Paul Cardullo returns with another review from the incredible George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn collection. This time around the film under Paul’s microscope is the underappreciated The Crazies (1973). Taking a script called “The Mad People” (by Paul McCollough), Romero swaps out ghouls with townspeople infected by a biological weapon making them turn “crazy.” Romero’s version of the script focuses more on the military occupation of the towns under quarantine giving the film some of its iconic men-in-white-biohazard-suits visuals. Bill Hinzman, the “cemetery zombie” in Night of the Living Dead, is the film’s cinematographer. Paul admits it may not be his favorite Romero film but praises the film’s central themes and ideas. Check out Paul’s review below.
The Crazies (1973) (2.5 / 5)