Spring Lane Studios' Timeline of Events
The Spring Lane Studios Saga unfolds as a cinematic tapestry, weaving together seemingly disparate genres to create a compelling narrative mosaic. From the slasher chills of St. Patrick's Day to the subjective comedy of OH-Mart and the adrenaline-fueled action in Rosemary & Sage, each installment intricately connects, gradually revealing pieces of a larger puzzle that transcends genres and keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as they uncover the hidden threads linking these diverse cinematic worlds.
Candle Smoke is a gripping western tale where Lily, a battered woman, seeks refuge from the relentless outlaw Calvin. Taking shelter in a shed, Lily is disturbed by a gunshot, signaling Calvin's ruthless pursuit. Calvin, having slain the sheriff for not divulging Lily's location, interrogates the bartender at the local saloon. Despite the bartender's denial of Lily's presence, Calvin, observant of her horse outside, remains suspicious. Simultaneously, Lily contends with a ghostly figure in the shadows that repeatedly extinguishes her candle. A courageous gunslinger attempts to shoot Calvin, but his swift retaliation results in three men down. Lily, attempting to escape the haunting figure, encounters Calvin, who cruelly decapitated her horse. Forced back to the shed, Lily and Calvin's tumultuous history unfolds. He reveals himself as her abusive husband, accusing her of stealing his money. Calvin issues an ultimatum: return the money or face the same fate as his first wife. Lily, complying with Calvin's demand, leads him to the hidden stash. However, when Calvin attempts to light a candle, a ghostly entity emerges from the shadows, tearing him apart. Calvin's body vanishes, leaving the ghost before Lily. The ghost, unveiled as Calvin's first wife, returns the stolen money to Lily before disappearing. As the candle self-ignites, the film concludes, intertwining themes of retribution, the supernatural, and poetic justice in the smoky atmosphere of a Western frontier town.
St. Patrick's Day is a suspenseful thriller set in March 1984, following the events of a fateful St. Patrick's Day party. Ned reluctantly attends the celebration hosted by his ex-friend Phillip, haunted by a past accident that severed their friendship. However, the news that Josie, Ned's crush, who is paralyzed from the waist down is organizing the party sparks his interest. Upon arrival, Ned reunites with friends Claire, Marci, Jerome, and Phillip. Tensions rise as Jerome resents Ned for ending their friendship post-accident. Claire's attempt to mend the rift leads to her murder by a leprechaun-masked maniac. Marci persuades Ned to stay, provided he refrains from pursuing Josie. To prevent drunk driving, Ned collects everyone's car keys. Marci tasks him with buying laced brownies, leading him to her hesitant drug dealer, whose products were linked to the previous year's accident. As the night unfolds, Josie falls ill, vomiting in the bathroom, and Claire discovers a disturbing shed filled with license plate numbers. A series of brutal murders ensue, claiming Claire, Phillip, Jerome, Marci, and the drug dealer. Worried for his friends, Ned encounters the killer but narrowly escapes. He rushes to warn Josie, who instructs him to retrieve her father's gun. Returning with the weapon, Ned becomes the target as Josie, standing from her wheelchair, reveals herself as the killer. Josie's intricate plan involves a walkie talkie, and an escape window behind her shower curtain, creating the illusion of her still being in the bathroom. The film's climax unveils a shocking revelation: a year ago, Ned and his friends injured Josie in a car accident and planted drugs on her. Waking up in time to note their license plate, Josie used it to track them down. The film concludes with Josie murdering Ned and framing him, mirroring the injustice she suffered. She returns to her wheelchair as the police arrive, leaving viewers with a chilling exploration of revenge, deception, and the consequences of a single night's actions.
OH-Mart is a thrilling dark comedy that unfolds with a mysterious quest initiated by Sam F., a man in black seeking a stolen VHS. The film kicks off with Sam's relentless pursuit, leading him to a shocking revelation that the tape was sold on eBay. Fueled by revenge, Sam tracks the VHS to the adult video store OH-Mart, managed by Ohmar, Jake, and Raven. While Sam pursues the VHS, a subplot unfolds as a Christian petitioner campaigns to shut down the store. Amidst the chaos, Ohmar enlists the help of paranormal investigator Nash to understand the VHS's significance. Nash unveils a connection to a demonic entity, setting the stage for supernatural mayhem. As tensions escalate, Ohmar and Raven confront Sam in a battle to reclaim the VHS. Things take a turn for the worst when Sam murders Raven's boyfriend Tyler after discovering the VHS was in his possession. The ensuing chaos, triggered by the tape's destruction, releases demons into the store. Nash arrives with paranormal expertise to restore order, while Ohmar deals the final blow to Sam using an unconventional weapon. The film concludes with Tyler avenged, Ohmar seizing Sam's wallet, and using the funds to reconcile with the Christian petitioner and repair the store. OH-Mart is a unique blend of suspense, dark humor, and supernatural elements, leaving audiences entertained and questioning the true power hidden within a seemingly innocuous VHS tape.
OH-World continues the supernatural saga following the events of OH-Mart. Raven, grappling with the loss of Tyler, persuades paranormal investigator Nash to entrust her with his lab. Nash takes a vacation, leaving Raven to encounter Moth, Nash's assistant. In her grief, Raven convinces Moth to use paranormal equipment to bring Tyler back from the spirit world. Simultaneously, Ohmar mourns the mysterious death of his friend Jake at OH-Mart. As Raven learns to use Nash's equipment, a startling revelation unfolds – Moth is the vengeful demon from the notorious VHS that Sam was after in the previous film. Moth knocks Raven unconscious and utilizes the equipment to resurrect Sam, revealing her dark motives. Moth discloses her connection to Sam, disclosing that she murdered Jake in revenge for Sam's death. Raven becomes an unwitting pawn in Moth's plan to seek retribution by bringing Sam back to life and murdering Ohmar. Sam, formerly a paranormal investigator with Nash, unveils the origin of the VHS tape and Moth's influence. Nash, concerned for Raven, alerts Ohmar, prompting an unlikely alliance between Ohmar and the Christian petitioner, Vincenzo, who once sought to shut down Ohmar's store. Armed with holy water guns, Ohmar and Vincenzo confront Moth and Sam at the lab, where Raven is held as bait. A fierce battle ensues, resulting in Sam's demise at Ohmar's hands. Meanwhile, Raven successfully brings Tyler back to the living using Nash's equipment. Tyler, wielding Vincenzo's crucifix, injures Moth, who escapes. Tyler returns to the spirit world, Ohmar and Vincenzo make a truce, and the film concludes with Raven revealing her pregnancy with Tyler's child. OH-World weaves together the elements of the supernatural, revenge, and unexpected alliances, delivering a gripping tale of love, loss, and the enduring consequences of the paranormal.
OH-Blivion continues the gripping narrative of the OH-Mart Tril-OH-gy, picking up after the events of OH-World. Ohmar, secretly training with demon hunter Vincenzo in the store after hours, faces Raven's disapproval. Claiming the need for preparedness against potential paranormal threats, Ohmar's dedication strains his relationship with the pregnant Raven, who ultimately quits the store. Nash's return from vacation brings an unexpected twist as he encounters a badly injured Moth in his lab. Desperate for revenge, Moth extracts a key from Nash's guts to retrieve a mysterious item—a pink fluffy spell book. Moth resurrects Sam through the book and tasks him with eliminating Ohmar, Vincenzo, and Raven before they can thwart her plans. Moth unveils her origins as a servant of Satan, sent to Earth to bring him back. Hiding in a VHS tape for years, she resurfaced when discovered by Sam. Now, armed with the spell book, Moth needs the blood of an innocent for her diabolical plan. Ohmar and Vincenzo face arrest and questioning for Nash's death, escalating when Raven goes missing. Sam F. reveals that Raven's unborn child could be the key to Moth's sinister plot, leading Ohmar and Vincenzo to escape police custody. Realizing the imminent danger, they track Moth using Nash's equipment. Vincenzo insists on acquiring holy water-dipped swords for the battle, straining their resources. With Vincenzo's collection plate money and Ohmar's store as collateral, they embark on a mission to rescue Raven. In a climactic battle, Ohmar sacrifices himself to save Raven, purifying his blood and inadvertently summoning Satan to Earth. Moth betrays Sam, and Satan condemns her to hell. Despite injuries, Ohmar retrieves the spell book and uses a crucifix to send Satan back to hell. The film concludes with Vincenzo leaving town but not before repaying Ohmar. Ohmar, now the store owner, sells his shop to open a larger, improved location with Raven, who has given birth to a baby boy. OH-Blivion delivers a riveting blend of supernatural conflict, sacrifice, and the enduring power of redemption.
Rosemary & Sage Race Against Thyme is a thrilling crime drama that unfolds in a small town rocked by tragedy. Officer Reba Rosemary's life takes a devastating turn when a bomb claims the life of her partner and girlfriend, Parker Parsley. Denied the opportunity to investigate by Chief Carmen Caraway, Rosemary decides to pursue the case herself after turning in her badge. Rosemary crosses paths with FBI Agent Samantha Sage, who discloses that Parsley was shot before the bombing, indicating foul play. A confrontation with a hitman named Pepper Pete, affiliated with the terrorist group T.H.Y.M.E., sparks a dangerous chase involving other members, Mary Jane and Cecil Cumin. After a vicious encounter that leaves Rosemary and Sage beaten and robbed of Parsley's engagement ring, they discover that T.H.Y.M.E. wants to trade the bullet from Parsley's body for the ring. Suspecting a trap, Rosemary enlists the help of her sister, the infamous hacker and FBI's most wanted, Melody Mint, to track down T.H.Y.M.E. members through mugshots. As Rosemary and Sage embark on their mission of revenge, feelings begin to develop between them. Simultaneously, Detectives Dill Herb and Dong Quai stake out an abandoned theater where T.H.Y.M.E. has parked their cars. Chief Caraway, secretly the leader of T.H.Y.M.E., seeks to eliminate any evidence tying her to Parsley's murder. Caraway herself confronts Rosemary and Sage at the abandoned theater. In a climactic confrontation, Caraway reveals her role in Parsley's murder due to constantly being reprimanded by the Mayor for Rosemary and Parsley's policing methods. Caraway attempts to take out Rosemary and Sage. Mary Jane admits to selling Parsley's ring for drugs, which Cumin overdoses on, and an out of place gorilla distraction enables Rosemary to eliminate Pepper Pete and Mary Jane. Caraway shoots Sage, leading to a brutal face-off where Rosemary prevails. In the aftermath, it's revealed that Sage survives the shooting. Sage visits several pawn shops to reclaim Parsley's ring for Rosemary. Rosemary confesses her feelings for Sage. Although Sage initially contemplates leaving, the film concludes with her choosing to stay, leaving viewers with a mix of resolution, revenge, and unexpected romance in the shadowy world of crime and deception.
In the gripping opening scene of Rosemary & Sage Turn Back Thyme, Chief Dill Herb announces the arrest of FBI's most wanted, Melody Mint. Simultaneously, the Mayor faces election troubles, exacerbated by the FBI's presence due to Mint's arrest. Seeking a political boost, the Mayor reopens the 1984 Shamrock Slasher case, assigning FBI agent Samantha Sage to unveil the killer's identity. Officer Reba Rosemary, unaware of Josie's dual identity as the Shamrock Slasher, confronts Josie about her deceased girlfriend Parsley, who just so happens to be Josie's daughter. Rosemary joins forces with Sage to expose Josie, despite personal stakes. Chief Herb equips Rosemary with A.L.A.N., a versatile retro bodycam. As the investigation progresses, Rosemary's estranged sister, Mint, adds complexity to the narrative. Tensions rise when Dong's interactions with Mint strain his friendship with Herb. Rosemary and Sage discover Josie's dark secret, leading to a tense confrontation. During a stakeout, Josie retaliates, kidnapping A.L.A.N. and demanding the return of incriminating evidence. Mint's hacking skills are enlisted, but the Mayor halts the operation, leaving Rosemary and Sage to confront Josie alone. A brutal encounter ensues, with Herb and Dong intervening to protect Mint. In a climactic twist, A.L.A.N. uploads evidence online, exposing Josie as the Shamrock Slasher. The film concludes with Josie surviving but facing a life sentence, the Mayor losing re-election, and Rosemary and Sage's wedding officiated by Bartender Basil, attended by Mint, Dong, and a refurbished A.L.A.N.. Turn Backs Thyme delivers the complexities of personal relationships, the pursuit of justice, and the resilience required to confront one's past, all against the backdrop of a town facing political and criminal turmoil.