Directed by George Romero
Ordinary citizens turn into homicidal maniacs after a chemical weapon is released in George Romero's 1973 follow-up to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. After a mercifully brief foray into romantic comedy, Romero returned to the subject that made him famous - multiple maniacs attacking unsuspecting townspeople - and the government's misguided response to the chaos. Like Romero's living dead films, THE CRAZIES offers a commentary on the military turmoil of the '70s, environmental contamination and bio-warfare - making it sadly still relevant - and scary - today.
Ordinary citizens turn into homicidal maniacs after a chemical weapon is released.
Cast: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lynn Lowry
Loved it! One of Romero's best!
Highly resonant story with potentially dire consequences if not heeded. A Romero classic.
Interesting, unique watch. At times I found myself disinterested because I had little grasp on the details, but overall really cool watch. I was surprised at some of the outcomes
While good, the film was a bit slow. There were things about it that weren't as good as the remake, and other things that it did better. A solid film, but not one without issues.
Not as good as his first effort but still quite enjoyable!