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MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
The Crazies

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE CRAZIES

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The Crazies moves along at a fast pace, building the body count and increasing the mayhem with enough time to get to know all the characters.

It's all handled with pinpoint timing and accuracy to bring out the goose bumps.

This is a remake of a 1973 film about a small town reduced to murderous madness by toxins in the water supply.

I was surprised in turned out better than I expected, thanks to spiffy art direction and all the advanced taste for gore and guts.

Well done!

George Romero was the king of the zombie film, but even he had his doubts about this one when he made it back in 1973.

So, when are zombies not zombies? When they're "Crazies," a movie where you expect to get exactly what you expect -- homicidal lunatics slicing and dicing anyone stupid enough to get in their path.

And if that's not enough, try outwitting the military who have come to stop them.

It's full of cheap scare shots and unending devastation.

It's enough to turn you off to an entire genre -- until the next one comes out!

(Psssst!) The carwash scene makes it worth the trip.

The story, in a nutshell, is about a little town sheriff who tries to guide a group of citizens away from danger and injury after almost all the residents go on a crazy, wild killing rage after drinking contaminated water caused from the crash in a close-by river of a private government plane carrying secret cargo.

This slice-and-dicer upscale remake of George Romero's 1973 low-budget classic is predictable and has less plot and not as many characters as the original.

I was not impressed with this bloody redo.


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