‘Crawl’ Trailer: Sam Raimi Horror Has Alligators Striking a Home Invasion

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Check out the first trailer released for upcoming horror film Crawl, directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension) and produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe).

It’s been a while since we’ve had a solid alligator-attack movie, so fingers crossed for this tense-looking film set in Florida during a massive hurricane. We follow Haley (Kaya Scodelario, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Maze Runner franchise), who decides to ignore orders to evacuate to head to her flooding home in search of her father (Barry Pepper). He’s there, trapped. And soon, they’re both trapped… with not-so-friendly alligators closing in.

Hoping for a fun nail-biter here. The trailer shows off strong energy and a nice horror vibe, although it does appear to give up a few too many key moments. That arm-in-jaws scene may have been better as a surprise, for example. Still, it looks like a decent popcorn-munching night at the movies.

Crawl chomps down on Aus cinemas on July 11 and hits the US on July 12.

Official synopsis for Crawl:

When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears.

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures


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