The Crazies opens TODAY!

“We’re never gonna survive… unless… we get a little… crazy.”
Oh Seal, you are such a prophet.

The remake train has pulled into the station and this time it brings us the redux of George Romero’s The Crazies.  

In the ‘pros’ column it’s got Timothy Olyphant who I personally enjoy in just about anything, it’s written by Scott Kosar who wrote The Texas Chainsaw Massacre AND The Amityville Horror remakes –which in the remake canon weren’t TOO shabby— and lastly a 72% Rotten Tomatoes rating— which is pretty unheard of for a horror film. (The Wolfman had only 33% and Shutter Island 67%).

Early buzz is saying you’ll get exactly what you see in the trailer, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  I believe it’ll be much like the Dawn of the Dead remake, or like Poison says: “Nothin’ but a good time.”  (Boy I’m outta control with song references today.)

I never saw Romero’s original (-gasp-) as I heard it was pretty much a plot contrivance of his previous Night of the Living Dead.  It’s been floating in my Netflix queue for over 3 years now and if it was a Watch-Instantly I’d be watching it right now.  I’m sure I’ll finally watch it and realize how much it’s been cannibalized by other films I’ve liked such as 28 Days Later, Quarantine (or [Rec]), Right at Your Door and even Return of the Living Dead.

If you check it out, let me know what you think in the comments.
Happy horror weekend!