ZOMBIE MOVIES – Red Spring (2017)

Red Spring (2017) started out so strong. A group of survivors is escaping in a van, afraid to stop, afraid to be found by whatever has destroyed the populace. The undead vampires have taken over the world, and if they smell you, they can track you. The small group of survivors meets Vicky, played by Elysia White who convinces the group to head to her fathers farm.

Unfortunately the plan doesn’t work out that well and the vampires find them.

This is about where the movie went from being pretty awesome to formulaic. The survivors start doing some dumb sh*t like all going off on their own. While scavenging, one of the survivors gets wounded, then, after deciding they need to find a vehicle to run again, everyone makes the classic horror movie mistake of separating. One goes into a dark shed and gets eaten, and on top of that leaves the wounded girl on her own to then get eaten because he also leaves the bomb shelter door open.

It cost this movie a lot of points, as up until then it was in the solid 90s. How many? Enough to knock this down to a 63/100. Honestly, watch the first forty minutes or so and then turn it off, which sucks, but the strong start led to a very weak ending. One other minor pet peeve is that the monsters on the cover were apparently drawn by someone who never saw the movie.

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