Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Crazies (1973) aka Code Name: Trixie aka The Mad People

3.5 / 5
Tagline: All hell is about to break loose.
Directed by: George A. Romero
Written by: George A. Romero, Paul McCollough
Actors include: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Length: 103 minutes
Banned: Finland
Country: USA

So this one happens when a biological weapon of some sorts goes crazy which causes a death virus that overtakes a town. Thing is the virus also makes you go insane (hence the title of course). Of course the military steps in to try to stop the situation, and the end up implementing martial law. The film clearly has a low budget but it makes the best of the situation and it actually seems to be trying to make some sort of social commentary if you can believe it. It's an ambitious little film even if it can't quite manage to be fantastic, the terrible acting for example does hold it back a little. Still it was entertaining on most levels and Romero fans and fans of the zombie series (particularly "Dawn of the Dead") will want to give this one a gander as well, just don't expect brilliance...yet!

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