A medieval reenactment troupe find it increasingly difficult to keep their family-like group together, with pressure from local law enforcement, interest from entertainment agents and a growing sense of delusion from their leader.
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
A biological weapon gone awry is only the start of problems in the little town of Evan's City, Pennsylvania. Bouts of insanity in the populace are leading to murder and rioting, until the US Army turns up - and things really start going to hell.Written by
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Filmed in Evans City and Connoquenessing Pennsylvania. Many of the movie's bit players were locals; several of the white-suited soldiers were actually high-school students. See more »
The character Richard France plays is named Dr. Watts, but at one point identifies himself as Dr. Elston (and is called "Ellie" at another). Actually, he identifies himself as "Watts, Dr. Elston" for a voice check. See more »
You've known about this for days!
We never thought it would happen like this.
But you notified me. You must have suspected.
Notifying you was precautionary. We never thought it was possible.
That doesn't matter now. We've got to call the hospital in Unity. We need an ambulance for those two kids!
I'm afraid I can't allow that. We're bringing in our own medical personnel with medical equipment.
But this isn't the sort of thing that you consider sweeping under the rug or...
Look, we've ...
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I can't get over some of the positive comments on the message board for this one. The most accurate comment I read was from the person who said "everyone has to start somewhere." But this movie came AFTER his low budget landmark "Night of the Living Dean," so maybe we should call this one a flub, plain and simple. The idea is good--and has been redone in later, slicker and slightly better films such as Outbreak, Warning Sign and Impulse (the Meg Tilly movie, not the Theresa Russell one). Actually "The Crazies" has more in common with an Ed Wood production--the hysterical, awful acting; the cardboard, dated characters (one character keeps using the word "MAN" before and after every sentence--he's a Vietnam vet, you see); horrible (and I mean HORRIBLE) sound effects (the spring peeper frogs actually drown out the dialogue in many scenes); over-the-top direction; and ketchup for blood (well, it was filmed in Pittsburgh--maybe Romero had a deal with Heinz). I wouldn't even watch this movie for laughs. I will repeat--this movie is bad.
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