Dunno about you guys, but the day people start carrying bloody pitchforks around my neighborhood is the day I move. This awesome new poster for The Crazies shows you how sometimes a simple idea is all you need. Overture Films sent it over in preparation for the film’s release on February 26th.

They’ve also cut a new trailer for the film which we haven’t linked to yet, so check it out!

Still not convinced that there’s a need for a change in physical appearance, and that it might even cheapen the effect of your neighbors and loved ones going nuts on you, but it looks like a tight little film otherwise.

David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. One day, citizen Rory Hamill comes to a school baseball game ready to kill with a loaded shotgun, and is shot and killed by Dutton when he doesn’t surrender. Another man, Bill Farnum, burns down his own house after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside and is arrested for arson and family murder. Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening mental asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives.

Sheriff Dutton tries to make sense of what’s happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh… with insanity. Now complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent. In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won’t let anyone in or out – even those uninfected. The few still sane find themselves trapped:Sheriff Dutton; his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson ), Dutton’s deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.

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