New ‘Crazies’ Trailer Ups The Creepy Factor

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 9:19 am,

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A couple of months ago, we brought you the first trailer for Breck Eisner directed remake of George Romero’s horror movie The Crazies. It was long on style and short on substance and the use of Gary Jules’ great song Mad World as a musical backdrop just didn’t really work. My guess is they choose it just based on the title and I seriously doubt the song will be on the soundtrack.

Now Eisner has released another trailer exclusively with Yahoo! Movies (you can head over there if you want to see the HD version).

The Crazies takes place in Ogden Marsh, Iowa. The type of small town where everyone knows their neighbors and they all show up to watch the high school baseball game. Everything is built off Main Street where (I’ll just bet you) there is only one stop light and it’s blinking yellow and red after midnight. Timothy Olyphant is Sheriff David and he quickly starts to realize that there is something seriously wrong with his town. The Crazies also stars Joe Anderson (The Ruins), Danielle Panabaker (The Ward), and Radha Mitchell (Surrogates).

Enjoy the trailer right here:

I like this trailer for The Crazies a whole lot more than I did the first one. This one has an actual creepy vibe to it by using its story instead of relying on an improperly placed song to set the tone. Creepy scene #1 – two girls in (what appears to be) a deserted town saying in a whisper, “Screaming.” Creepy scene #2 – a bloody pitch fork being dragged down the hospital hallway. Creepy scene #3 – a cop car going through the car wash with the occupants thinking they made it just to realize there is a “crazy” on top followed by a cut scene of the girl being pulled out of the window.

Say what you want, but I like the simplicity of the pitch fork scene. That kind of stuff really creeps me out. I’m hoping that Timothy Olyphant really nails this film because I thoroughly enjoy his performances in Hitman, Die Hard 4 and this summer’s A Perfect Getaway.

What did you think about this trailer for The Crazies – and what do you think makes a horror movie creepy?

The Crazies get in your head February 26, 2010.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. I haven’t seen the original version, but the trailer for this one looks decent enough.Better than last house on the left.

  2. Thanks for the trailer

    Definitely looks ABOVE average. I’m a horror fan and need some good horror films!

    Plus, it’s about time Olyphant gets better roles. He has great screen presence and can carry a movie like this as the protagonist no problem.

  3. Ogb, have you seen the HBO series Deadwood? Olyphant’s great in that show.
    ^
    What I found sucks about the first trailer (haven’t seen this one yet, I’m on a BB) is that it practically gives away the ending,,,

    I mean you can pretty much tell what happens at the end,,,

  4. I have a friend who is a talking extra in this movie. They filmed in Iowa (where I am) but she never described it as this type of movie. She just said zombie.

    I like the original and the way she talked about the remake made me think that it was strictly zombies. This trailer makes it seem more scary than just zombies.

    It looks good. I’m kind of excited to see it now.

  5. Looks like an interesting twist on the zombie genre…

  6. never seen the original, this looks moderately interesting, nut it is another remake and therefore I shall not be seeing it, as paying money for seeing a remake only fuels Hollywoods devotion to keep remaking movies.

  7. This trailer failed to elicit anything even resembling excitement or interest from me. Same old, same old as far as I can tell.

  8. I agree with Crom.

    We don’t need another attempt at horror like this. It’s been done dozens of times before and this will be no different.

  9. I get “Trailer no longer available”.

    Yet still movies like this are popular. It will depend on what the actors/directors etc can bring to it.

    The more “believable” they make it, the better it is, which then, makes it scarier.

  10. i enjoyed this one alot more that the Smallville opening and (stated in the article) misuse of a good song.
    is it sad that the last few seconds of this trailer made my gasp for my man-hood. Lol

    i too hope that Timothy OlyphanTASTIC can make this film work.

  11. Can anyone see the Clip?

  12. Fantastic… I love a good zombie flick and hopefully this looks promising from the trailer…

    Fingers crossed for a great movie!

  13. Looks interesting. What caught me by surprise is the latest tralier I saw today. I live outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The trailer that played today showed a clip of a news anchor talking about the Midwest under gov't control. What was unique is that they actually had our local news anchorman, Bruce Aune, from our ABC station, KCRG in the movie trailer. Anyone else outside of Iowa of course won't realize this, but when the trailer starts and you see the local newsman talking, I was wondering WTF until I realized it was another trailer. Interesting that they went the extra mile having this in the film. Normally you see everything thrown together which takes away the sense of being “real”. Ogden Marsh, Iowa is fiction, but the real towns they filmed in Iowa… Lenox and Winterset are real. Hope it is a better film than what I have seen before in this category of “end of world” films!

  14. I knew it! That was Bruce! That trailer freaked me out haha. I have to see this movie now!

  15. Even though I've lived in Florida for the past decade, I was born and raised in Eastern Iowa so as I was drifting off to sleep, Bruce's voice caused a little confusion. I woke up in time to catch what he was talking about – zombies naturally – and had to get up and on the computer to figure out what the hell I had just seen. Whether the movie sucks or not – I'm going to see it just for this little connection :)

  16. Even though I've lived in Florida for the past decade, I was born and raised in Eastern Iowa so as I was drifting off to sleep, Bruce's voice caused a little confusion. I woke up in time to catch what he was talking about – zombies naturally – and had to get up and on the computer to figure out what the hell I had just seen. Whether the movie sucks or not – I'm going to see it just for this little connection :)