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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.

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
Flesh And Blood201899Action / Infection
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Horde201611Action / Gore
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller

WHISKEY DREAMS – Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

Years ago I had a glass at Tullamore Dew at a friends house. This was long before I started to really enjoy bourbon, but I remembered it fondly, it was one of the first whiskeys that I drank straight that I actually enjoyed.

How has Tullamore Dew held up to twenty years of memory?

It’s not bad.

That’s not a great way to rate something is it though?

It is a little thin on the palate, and the back of my tongue gets hit with a little astringency that I associate with cheaper whiskeys.

If you have a bottle and offer me a glass I’ll take it over Jack any day, but if you have other bottles, I’m definitely going to look for something I like more. For the price, I’d go for Stillhouse Black Bourbon, its a few bucks cheaper, and much better on the tongue.

So how does Tullamore Dew rank? I’m giving it a 63/100. Like I said, it’s not bad, it’s just not great either.

Pros

  • Cheap.
  • Easy to find.

Cons:

  • There are better options, even at this $25 price point.
BottleScorePrice
Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon94$45 / 750ml
Booker's "Sip Awhile" 2017-493$80 / 750ml
Bib & Tucker91$75 / 750ml
Angels Envy90$65 / 750ml
Tin Cup85$30 / 750ml
Jameson Blender's Dog82$67 / 750ml
Jameson Black Barrel81$39 / 750ml
Old Forester 187080$55 / 750ml
Michters US 1 Small Batch79$45 / 750ml
Old Forester 189779$55 / 750ml
Yellowstone78$35 / 750ml
Basil Hayden's75$35 / 750ml
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon75$35 / 750ml
Hirsch Small Batch74$35 / 750ml
Stillhouse Black Bourbon73$20 / 750ml
Legent72$35 / 750ml
Proper Twelve71$30 / 750ml
Teeling Whiskey70$50 / 750ml
Manhattan Knob Creek Small Batch69$30 / 750ml
Bird Dog Kentucky Bourbon68$22 / 750ml
Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum67$20 / 750ml
Four Roses Small Batch66$30 / 750ml
Beer Barrel Bourbon66$35 / 750ml
Gentleman Jack65$35 / 750ml
Kraken Rum64$25 / 750ml
Tullamore Dew63$25 / 750ml
Bushmills Irish Whiskey62$31 / 750ml
Jefferson60$25/ 750ml
Old Grand-Dad 11459$30 / 750ml
Elijah Craig57$27 / 750ml
Bulleit Bourbon56$28 / 750ml
Buffalo Trace55$25 / 750ml
Jack Daniels`51$25 / 750ml
Knob Creek Small Batch49$30 / 750ml
Widow Jane45$70 / 750ml
Dogfish Head Alternate Takes41$30 / 750ml
Redemption40$30 / 750ml
Rowan's Creek39$30 / 750ml
Woodford Reserve30$13 / 50ml
Breaker29$60 / 750ml
Pure Kentucky28$40 / 750ml
Winchester Extra Smooth15$23 / 750ml
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey10$20 / 750ml
Hill Billy9$20 / 750ml
Fireball5$18 / 750ml
American XXX Born - Bourbon Whiskey1$26 / 750ml