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Saturday, 11 June 2016

The Crazies (1973)

A film about a virus that turns regular people into violent 'crazies'.
Fire Department volunteer David (Will McMillan) risks infection to ensure the safety of his significant other, Judy (Lane Carroll), a nurse who's got problems of her own. Also, a team of scientists hastily search for a cure while, elsewhere, a small group of survivors are on the run from the military.
The first half moves at an uncomfortably fast pace while documenting the actions of a response team. The lack of polish in the production is somewhat beneficial, giving the talkative scenes a sense of realism.
Strangely, most of the characterisation doesn't come until the second half, which is also where the film places some of its more memorable scenes.

3 army issues out of 5

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