Mar 16, 2023

Fifty Years Of The Trixie Virus

The Crazies
Cambist Films (1973)
A plague film that was decades ahead of its time is half a century old today.  The Crazies was written and directed by George A. Romero and premiered in theaters on March 16th, 1973.

The Crazies wasn't a hit at the box office, but it found its audience on home video in the 80's and 90's, which is where I experienced it for the first time.  It got a remake in 2010, and it's one of the few times that I've enjoyed the new version as much as the original, but both films are definitely worth watching.

If you want to watch the original on its 50th birthday, you can stream it on Tubi and Shudder.