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The Crazies

9 Ratings: 3.1
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A government biological weapon was accidently unleashed in the small town of Evans City.  The military has been called in to deal with the situation,  But the infected locals are running amok creating havoc.  Who will deal with The Crazies? … see full wiki

Director: George A. Romero
Genre: Horror
Release Date: March 16, 1973
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about The Crazies

Codename Trixie has be unleashed, beware of The Crazies!

  • May 1, 2009
Rating:
+4
The Crazies is a film by horror film maker George A. Romero. A military biological weapons is accidentally released in a small town. Evans City, PA. is the unlucky recipient to a very deadly virus that has fouled the nearby water supply. The virus is highly contagious and it causes madness and insanity in it's victims. The government tries to contain the after effects by imposing martial law around the town and quarantining the citizens of Evans City, affected or not. A few of the citizens rebel against the soldiers and try to flee the occupied zones. Can this small party escape the wrath of the government and it's soldier of fortunes or will they become victims of the bio-plague?

George A. Romero has once again created a unique movie utilizing a small budget and a large cast of mostly volunteers. The camera work and editing is what makes this movie work. The acting is not that bad and the writing is very inventive and creative. Many look upon this movie as a trial run for his more successful zombie sequel Dawn of the Dead, others have called this a mere reworking of Night of the Living Dead. I have to say that this is a very entertaining movie that works despite the boundaries of it's limited budget. A social commentary that still rings true today.
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October 21, 2010
Great review, I always felt this was better than most seem to think.
 
May 01, 2009
Interesting view of the film. Most people are really down on THE CRAZIES and I have to admit that I never found it to be a particularily good film myself, but to each his own. Have you heard anything about who it is who is planning to remake this one? I've heard that it may be Romero himself, but I haven't heard it officially.
May 01, 2009
The remake will be released next year. I don't know how much he'll be involved
May 01, 2009
Damn. I'm not sure I'd be interested at all if he's not involved.
 
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