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OF THE LIVING DEAD comes this chilling film about biological warfare. Made in the shadow of both Vietnam and Watergate, THE CRAZIES is a grim allegory about a government conspiracy against the public that ultimately results in genocide. The story is set in director George Romero's home state of Pennsylvania. In the film, a government plane carrying a dangerous virus crashes near the small town of Evans City. The virus finds its way into the town's drinking water, turning everyone who is exposed to it into a murderous lunatic. Firefighter David (Will McMillan) and his pregnant wife, Judy (Lane Carroll), remain unaffected but face great danger in trying to escape the town, which has been quarantined by the US army, whose members lurk around every corner, clad in gas masks and protective suits. The President is often depicted as a detached talking head, offering no hope to citizens trapped by the mistakes of his administration. Similar in tone and structure to his DEAD trilogy, Romero's film overcomes a visibly limited budget to create a colorful 1970s genre film that neatly captures the feeling of governmental distrust that was characteristic of the Vietnam era. With both a social message and plenty of splatter, THE CRAZIES is an underrated but appealing horror film.
"A Thinking Man's Exploitation Film!" -- Eccentric Cinema Eccentric Cinema
"Almost Unlimited Blood And Gore... An Onslaught Of Horror Upon Horror!" -- Cinefantastique
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"Not To Be Missed... An Exceptionally Entertaining And Disturbing Film That Begs To Be Seen!" -- Monsters At Play
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It deals with a government project gone wrong. It deals with how the said government would act upon a catastrophe caused by their experimenting with lethal viruses.
It could be a movie about HIV but science hadn't created the virus back in early 70's when Romero made his movie.
A biological weapon gone awry.
As always the end justifies the means, so the scientists are like children afraid to get caught.
To a point where the crazies seem to be the normal ones and vice versa.
A highly recommendable movie about a future not too far away, or?
It's highly entertaining and a very good movie.
Yes it is a low budget movie but in no way a B-movie.
George Romero's The Crazies is by far one of Romero's Most Under-Rated, Rarely Seen Film (Running neck and neck with Martin)
You might have seen the Homage to it known as Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later
Like all of Romero's Films it has such a Layered Social Commentary on Humanity, Government Cover-ups, and The Break down of Modern Life
With a Re-make being Released soon (Another George A. Romero Film being Re-Made Hollywood needs to Stop and come up with New Ideas, Stories, Ect. and Leave Classics ALONE!!!!)
The Original will be the Best way to Understand Romero's Vision
It has a Super Raw look and feel (Much like the Original TX Chainsaw Massacre)
With all the Craziness around the world Involving all types of Flu Strains, and Viruses right now in this day and age
Romero's premonition is Shocking to say the least
I Highly recommend this BR for All Horror Fans
Blue Underground does a FLAWLESS Job at HD Transfers
All the Extras from the SD DVD will be brought over with BR Exclusive extras
Get yourself a Hazmat Suit and Prey