About the film: Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy…until suddenly it isn’t. Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane. In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner from a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
David Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his own house…after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives. Sheriff Dutten tries to make sense of what’s happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh…with insanity.
Now complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent. In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won’t let anyone in or out – even those uninfected. The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutten; his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Dutten’s deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.
Rated R for bloody violence and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $16.07 mil. (2476 theaters) | Domestic Total: $39.12 mil.
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Swapnil – nJKeWqGFStYK
March 17, 2012 - 03:51
I loved The Crazies! I enjoyed it so much. I love when omives like this show not only the Crazies but also the reactions of normal people and govt. officials. It reminds me of Carriers in that sense, which was also great.I really loved the ending of this movie. Great ending. Couldn't have ended better.
Nora – FLA
April 23, 2010 - 17:25
I wasn't interested in this film when it was at the theaters....and am still not interesting in watching it on DVD either. I like Dawn Of The Dead, etc....but this own sounds boring and predictable.
Deanna Roman – Washington
February 27, 2010 - 02:43
This is a good movie just saw it with my brother
ashley walton – portsmouth
February 22, 2010 - 08:23
the thing that makes me wana watch it is the remake of g.a.romero ill be going to the cinama to watch it
aviator – australia
April 26, 2009 - 08:06
timothy olyphant is a mad actor he'll probably make it watchable