I'll admit that this particular remake doesn't have a heck of a lot going for it on paper. Are any true blue horror fans really looking forward to it? Breck Eisner, offspring of Michael, is racing Rob Zombie for the remake crown. Somehow, this priveleged pretty-boy managed to get his hands on not only the Crazies, but Flash Gordon, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and my precious, the Brood. With a track record like that, I'm becoming convinced that he's part of a cabal that was assembled for the sole purpose of pissing me off.

That said, I'm drifting towards giving him the benefit of the doubt. The latest trailer, available below, tickled the horror part of my brain. Timothy Olyphant usuallly acquits himself nicely (see Deadwood) and if there's a Romero film that's great, but definitely could be improved upon, it's the Crazies.

The film's conceit is simple enough. People start going berserk in a small town. Before long, it becomes clear that the water is tainted. While Sheriff Dutton (Olyphant) tries to deal with the situation, the military moves in with a 'scorched earth' mentality. The sheriff and a few others realize that getting the hell out of Dodge is their new main objective.

The poster to the right is taken from one of the many spooky images from the new trailer. The deviants at Bloody-Disgusting have a shiny, engorged look at it here, if you need to biggie size it.

After the jump is the second trailer. Check out the nifty official site, as well.
categories Movies, Horror