Approval Rate: 43%
This movie did not disappoint, I was happy to see some sort of virus go through a town that for once, did not make people zombies. The action starts within the first couple of minutes and continues throughout the entire movie until the last minute which was great. I was also happy to see that this movie had a realistic amount of blood in it, so when somebody gets stabbed with a pitchfork there isn't an exaggerated fountain of blood spouting from the wounds, unlike with movies such as the Saw and Final Destination series. Don't get me wrong I love gore, but I wasn't focused on that with the movie. I haven't been able to find a movie that would make me jump since I saw Quarantine when that first came out in theaters, I was ecstatic that this movie was able to make me jump, of course that fact that all the lights were off and the volume was at its max helped as well, can't watch a horror with low sound :) I must admit that the cause for the virus was a little iffy and non too creativ... Read more
This movie.....THIS MOVIE is the reason I want to be a filmmaker. I want to make badass movies people won't forget. I was pretty pumped to see this movie because I'm a big zombie, apocalypse, virus, or crazy people movie lover. This movie falls under that category. This movie is about a small town in Iowa i believe called Ogden Marsh. The movie starts out with a bang which I love. I love to get pulled into a movie right away and if you've seen the trailer you know the baseball seen in which I am talking about. Basically all the people in the town start going crazy because of a special reason I will not reveal :), SO GO SEE IT! Anyway the thing makes the people become really quiet and the little they do talk is very repetitive and random, kinda like in The Happening where someone is talking about how they are inside a room and they can see a tree outside the wind.....all the sudden they start talking about math problems and saying it over and over (if you've seen The Happening you ALSO ... Read more
I have a terrific idea for a horrifying movie. Imagine: A movie comprised almost entirely of bland and tedious dialogue that gets so caught up in trying to convey a message that the actual content of the movie itself becomes a complete afterthought! Oh wait, I just watched that movie, it was called The Crazies. George A.Romero has created some excellent movies in his time. He has also created some very bad ones, and this is the category that The Crazies falls into. The crash of a plane carrying a harmful biochemical toxin leaves a small rural town's water supply tainted with the virus. The prognosis for those infected suggests only two grim outcomes: Death, or irreversible insanity. The government sends in the army to quarantine the town which erupts into a full scale war between the soldiers and the residents who aren't willing to conform to the governements plans for them. The Crazies is a very blunt commentary on not trusting your government and the power of the common man. Th... Read more
THE CRAZIES **** Out of 5 Release Date- March 16th, 1973 Running Time- 103-Minutes Rating- R Screenplay- Paul McCollough & George A. Romero Director- George A. Romero Starring- Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lane Carroll, Lloyd Hollar, Lynn Lowry, Richard Liberty Released in 1973 this was the 4th movie made by legendary filmmaker George A. Romero; best known for his zombie flicks there is actually a lot more to Romero than zombie flicks even if that is his legacy. The Crazies isn't really a zombie movie since the characters aren't walking corpses, but rather infected, but The Crazies does sort of have the formula that is seen in zombie flicks. The plot deals with a virus accidentally released in a small Pennsylvania town and the people infected go Crazy hence the title the Crazies and you can clearly see the influence here on 28 Days Later and The Crazies seems like it might have been inspired by I Drink Your Blood since both movies follow the same basic... Read more
I received this as a graduation present on May 31st, 2008 and I finally finished it last night. For a George A. Romero, it was pretty good, but some parts are really boring. A virus named Trixie has spread through a town, so the military try to quarantine the town. Most of the civilians begin to go crazy and start killing each other and the military A man even tries to rape his smokin' hot daughter! I love the gore scenes. It seemed like a grindhouse film. I'd probably recommend THE CRAZIES!!!
This movie was not what I expect from a Romero flick. Not alot of the blood and gore that is his staple. The story itself isn't that exciting and neither are the actors really. I will buy all the Romero movies due to my love of most of his work. If you are just a fan of the "Dead" series you should pass this movie up. There is no comparison between "The Crazies" and the Dead movies!! Not even in the same league.
With the announcement that George Romero is planning on a 2009 remake, I decided to watch the original 1973 version of "The Crazies". Not only was I incredibly disappointed, but it's so bad that I had a hard time believing it came from the great mind of Romero. A plane carrying a bio-weapon codenamed "Trixie" accidentally releases the cargo on the unsuspecting town of Evan's City, Pennsylvania. It turns out the side-affects of this weapon are certain insanity, a nearly guaranteed fatality, and indescribably bad acting. The government is in a wild frenzy trying to quarantine the town and contain the virus. There really isn't a lot to like about "The Crazies". The actors are poor at best, with two of the main characters looking like shaved versions of the Geico cavemen. In tune with their appearances, the lines are delivered in abrupt Cro-Magnon like grunts and meaningless monosyllabic blasts. The drama is nonexistent as they meander about the town with three other characters... Read more