Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
June 21, 2018, 11:36:46 AM
599048 Posts in 46205 Topics by 6141 Members
Latest Member: Deathmachine Forum  |  Movies  |  Bad Movies  |  THE CRAZIES 2nd Chance « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: THE CRAZIES 2nd Chance  (Read 866 times)
« on: June 13, 2003, 11:00:40 PM »

geez i am sorry especially because i know i'll catch flak from Romero-ites for this but i find The Crazies extremely boring and also more than annoying the constant military drum march soundtrack is driving me insane...i am very dissapointed because ive heard great things about the movie but this is the secong time ive sat down to watch it and turned it off 45 minutes in

Chris K.
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2003, 12:27:42 AM »

Being a Romero admirer, I thought THE CRAZIES was a pretty good little film. It is basically a change of pace from what Romero is mostly known for (i.e., NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and DAWN OF THE DEAD, two great films by the way).

Yet I can understand your disappointment in THE CRAZIES. It is a talky and long-paced film. With me, I found it all leading to an engaging climax. Now if you want George Romero at his most disappointment, watch HUNGRY WIVES (1971; a.k.a. SEASON OF THE WITCH). Even Romero called HUNGRY WIVES the worst project he has ever done right next to THERE'S ALWAYS VANILLA (1970; a.k.a. THE AFFAIR).

Yet if you were disappointed with THE CRAZIES, I do suggest that you rent TWO EVIL EYES, a film from both George Romero and Dario Argento. It's worth the watch.
Bad Movie Lover

Karma: 0
Posts: 207

« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2003, 02:55:58 AM »

The Crazies served a great purpose for later Romero movies. The similarities between the mall from Dawn of the Dead and the country club in The Crazies is a good example. Also, the gun use and military feel of both movies when they are fighting the crazies/zombies during the whole movie. There's also a very good feel of uneased urgency and when dealing with both crazies and zombies. I liked The Crazies very much, I didn't know it was a Romero fim until I stated watching it (forgot to look at the box), and was really enjoying it before I saw his name flash across the screen.


Kangaroo Jack #1 in the box office? Let the revolution against Hollywood begin.
Bad Movie Lover

Karma: 1
Posts: 983

« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2003, 11:37:22 AM »

I really liked this one.  Many consider it Romero's dry run for Dawn of the Dead and I guess that's as good an example as any.  It goes in my collection, that's for certain.


Gosh, remember when the Internet was supposed to be a wonderful magical place where intelligent, articulate people shared information? Neighborhood went to hell real fast... - Anarquistador
Bad Movie Lover

Karma: 1
Posts: 734

« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2003, 04:23:14 PM »

SPOILERS (to a lesser degree)

I also liked The Crazies .  Epecially the end.  As a rule, I don't care for down beat, all-the-heroes-die type endings, but, the way the story went, it was the only way it could have gone.  (In fact, it has a sort of EC comics irony vibe to it that I really appreciate.)

Same thing goes with Night of the Living Dead.  It HAD TO happen that way.


Cullen - Super Genius, Novelist, and all in all Great Guy.
The Burgomaster
Aggravating People Worldwide Since 1964
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 636
Posts: 8181

« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2003, 08:24:12 PM »

Hmmmm . . . sorry to hear that, Wuggles. I like this movie more and more every time I see it.


"Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone."
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2003, 08:49:24 AM »

I've got to give it a thumbs up. It's not great, but it is enjoyable.
Pages: [1] Forum  |  Movies  |  Bad Movies  |  THE CRAZIES 2nd Chance « previous next »
    Jump to:  

    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email

    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.