Have I mentioned how much I loath horror movie remakes? This current trend of ‘reimaging’ cult classics has got to stop. I can’t think of one success that has come from these remakes. They have all sucked to various degrees. “The Crazies” is no where near god awful but it is far from a good film.
This is a remake of a George Romero film. Romero has had many of his films updated so far and frankly I’m starting to lose track. I think that this might be the third or fourth in recent years.
The story involves a contaminated water supply that is turning the local residents in to zombies. Do I need to explain more? If you can’t figure out the rest of the story then you have not seen a lot of zombie films.
The local sheriff, played by Timothy Olyphant, is the hero who must fight his way through a small town that has been over run by virus infected zombies.
Nothing here is very original neither is it at least freaky. I found this to be boring most of the way through but I will admit that it is competently made.