Review: The Crazies

The Crazies

Well I may be a little late on this one, but I just finally saw the Horror movie The Crazies.

I stumbled across it on Netflix looking for a Zombie movie and since I have Netflix Canada, there just wasn’t a whole lot on there, at least that I have yet to see.  I had not heard much about the movie, but decided to give it a go anyways.  Especially since Netflix had it listed as a Zombie movie.  Which in reality it wasn’t much really.

Instead I was treated to a virus outbreak movie.  Sure, the virus leads people to have zombie like symptoms, like no longer having control of their bodies and becoming psychotic, but I would hardly consider it a true zombie flick.

The movie wasn’t the scariest, sure it had some scary moments and some suspense, but overall it was pretty campy and fun.  Most of the plot was pretty predictable, but luckily The Crazies was done in a very fun fashion.  Plus it was fun not only having psychotic townspeople to worry about, but also government and military types for the main characters to run from.

One of the best scenes occurs when the military begins isolating those they believe sick with the virus leading to an entire room filled with people bound to stretchers.  After the camp is overrun by crazies, the people are abandoned and then one of the townspeople that has been affected, begins slowly walking in with a pitchfork dragging behind him and slowly begins stabbing people violently 1 by 1, with them unable to escape.  By far the best and most horrific scene of the movie and makes the watch well worth it.

So pretty much if you are bored and are running out of horror movies to watch, I’d recommend The Crazies. It’s not going to blow your mind or be anything new in the horror genre, but it’s definitely a fun, easy ride.  Enjoy.

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