•  Justin Purwitsky

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Justin Purwitsky 04 Oct, 2015

    Hoop-Tober 2.0: Film 12

    ** I picked this film as one of the 5 slasher films I had to watch as part of Hoop-Tober. I remember it being a slasher film and the remake was very much a slasher film. This one is not even close. Oops...


    Ahh... The Crazies. This is a film I saw many moons ago. So long ago I don't remember much about it. I also saw the remake from not so long ago. I…


  • Jack Gattanella

    ★★★★★ Added by Jack Gattanella

    underrated piece of exploitation-satire on the breakdown of society - the mid-range between Night and Dawn, and it has things neither has since it's a different level of horror. an image of a hazmat suit itself IS the zombie.


  • Paul Waller

    ★½ Added by Paul Waller

    The remake was better..

    By a LOT.


  • Paul Anthony Nelson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Paul Anthony Nelson 08 Sep, 2015

    While it bites off a little more than it can fiscally or narratively chew, Romero's fourth feature is a kinetic and often bracing action thriller that revisits the social collapse of his debut through the prism of the epidemic sub-genre, whilst introducing (at best) the complete ineptitude and (at worst) unfeeling brutality of military and law enforcement institutions. While this quality directly links it to then-current topics like the Vietnam War, Watts riots and Kent State shootings, as we know, the more things change...


  • PatrickRipoll

    ★★★★½ Added by PatrickRipoll 3

    Maybe I'm the real Crazie, but I prefer this to any of Romero's Living Dead movies. I think it's better paced, better acted, better written, better edited, better scoped, with a better story and more compelling themes. I absolutely understand why Dawn of the Dead is a cult phenomenon and this isn't. It's definitely cheaper and doesn't have that pleasing comic book tone, but as a reaction to Kent State ("How can you tell who's infected?") and Vietnam (a well-intentioned…


  • Frenchie's Reviews

    ★★★ Added by Frenchie's Reviews

    I really like the concept, the fast paced editting and Romero always had a great ear for dialogue. I think overall there is a little too much "OMG what do we do?!" going on in this film and not enough actual crazies being crazy! The film seems to take too long to set up the scenario and not enough time is focused on the meat of the film, so it loses direction about half way through. Still pretty watchable and enjoyable, but not quite a classic.


  • MysticSpoonAttack

    Watched by MysticSpoonAttack 26 Aug, 2015 14

    If there's one thing this movie taught me, it's that anyone can be George Romero. No, really, anyone; just hire some bad, no-name actors, edit the film yourself so it comes across as a sloppily and hastily put together mess, recycle the exact same music over and over again, have some semblance of heavy-handed social commentary so your film comes across as a "smarter" horror flick, don't put any effort in your cinematography or pacing, and...you're done! Congratulations, you made…


  • Alexander V

    ★★★½ Watched by Alexander V 25 Aug, 2015

    The third film George A Romero directed but also had a little role written for himself as the mayor of Evans. Made in the 1970's when America was losing the war in Vietnam because it was mainly fighting itself and due to sheer incompetence. Both elements are key in The Crazies when the military releases accidentally a military biological weapon upon the inhabitants of Evans, a small American town.

    The effects of the toxin are that either you die or…


  • Charlie G

    ★★★ Watched by Charlie G 21 Aug, 2015

    Pretty much the watered down version of NOTLD that you assume it is, I would honestly add this to the slim pile of modern horror films that was improved upon by a modern remake.

    Two things though that I think are really handled well here: first is how the army is portrayed as mostly a big bag of bumblefucks. But not like regular movie bumblefucks, the ones who might let James Bond sneak into their army base or i dunno,…


  • Not Ben Sachs

    Added by Not Ben Sachs

    Less than two weeks after Facets' midnight screening of DAWN OF THE DEAD, Doc Films revives one of George Romero's lesser-known works, THE CRAZIES. Along with JACK'S WIFE (1972), the film marked a great step forward for Romero as a social commentator; only a few years later with MARTIN (1977) and DAWN (1978) would he find a perfect balance between genre-film excitement and satirical observation. A small Pennsylvania town becomes the victim of a mysterious gas that turns people into…


  • Dead Moon Night

    ★★★ Rewatched by Dead Moon Night 17 Jul, 2015

    In a small town in Pennsylvania a virus is accidentally released by the military that turns the residents into crazies.

    George A. Romero's low budget paranoia thriller The Crazies is too often never mentioned when the director's name comes up. It a simple but effective story and even though it's not one of Romero's best it's still a good one with a couple of great scenes - the knitting lady sequence is brilliant!


  • Vietcong

    ★★★½ Watched by Vietcong 07 Jul, 2015

    The Crazies builds a wonderful atmosphere full of mystery and tension. I constantly wanted to find out more about how and why the operation was being run. I was much more interested in the military side of things than the lead townspeople. They hardly did anything for me. I don't know, Romero creates an exciting world and unfortunately his story isn't good enough to live in it. The cinematography and editing create a really confusing, cacophonous mood that works well…