The new trailer on Yahoo Movies of the remake of George Romero’s THE CRAZIES. new poster

Normally when faced with such a remake I would simply ask “Why?” This time I don’t need to. I already know why. Hollywood has run out of ideas and needs to find a new corpse to flog.

At least this time they have picked a film that is in need of a remake.

original Romero poster

The original is good. I even have it in my collection. But it is not great.  There was always something lacking as part of the film experience. It has a brilliant core concept. As a piece of propaganda is has a powerful message. And yet it lacks that thing that makes me want to watch it again any time soon.

The trailer for the new version clearly has the missing horror watch-me-again element; the scares, the atmosphere etc. The question is, have they managed to retain the other elements and not f it up??? We’ll just have to wait and see…