Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Favorite Movie Tuesday

Wow...I haven't done one of these in like forever... but I saw this movie over the weekend (again) & had post about it.

Rusty & I saw this movie in the theater opening weekend & loved it. This movie was the only one, in a very long time, to make me hide my face in Rusty's shoulder (yes, like a sissy...I'm not proud). Not only was is suspenseful, it was actually scary cause it was a virus sort of thing, which scares the crap out of me because it could actually happen...right?

The Crazies was originally made in 1973 & was remade in 2010. The new version stars the super hot Timothy Olyphant as the town Sheriff & main character. The supporting actors are a bunch of people I hadn't really ever heard of before but were pretty decent & added to the movie. Although I'm not always a fan of remakes the thing I liked most about the movie doesnt drag on. It begins by introducing the characters & then goes right into the "action", it's not like you're waiting an hour into the movie to see something good happen.

My favorite {suspenseful} part of the movie has to be when Sheriff Dutton visits the morgue & the undertaker attacks him because he's infected. The whole scene had me at the edge of my seat, well the entire movie did but I liked that that part the most.

The end was like "wha...?", but I wasn't completely disappointed with it. If you're into movies that give you goose bumps, makes you jittery & keeps you on the edge of your seat this is one you should watch...with the lights on.

As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival.


Movie Trivia:

  • If you read the graffiti on the jail cell wall, one appears to say "Romero".
  • The old police car they go back to get is a 1973 Ford LTD from the same year as the original movie.
  • Each actor that was transformed into a "crazie" had to sit in the make-up chair for three hours.
  • Some of the filming was done in Lenox, Iowa. Lenox is the opposing team in the baseball scene early in the film.
  • During the closing credits there is a news broadcast about people who reported seeing a large fireball in the area of Ogden Marsh. The newscaster is Bruce Aune, a real-life newscaster for KCRG Channel 9, the local ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The actual logo of KCRG is also shown during the broadcast.
  • Lynn Lowry who costarred in the original version of The Crazies (1973), made a cameo in the remake as an infected local lady riding a bicycle through the deserted center of town while singing.



  1. I saw this movie a few months ago and I loved it!
    It was kind of a "what the?" movie. The ending was kind of strange.

  2. Just the cover of this movie freaks me out EVERY time I see it. I'm a scaredy cat.

  3. I'm so glad you wrote this review. I might actually see this now. I thought it was some crazy maniac hacking people up which I don't like. I can totally get into virus people killing each other!


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