• 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!

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  • 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…

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  • Collin

    ★★½ Watched by Collin 28 Jun, 2015

    I found the story very interesting, but that's one of the only things I liked about The Crazies. I think the low budget helped the movie. It helped make the movie feel authentic. The editing was choppy and all around bad, which hindered the directing. The acting was okay, nothing bad enough to hurt the movie. I just didn't find myself caring for the characters. Like I said before, the plot was very intriguing and original. I did want to…

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  • Gustaf Ottosson

    ★★ Watched by Gustaf Ottosson 28 Jun, 2015

    Redemptions VHS release of Romeros "The Crazies" promises that the film relies on a lot of gore. What is a lot or not is of course subjective, but not many horror fans - particularly those who love Romero because of titles such as "Dawn of the Dead" or "Day of the Dead" - would agree with the author of the description. In fact it is one of the less gory horror movies I've seen.

    That in it self doesn't have…

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  • Chad Anderson

    ★★★½ Watched by Chad Anderson 21 Apr, 2015 2

    I saw and enjoyed the remake in the theater but I had no idea. This movie, admittedly weak in production value, is amazing. The zombie-like theme is way ahead of its time, the politics are spot-on, and the critique of bureaucratic response to crisis is so great that I wish I had a version with Korean subtitles to show in class. This is a fantastic film!

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  • Tyler Henry

    ★★½ Added by Tyler Henry

    The remake is better....in my opinion of course.

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  • William Kretschmer

    ★★★½ Watched by William Kretschmer 21 Dec, 1979

    The military attempts to contain a man-made combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town.
    Superior and intense, a low-budget zombie shocker with a distinct political message.

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  • Goremaster

    ★★ Added by Goremaster

    In between his zombie movies, George Romero directed other pictures like "The Crazies". It's about a biological experiment that gets out of control and releases a virus that contaminates a small town in Pennsylvania. People get mad and start to kill anyone.

    It's not everyday that I can say that, but in this case the remake is better.

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  • Jason Hernandez

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jason Hernandez 13 Aug, 2011

    Nobody directs the end of the world like George Romero did in the 70s. In a Romero apocalypse, everyone shouts at each other, no one knows what's going on, blood sprays, heads explode, and life tips into outright surrealism. The world actually isn't ending in this movie, but it may as well be for a small town just outside of Pittsburgh where a biological military weapon that makes people go insane was accidentally let loose in the water supply. Now…

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  • ghostdinosaur

    ★★★ Watched by ghostdinosaur 15 Feb, 2015

    The tranquil chirping of birds and the sound of a siren are mixed so closely together in volume that they become almost the same sound. Are angry people infected, or is their irrationality the only coping mechanism in a system of faceless violent oppression? Romero takes what could be a one-sided premise (following a bacterial outbreak the military attempts to quarantine a small town) and complicates it by refusing to deny any group a sense of humanity and agency. The…

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  • Raúl Cornejo

    ★★★ Watched by Raúl Cornejo 11 Dec, 2014

    Máscaras, cuarentena y militar

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  • JD Dawson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by JD Dawson 25 Oct, 2014

    The plot might be thin and the actors don't react realistically to anything happening in the movie, but hell, Romero's "The Crazies" is a visual feast. Just watch the first hour and you'll be struck by how dynamic the look of this movie is. It's raw, rough, and frenetic: a piece of low-budget genius.

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