Overall Rank: 8219
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 28
Theatrical Release Date: 03/16/1973
Genre: Horror, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: George A. Romero
Actors: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lloyd Hollar, Lynn Lowry, Richard Liberty
Plot: A biological weapon turns most of the inhabitants of Evan's, PA into riotous, murdering lunatics. Just when it appears things can't get any worse, the army shows up. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Snoogans - wrote on 12/06/2011
There's more going on here behind the mayhem, but I didn't care enough to notice. Definitely not one of my favorite Romero films.
dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/03/2011
Was this film crazy or was I crazy for watching it???
Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/12/2010
If Night of the Living dead dealt with racism and Dawn of the Dead was about Consumerism, then The Crazies is all about how inept the military/government can be. You can tell this was a 70s film, from the music to wardrobe, but the message is still all too familiar.
Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 01/14/2012
A small American town is quarantined by the military to prevent the spread of an extremely virulent contagion that induces madness and death. Made in between Romero's Night and Dawn Of The Dead films, The Crazies is almost like a stepping stone that provides an insight into what might have happened when the zombie plague started to spread. Unfortunately zombies are a damn sight more interesting than people going a bit batshit and as a result, this very low budget B-movie struggles to make any impact at all. It bounces between behind the scenes of the put upon military and its scientists trying to find a cure, and a group of mildly annoying civilians trying to escape the quarantine zone which amounts to the film being 50% men in uniform shouting at each other and 50% people running around …
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