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