DVD Review: Red Spring (2017)

October 13, 2019

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Things have gone to shit up Canada way as Toronto has become completely lousy with vampires. A band of humans, who’s ranks include Ray (Jeff Sinasac, who also wrote and directed this fright flick), a man looking for his family… though they are most likely extinct, a soldier, a survivor of a vampire breeding camp, Vicky (Elysia White); who’s emergency shelter the group calls home… and more, have all teamed up in an effort to survive this post apocalyptic fang banger hellscape, but they are havin’ major issues getting their shit together.

Now you may thing that this is like The Walking Dead, but vampires have replaced zombies… and you are dead-bang fuckin’ right… but that doesn’t mean this is not worth your time. Quite the contrary this flick is filled with strong characters you actually give a demonic damn about, with Sinasac and White leading the pack with he juiciest, most fleshed out roles, though the rest of the cast is given their time to shine individually here and there.

As for those viscous vamps, you can forget the giggle gang present on the ad art for this film, as the creatures that will stalk across your screen look like they wandered off from the set of Carnival of Souls. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing however as this narrative is more concerned with keeping things on the realistic tip; so screeching half-bat/half-human hybrids would doubtless diminish that intention… no matter how fuckin’ balls-out awesome it would be to have them in the flick.

All said in done, this is a pretty solid post-apocalyptic survival affair; it’s well acted and shot, and I always enjoy a vampire flick… so yeah, this one gets the seal of approval from yours cruelly!



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