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Check Out the Trailer for 'Crawl', the New Killer Alligator Movie Snapping Its Way Into Cinemas

Taking place in Florida just as a huge hurricane hits, it pits a father and daughter against a creature with quite the bite.
By Sarah Ward
May 05, 2019
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Check Out the Trailer for 'Crawl', the New Killer Alligator Movie Snapping Its Way Into Cinemas

Taking place in Florida just as a huge hurricane hits, it pits a father and daughter against a creature with quite the bite.
By Sarah Ward
May 05, 2019
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The increasing rise of streaming platforms could mark the death of movie-going as we know it, or so says the popular line of thinking that's been floating around for years. We're fairly certain that online services won't completely kill cinemas, however, even as huge companies like Apple and Disney try to battle it out with Netflix. There's a simple reason, and it's all about the spectacle. If the big screen dies out, all of those huge superhero battles will lose a bit of their sheen — and so will nerve-wracking creature features.

It's a truth universally acknowledged that there's nothing quite like watching savage critters attack while you're sat in a darkened theatre, where nothing can disrupt the tension and a whole room of people are reacting to the on-screen horrors. That's one of the reasons Steven Spielberg's Jaws proved such a hit, after all, with the movie credited with inventing the mid-year blockbuster season. Since the 1975 thriller, plenty of films have tried to follow in its footsteps, both seriously and comedically. Crawl is the latest, slinging killer crocodiles at Skins and Maze Runner star Kaya Scodelario — because, well, why not?

Directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) and produced by Sam Raimi (the original Evil Dead trilogy, Drag Me to Hell), Crawl takes place in Florida, just as a huge hurricane hits. Scodelario's Haley is told to evacuate, but she wants to find her missing dad (Barry Pepper) first — and he's injured and stuck in the crawl space of their family home. So far, so unfortunate. But then floodwaters rise, the storm keeps belting down and something with teeth is lurking below the water.

If you're not fond of jumps, scares and snapping foes, this won't be for you. If you are, check out the trailer below:

Crawl releases in Australian cinemas on July 11.

Image: Sergej Radović. © 2019 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved.

Published on May 05, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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