The inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly are plagued by insanity, violence and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.
January 23, 2016

The Crazies, is a 2010 remake of the 1973 George Romero film of the same name and stars Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell. At first I had no interest to see the film, but after a friend told me it was great, I checked it out.

It's definitely a treat and is an excellent entry into the zombie/biohazard class of films.

Hollywood Reporter:

Although the new version is more visually expansive than Romero's ultralow-budget original, director Breck Eisner retains its minimalist spirit in the depiction a rural Midwestern town thrown into chaos after a deadly toxin leaches into its water supply.

With the inhabitants of sleepy Ogden Marsh systematically turning into grisly, brain-damaged killers, Sheriff David Dutton (a convincing Timothy Olyphant) and his physician-wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell), manage to remain among the dwindling ranks of the unaffected.

But just as they discover the top-secret source of the contaminant, the military, in a bid to clean up its mess, quarantines the town and herds its denizens into a high-security holding camp.

This is a perfect entry into our Chiller Theater lexicon.

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