|release date||March 16 1973|
|director||George A. Romero|
|writer||Paul McCollough, George A. Romero|
|starring||Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lloyd Hollar, Lyn Lowry, Richard Liberty,|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisIts code name is 'Trixie,' an experimental government germ weapon that leaves its victims either dead or irreversibly insane. When the virus is accidentally unleashed in Evans City, Pennsylvania, the small community becomes a war zone of panicked military, desperate scientists and gentle neighbors turned homicidal maniacs. Now a small group of citizens has fled to the town's outskirts where they must hide from trigger-happy soldiers while battling their own depraved urges. But even if they can escape the madness of this plague, can they survive the unstoppable violence of THE CRAZIES?
Between his legendary 1968 horror debut NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and that film’s 1978 follow-up masterpiece DWAN OF THE DEAD, George A. Romero made a lesser-known but no less intriguing flick called THE CRAZIES. The story begins in Evans City, Pennsylvania where a military plane has crashed unleashing a dangerous virus into the city’s water supply. The virus, which goes by the code name “Trixie,” is an experimental bio-weapon that causes extreme murderous derangement and eventual death in everyone it infects. As sick citizens begin to lose their marbles, the military steps in to quickly quarantine the town while a jet carrying a nuclear warhead is ordered to standby just in case, because dropping a nuclear bomb is always the best way to cover up a government mistake if all else fails. While one portion of the plot follows the fumbling military as they attempt to clean up their mess, the other half is devoted to five people who manage to escape the quarantine and wander through the Pennsylvania countryside, eventually taking refuge in a farmhouse where they must defend themselves not only from soldiers searching for stragglers, but also from each other as the infected slowly descend into madness. …Read More