron Moorhead, after 2012's Resolution (which I have not seen), and I look forward to their next, The Endless due later in 2017. 7/10