The Crazies

Release Date: March 16th, 1973

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 2003

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

A nurse (Lane Carroll) and her husband (W.G. McMillan) try to get out of their infected town, but the Army has it sealed off.

Cast: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lloyd Hollar, Lynn Lowry, Richard Liberty, Richard France, Harry Spillman

Director: George A. Romero

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Pittsburgh Films

Distributors: Transvideo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Cambist Films, Vista Video, Blue Underground, Cinepix Film Propertes Inc.

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Time

    Though it’s the townspeople who slowly fall victim to the epidemic, the white-suited, gas-masked military men are just as imposing as any movie virus. show more

  • 78
    Austin Chronicle

    Like Night of the Living Dead, The Crazies offers no hope, no comfort and sure as hell no happy ending. show more

  • 75
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    The Crazies lacks the nightmarish momentum of Romero’s best zombie flicks, but it’s no less astute with its allegorical potshots. show more

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