The Crazies (with Romero scholar Adam Hart)

George A. Romero · 1973
103min · DCP
  • Sunday, May 5, 2024, 7:00pm

Join us as we welcome horror historian, former Northwest Film Forum Publicity Director, and now published Romero researcher Adam Hart for a special screening of George A. Romero's THE CRAZIES.

When a military plane crashes in Evans City, Pennsylvania, a mysterious toxin seeps into the water supply, turning the small-town residents into big-time killers. The biological weapon, codenamed "Trixie," leaves its victims either dead or psychologically deranged. Vietnam vet David and his pregnant girlfriend Judy must escape the military-enforced quarantine, the crazed townsfolk and a band of rednecks to get to safety. Five years after NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, George A. Romero crafted another powerful allegory about government cover-ups and conspiracies in the shadow of Watergate and several high-profile environmental disasters.

Adam Hart will provide a brief intro before the film and a Q&A after. You will also be able to check out his new book Raising the Dead: The Work of George A. Romero and hang out and chat about all things Romero following the presentation. (Mr. Hart will also be at the Northwest Film Forum the night before for a screening of CREEPSHOW.)

“Essentially a dry-run for his masterpiece Dawn of the Dead, George Romero’s The Crazies shows the same horrified nihilism and superb filmmaking skills that he seemed to have to burn in the ’70s.” Empire