History Film / TheCrazies

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.
9th Apr '16 9:42:36 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* JumpScare: Many. Mostly characters getting grabbed or eyes or faces suddenly appearing.


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* SoundtrackDissonance: The happy "Bring Me Sunshine" by Willie Nelson is played during the credits, even though the disease is still spreading.
8th Apr '16 2:01:07 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* RecoveredAddict: Rory.

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* RecoveredAddict: Rory.Rory is known as the village drunk, even though he had stopped drinking two years before the events of the film. When he walks with a gun to the baseball field in the middle of a game and does not seem to understand what is happening around him, the sheriff believes he started drinking again. When Rory dies, however, the tests show that he had no alcohol in his blood.


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* ThousandYardStare: The infected sometimes have this when they're non-violent.
7th Apr '16 3:04:03 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* KubrickStare: The crazies sport this. It's even lampshaded by one of the police officers when he compares the second infected person to the first one (Bill to Rory).


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* RecoveredAddict: Rory.
7th Apr '16 2:48:55 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* NewscasterCameo: The newscaster in the credits is Bruce Aune, a real KCRG-TV9 anchor.

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* NewscasterCameo: The newscaster in the credits is Bruce Aune, a real KCRG-TV9 [=KCRG-TV9=] anchor.
7th Apr '16 2:43:55 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* SceneryGorn: Right after [[spoiler: the nuclear explosion]].

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* SceneryGorn: Right after [[spoiler: the nuclear big explosion]].
7th Apr '16 2:41:32 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* NewscasterCameo: The newscaster in the credits is Bruce Aune, a real KCRG-TV9 anchor.



* ShoutOut: While other characters and the ending credits only refer to him by his first name, Russell at one point mentions his surname is Clank, a reference to the character from the original he's based on.

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* ShoutOut: SceneryGorn: Right after [[spoiler: the nuclear explosion]].
* SceneryPorn: There are many landscape shots showcasing fields and farms throughout the film. Some are even taken at sunrise or sunset.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler: David, Judy and their unborn child make it to Cedar Rapids. Then the military satellite from the beginning orders to "Initiate containment protocol." In addition, a news broadcast is interrupted by at least one of the crazies in the credits.]]
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While other characters and the ending credits only refer to him by his first name, Russell at one point mentions his surname is Clank, a reference to the character from the original he's based on.on.
** When Russell stops the government SUV, he says to the driver, "Welcome to Pierce County, the friendliest place on Earth, asshole." This is a reference to a sign which appears in one of the posters or the other way around.
8th Oct '15 2:28:47 PM marcoasalazarm
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* MilitariesAreUseless: Because ArmiesAreEvil and plagued with severe amounts of obstructive protocols, which people adhere to even when they make things worse.


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* QuarantineWithExtremePrejudice: Both versions of the film showcase the military cordoning off the town and then killing first anybody trying to leave, and then ''everybody inside'', in the attempt to contain TheVirus.
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