Sometimes films are done poorly. Sometimes films stay true to the source material. Sometimes they are just kinda fun.
This adaptation of Stephen King’s- “Strawberry Spring” is just kinda neat. I was looking for Strawberry Spring images online for my post and here this was. It’s a High School student film of Strawberry Spring. It’s just straight up fun. All of his friends are obviously in the film and the director did a pretty good job.
The story of Strawberry Spring is that a serial killer slasher is on the loose at a New England liberal arts school in the 60s. The narrator is more than unreliable; he is a possible suspect. The Strawberry Spring refers to a false spring that occurs in New England similar to a blackberry winter where warm weather occurs and then a severe nor’easter hits. The book makes a point that a mist appears before the murders and that the mist itself is likely sapient who infects the narrator, causing him to kill. The campus is terrorized by a series of murders and then when the Strawberry Spring ceases, so do the murders.
This student film tries to dramatize the story and although there a bit of overused fog machine sequences, it deserves a lot of credit. There was obviously a lot of effort put in and I give a tip of the hat to these young artists.
You can watch it here and if you have 15 minutes to definitely check it out!!!