The Crazies (2010)
The local high school is turned into a military compound with biohazard suited military personnel. Photo Credit: Saeed Adyani.
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Opened: 02/26/2010 Wide
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Rated: R for bloody violence and language
A husband and wife in a small Midwestern town find themselves battling for survival as their friends and family descend into madness in The Crazies. A mysterious toxin in the water supply turns everyone exposed to it into mindless killers and the authorities leave the uninfected to their certain doom in this terrifying reinvention of the George A. Romero horror classic. Directed by Breck Eisner (Sahara), The Crazies is written by Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39).
The American Dream goes horribly wrong when the residents of this picture-perfect town begin to succumb to an uncontrollable urge for violence and the horrific bloodshed escalates into anarchy. In an attempt to contain the epidemic, the military uses deadly force to close off access into or out of town, abandoning the few healthy citizens to the growing mayhem as depraved killers lurk in the shadows.
Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant, Live Free or Die Hard); his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell, Silent Hill); Becca (Danielle Panabaker, Friday the 13th), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson, Across the Universe), Dutton's deputy and right-hand man, find themselves trapped in a once-idyllic town they can no longer recognize. Unable to trust former neighbors and friends, deserted by the authorities and terrified of contracting the illness themselves, they are forced to band together in a nightmarish struggle for survival.
The film is produced by Michael Aguilar (The Departed), Dean Georgaris (What Happens in Vegas) and Rob Cowan (Righteous Kill). George A. Romero is executive producer. The talented crew includes director of photography Maxime Alexandre (The Hills Have Eyes), editor Billy Fox (Traitor), production designer Andrew Menzies (The Uninvited) and Robert Hall (Quarantine), special effects makeup designer.