Mark’s Halloween Horror Countdown #16

Nordic Media > Blog > Mark’s Halloween Horror Countdown #16

Here’s the next installment of my top 31 horror films since 2000.

#16 Spring (2014)

I mentioned I crumble under a good love story. Well, have I got one for you that kicked me right in the feels.

An out of luck loafer, whose parents both independently died suddenly, is to re-assess his useless life, and on a whim decides to flee the US and book the first flight to somewhere, anywhere else. As luck would have it he ends up in scenic Southern Italy, where he finds a job on a vineyard working for an old romantic and falls in love with a beautiful, but aloof woman who studies biochemistry at the local university. In the usual romantic narrative, a multitude of conflicts make it difficult, if not impossible to sustain any real chance at love, especially when you have a dude searching for life-affirming understanding, and a woman, because of her distrust of humanity and disdain for rules, is more than a little…off.

Well it turns out, she’s waaaaaaaay off.

Again, the story of love that gets thwarted by some hideous and monstrous truth has been done to death, but what’s different with Spring is the unconventional way writer/director Justin Benson (who just happened to write/direct my #18 film, Resolution) tells a very intimate story between very real people, using flaws as strengths, and not pandering to cliched character development and giving these people a soul, when they themselves doubt one exists. I fell in love with these two. If you don’t think Louise is the coolest gal on the planet, and that Lou Taylor Pucci in a standout role as Even, is the human we wish we could all be, your just plain silly. The coolness factor and horror amps up when we see what deep secret Louise has buried deep within her DNA.

This is a great little movie, because it does so much with so little (Benson’s M.O.). It makes you believe in fairy tales again, especially the biggest one of all…love.

Check out the trailer below and be sure to tune in tomorrow for #15.

Mark Goodchild
Creative Director

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us On Facebook

Great day on set with this film. Amazing cast and crew!

Comment on Facebook

Can’t wait to see this - it was such a blast being part of this today. Thanks so much!

What a fantastic experience! Nordic Media runs an organized, professional & creative was impressive to witness such an effective team at work!🌟

Dylan Poyser had a great time on set! Can't wait to see the finished project.

===== CASTING CALL =====
*******TIME CHANGE*******
PRODUCTION: Video Commercial
BACKGROUND: The theme of the commercial: Dont drink and drive
CASTING DATE: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
CASTING TIMES: 4pm - 7pm
Role: Male Lead for a commercial
Gender: Male
Age: 25-40===== SUBMISSIONS =====
Please Send:
1) Headshot and/or Links to any actor reels
(if you do not have an actors resume, put contact information including cell phone, email, and mailing address)
- If you can only make the audition at a certain time, please give us the time range (ie. “I can make the audition between 2pm and 4pm)3) Role(s) Applying For: Dont Drink and Drive - Male Lead
Send the above to the following email address: QUESTIONS =====
If you have any questions, please visit our Facebook page and submit a message to us.
LIKE us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram for more upcoming casting calls and production info: Nordic Media @gonordicmedia

Comment on Facebook

ah darn, if only the times were later...I'm at work during audition time..oh well maybe next time!



I'll help I hate drinking last night I had a beer in years and almost puked I hate and would be greatful to help

Shared in Choking Hazzard Edmonton Auditions and other opportunities!

Edwin Autridge ...

S-Raj Kumar Griffin Cork Gor Dandersen Neil Chase Michael Schaar-Ney Josh Benner Daniel Fong John Evans Colin Michael Matty

Vance Avery

Lloyd Sims Collins

Peter Jollimore Morgan LeBlanc

Nathan Alexis

Eddy Naidu

Mike Powless

+ View more comments

The team hitting the ground running this week!
If you live here, you must love Edmonton! ❤️ #yeg

Comment on Facebook

You gotta love winter. I love the seasonal change, it's stark beauty. And at least there's no bloody mosquitos!

I'm starting to think batman just finds any reason to slap robin.

I'm looking out my window right now at the lovely snow :P

Loving Edmonton in summer is one thing, freezing in Winter is quite another. NOPE

Isla and Marliss! Hooray for snow.

It's a blue cape and hood Lisa Carson

It hardly even snows here.

Of course.


Here’s on for you Reamonn lol

Batman seriously must be a sadist.

Snow, Oh No Not Snow!



Braden Field 😊

Ramskye Novilla

Dominic Ducharme

Zachary Weeks

Tommy Hermanski

Les 😂😂

Taily Terena 😂

Maria Coufal

Anna Nicole

Amaya Zing

+ View more comments

To the one person who dressed up for Halloween 🎃 at work today... we salute you!