The Crazies

Rated 3.0

The latest remake of a George Romero film is a pretty good one from director Breck Eisner. A small town in Iowa gets some poison in their drinking water, and a bunch of residents start going seriously nuts. Timothy Olyphant is his usual great self as the town sheriff trying to figure out who drank the bad water and who’s just crazy to begin with. Eisner proves he knows his way around a horror film—I jumped in my seat more than once—with a movie that’s well written and looks good. It also qualifies as one of those “running around” zombie films, because the infected people get very ghoulish. The Romero remakes of late are actually better than the actual Romero’s latest film output. I wonder if anyone will remake Monkey Shines or The Dark Half? That would be interesting.