‘Crazies’ a bit unbalanced, but scary enough

Current D&D Campaign Adventures - Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden
Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild
Samurai Comics
Create Your Own Eberron D&D Adventures @ Dungeon Masters Guild
Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis eBooks - Available Now @ DriveThruFiction.com
Mouse Guard - Available Now @ DriveThruComics.com
Old School RPGs - Available Now @ DriveThruRPG.com

The Crazies proves the zombie movie craze isn’t quite dead yet. This remake of the identically-named 1973 George Romero picture brings nothing new to the table, but delivers sufficient scares to make it worthwhile.

After a government plane carrying a biological weapon crashes in a small Iowa town, local residents find themselves turning into homicidal maniacs. While they’re not traditional the traditional undead menace, they fit the bill of mindless creatures bent on murdering all they come across.

Once a few of these “crazies” emerge, the government clamps down, calling in the military, erecting a perimeter and rounding up all the civilians in an attempt to quarantine the town. Of course, this being a movie, the effort to bottle up the outbreak doesn’t go especially well for anyone.

The few remaining healthy individuals are left to try and escape the town for the dubious safety of the outside world. This group includes the town sheriff (Timothy Olyphant) and  his wife (Radha Mitchell).

The films progresses pretty much by the numbers, hitting on most of the standard horror movie beats. Despite the lack of originality (it IS a remake after all), it handles itself capably and does the job. I can handle unoriginality as long as I’m not bored and the movie succeeds at that. Things move right along with a crisp pacing, which helps to cover up some of the movies’ shortcomings. Even without the social relevance of Romero’s original, it’s enjoyable and worth a trip to the theater.

The Crazies
Rating:
R for bloody violence and language.
Starring: Timothy Olyphant
Runtime: 101 minutes
Rating: B—

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Subscribe for free updates!

Newsletters

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp

Nerdvana Media will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at news@nerdvanamedia.com. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

About the author

Avatar

Chris Adams

Chris Adams is a founding contributor of Nerdvana.

Add Comment

Post a comment...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Samurai Comics