JT’s Film Session: The Crazies (2010)


On this episode of JT’s Film Session, I scourged through the DVD’s and found an underrated and scary gem of a horror film…The Crazies, a remake of the 1973 cult classic. Why did I think it was one of the best films of the year…Click here to find out! If you like what you hear, then comment on the bottom or if you have a different opinion…go for it!

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4 comments

  1. I enjoyed the original much more but this remake works well. But this is one of the better updates I’ve seen recently. It ranks up there with RZ Halloween in the sense that it adds just enough to make it visually interesting. The biggest improvment was the acting, while this isn’t the Godfather by any means but drastically better then the bmovie performances in the original.

    1. Breck Eisner surprised in many ways because this is the director of Sahara which I found tedious, lame and aside from Steve Zahn, I saw bad performances across the board and a boring storyline. I’ve always admired Radha Mitchell since seeing her in Phone Booth and Timothy Olyphant in Justified on FX. Ironically though everyone was giving a terrific performance especially Joe Anderson (the deputy sheriff) Also, I admired the fresh take upon this genre and the cinematography by Maxime Alexandre’ created a mood that felt like this could actually happen and the consequences. I don’t care what people say, I loved Zombie’s take on Halloween because of its originality. Matthew, you’re 2 for 2.

  2. Alot of folks disliked Zombie’s take because it required you to think. Now neither movie was A Clockwork Orange but I love the twisted presentation that just RZ’s original redo opened up in the second. I grew up in a small town in KS and I identified withe setting they gave us in the crazies. Its a weird feeling to hear what is happening then to think back to how close I grew up to a water treatment plant

    1. See what I mean? It can happen and that movie made it feel that way. It’s rare that a movie like this can do that to you. Matthew, continue to comment because you have a descriptive, honest take.

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