Unlike the goofy 1973 original, this 2010 remake manages to keep focused on what’s important, scaring the audience. After all, it shouldn’t be hard to elicit fear from the story of a deadly virus that turns friend against neighbor and government. This is the way B movies should be done.
The Crazies definitely involves some of that good ol’ Cold War paranoia that the image above channels, but not too much beyond that. This one from George A. Romero has not aged well, and seems pretty corny by todays standards (especially after the remake). Still, it definitely remains entertaining.
Although today this film seems more camp than creepy, it still hold some images that can get under your skin (like the one above). Also, the duo of George A. Romero and Steven King working on this make it worth a watch.
Night of the Living Dead
This photo of a bloodthirsty zombie girl captures what I felt is the main theme of this movie, mainly ‘who’s the real monster?’. Although the zombies in this movie are terrifying, the unwillingness of the human characters to compromise in order to save one another’s lives is just as disturbing.