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quietearth [Celluloid 12.12.09] movie trailer news horror

Yup, the original trailer is much better, but I have less complaints now, I'm warming up to it.

The American Dream goes horribly wrong when the residents of this picture-perfect town begin to succumb to an uncontrollable urge for violence and the horrific bloodshed escalates into anarchy. In an attempt to contain the epidemic, the military uses deadly force to close off access into or out of town, abandoning the few healthy citizens to the growing mayhem as depraved killers lurk in the shadows. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant); 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, find themselves trapped in a once idyllic town they can no longer recognize.

Unable to trust former neighbors and friends, deserted by the authorities and terrified of contracting the illness themselves, they are forced to band together in a nightmarish struggle for survival.

George Romero's original 70's plague flick often takes second place in fans' minds to his ...of the Dead series, but I've always considered it extremely original for the time. This This version of The Crazies is directed by Breck Eisner.

Trailer after the break.

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bad dog (12 years ago) Reply

Agreed: bad trailer. Makes you wonder sometimes what the thinking is...


ab gary condita (12 years ago) Reply

While I agree it's not as good as the "Mad World" trailer, the fact that the military accident plot is almost completely elided from this trailer could be either a good or a bad thing. The original indicated that it was going to be a big element of the film, and if I give them my best interpretation maybe they're trying not to give that away too much? Or they just think it'll sell better the more traditional-slashery it is. Oh, well.

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