We posted the first trailer for The Crazies, a remake of the little-seen 1973 George Romero flick, a couple of months ago. And if I may say, it looks like it’s got serious shit-your-pants-scary potential. I can only hope it lives up to that potential. The plot, about a small town where your friends and neighbors go inexplicably insane and start killing people, is full of terrifying possibilities. Plus — Timothy Olyphant in sheriff mode again. And Radha Mitchell. These are all good things, people.
This time around, it’s directed by Breck Eisner, who does not exactly have the strongest resume (Sahara… blech). But for now I’ll give him a mulligan for that, and hope for the best. The first trailer is a little more effective, although the money shot at the end of this one is pretty fun.
Anyway, here’s the trailer. Yes, it has all the trimmings of a zombie flick, but it’s not, and in some ways, it seems a little creepier. I’m, as they say, cautiously optimistic.