We told you about Breck Eisner's remake of George A. Romero's 1973 film The Crazies a few months ago. If you haven't seen the film yet, you might want to avoid the trailers because it's not hard to piece things together. That being said, if you want to browse something to get you in the mood, I recommend visiting two new websites for the film's viral (pun unavoidable) marketing campaign.

Eisner's story closely follows Romero's--centering on a virus that spreads through a small town, sending everyone into a violent insanity. As political and military leaders lose control of the situation, complete anarchy reigns and the few uninfected struggle to survive. The film stars Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood), Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill), Joe Anderson (The Ruins), Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th remake) and Preston Bailey (Dexter).

Overture films has started a Save Ogden Marsh blog which was written by a member of the town with an environmentalist plea. You can even follow the blog's author, Kim Jonson, on Twitter. There's also a company website for Dakon/Pendrill Chemicals, the company responsible for the chemical leak, with a password protected login for employees. I'm guessing it hides some further details like company documents, so if you can crack it let us know what you find.

This is an early start to the viral campaign so follow the websites if you're curious for more, which I imagine will be revealed soon. The Crazies is due in theaters February 26, 2010.
categories Movies, Horror