Film: 2010: February: The Crazies

The town is run by The Crazies

A small town's water supply is contaminated by a man-made virus that turns people into lunatics.

Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy…until suddenly it isn’t.  Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.  In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner from a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

Photo above: Timothy Olyphant stars in Overture Films' THE CRAZIES. Photo Credit: Saeed Adyani. Photo by Saeed Adyani. © 2009 Overture Films, LLC and Participant Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens.  But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill.  Another man burns down his own house…after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. 

Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives.  Sheriff Dutton tries to make sense of what’s happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates.  Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh…with insanity.

Now complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent.  In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won’t let anyone in or out – even those uninfected. 


The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutton; his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Dutton’s deputy and right-hand man.  Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.

Release Date:            February 26, 2010

Directed by:            Breck Eisner

Screenplay by:            Ray Wright and Scott Kosar

Produced by:            Michael Aguilar, Dean Georgaris, Rob Cowan

Executive Produced by:            George A. Romero

Cast:            Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

Rating:            TBD

Runtime:            TBD

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