The Crazies (1973)
Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 7
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1973 Wide
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 9,706
George Romero's The Crazies involves a biochemical warfare virus code-named "Trixie" that gets into the water supply of Evans City, PA. It has two equally unpleasant effects, either killing its victims outright or driving them hopelessly insane. The military descends on the town like a plague of locusts, quarantining the area and dragging the frightened citizens from their homes to be corralled at the local high school while the "powers that be" figure out what to do. Human interest revolves
Jan 1, 1973 Wide
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Woman Lab Technician
Harold W. Jones
Robert J. McCully
W.L. Thunhurst Jr.
It's tough for a dyed-in-the-wool George Romero apologist to observe that a film of Romero's in good repute is an amateurish, exploitative piece of shit
Too rational to endure alongside George A. Romero's nightmarish Living Dead movies, The Crazies is still a tense, visceral, politically aware cult classic.
While George Romero would come to redefine horror once again with his brilliant Dawn of the Dead, this interesting action thriller illustrates the talent it took to be such a consistent genre visionary.
Though it sounds like it ought to have more in the way of exploitation and gore, Romero shoots it straight, hoping his social commentary will carry it. It works superbly.
Edited at a sprint, the movie is often shocking, occasionally gory, and never boring.
Thought-provoking horror film about the effects of a biochemical disaster.
Outbreak movie that devolves into yet another zombie knockoff.
The movies Romero produced during his heyday were as ferocious, uncompromising and provocative as those of Peckinpah, Altman and Scorsese...
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