The Crazies

October 11th

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Fri, Oct 11

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Director: George A. Romero
 
Cast: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lloyd Hollar, Lynn Lowry, Richard Liberty
 
1973 / 104 min. / DCP
 
 

Individual tickets for each film are $10 – no screenie cards or discounts will be applied, except for University of Pittsburgh students ($8). Passes for the entire series are available for $100, a savings of over $75!  All pass purchasers will receive additional giveaways and be entered into a drawing to win prizes!

A military accident unleashes a manmade virus on Evans City, and it’s causing everyone in the town to become homicidal. A small group of locals try to make their way out to the countryside as the military descends on the town and enforces a quarantine. The government grows increasingly desperate to contain the threat, but chaos threatens to overtake the city, and the seemingly heroic locals attempting to escape might spread the virus beyond Western Pennsylvania. Dumped by its distributor, The Crazies was initially a failure at the box office. But the film slowly gained a cult following as it became available through home video releases. It’s now widely regarded as one of Romero’s most important early films and a breathtakingly fierce entry in his body of political critiques through the horror genre: an innocent population victimized by a government too incompetent to fix its own messes.

“Perhaps the horror maestro’s most provocative evocation of his great theme: the collapse of social order.”

The Los Angeles Times

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