History Film / TheCrazies

1st Jun '17 3:13:30 PM jamespolk
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A 1973 horror movie by George A. Romero (of ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'' fame). A small town in Pennsylvania suffers from a string of violent attacks, ranging from beatdowns to arson. Firefighter David and his pregnant wife Judy are thrust into all this and to top it off, the military quarantine the town with orders to shoot anybody that escapes, regardless of being infected or not. David and Judy must try their damnedest to escape before the infected or the military get them.

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A 1973 horror movie by George A. Romero Creator/GeorgeARomero (of ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'' fame). A small town in Pennsylvania suffers from a string of violent attacks, ranging from beatdowns to arson. Firefighter David and his pregnant wife Judy are thrust into all this and to top it off, the military quarantine the town with orders to shoot anybody that escapes, regardless of being infected or not. David and Judy must try their damnedest to escape before the infected or the military get them.
6th May '17 6:05:30 PM TheTropingGopher
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*BoomHeadshot: How Russell executes a Government Agent who was sent in to investigate the situation.


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*DoubleTap: Russell finishes off two Crazies by shooting their twitching corpses, much to the horror of his companions. He attempts to justify it, that he was "just making sure" but everyone in the audience should know that this is the first clue that Russell has the 'Trixie' Virus, and will soon go nuts.
6th May '17 5:58:25 PM TheTropingGopher
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*AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Done for pretty much the entire town, but this trope can be mainly attributed with Deputy Russell. He starts out as the one that helps the Protagonist the most and even saves his life on several occasions. However as the film progresses, it becomes pretty obvious that Russell is losing his mind, becoming increasingly unstable to the point where he murders someone in an instant MoodWhiplash. Fortunately, he's able to hold it together long enough to help our main characters escape, sacrificing himself so that they can live.


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*DrivenToMadness: The ''entire'' town, save a few, thanks to an engineered virus in the water supply. We even get to see some of the people and how normal they were before they lost their marbles:
**The High School Principal goes from coaching baseball to impaling people with a pitch fork.
**The Coroner in the Funeral Parlor performs autopsies on deceased townsfolk, then begins mutilating people and sewing their eyes and mouths shut.
**Rory Hamill's wife and son seem to be decent people, before they went insane and decided to murder David and his wife (thankfully, they fail).
**Last but not least and probably the most notable, a group of hunters are shown hunting game in the marshes (albeit illegally) not long before they decided to begin hunting humans for sport, even converting a store room at a truck stop into a pantry to string up human corpses.
6th May '17 5:40:44 PM TheTropingGopher
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**Even the goddamn DVD Menu has one, involving a photoshop of a little girl in a gas mask suddenly lurching at the audience in time to the music. While not much of a jump scare, it's still quite scary/creepy to those who aren't expecting it.
2nd Jan '17 2:16:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy:
** David spent a little less than a day before he figures out that something's wrong and tries to take measures to stop it.
** He turned off the water supply - even though the Mayor told him not to - because it was infecting people.
** He and his deputy ''immediately'' realize that they are being purposefully quarantined when the phone lines and all internet/mobile signals go dead.
** The deputy making sure to [[spoiler:put some rounds in the bodies of Rory's wife and son after they've been killed. 'Just making sure'.]]
2nd Oct '16 7:33:23 PM CaptainVideo
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* RasterVision: Used for a VideoPhone showing only [[InvisiblePresident the back of the President's head]]. [[note]]Had the president turned around, the viewers would have seen it was director George Romero.[[/note]]
14th Jun '16 2:19:39 PM Dcrew
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** The motion comic suggests that there was a breakdown at the evacuation zone as well, which would explain the slain civilians. Also, seeing as the military probably didn't have the manpower to go after every single infected in such a large, open town, there really was no other way to ensure quarantine after containment was broken.


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** The latter could possibly be an aversion. There was evidence outside civilian help had been brought in (civilian ambulances at the evacuation point) and the motion comic strongly suggests there was a breakdown of order at the evacuation point after the containment area was breached.
15th May '16 8:41:40 PM CaptainVideo
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* InvisiblePresident: Only the back of the President's head is seen, made all the stranger by having him only appear on a VideoPhone screen.

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* InvisiblePresident: Only the back of the President's head is seen, made all the stranger by having him only appear on a VideoPhone screen. [[note]]Had the president turned around, the viewers would have seen it was director George Romero.[[/note]]
10th Apr '16 11:51:37 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* DownOnTheFarm: Ogden Marsh is an agricultural community.
9th Apr '16 2:18:54 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* PaterFamilicide: Bill does this to his wife and son, but instead of killing himself or blaming someone else, both of which is what a typical family killer would do, he goes on with his life until he gets arrested.
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