The Foreign Offices advices to currently refrain from travelling to Florida. Because of a severe hurricane, dangerous alligators could cross your way. A tutorial video about what you could do in that case, can be seen from now in cinema. Its name: CRAWL.
Of course, this message is just nonsense, but Crawl could be considered as tutorial film for the horror genre. Because, the film is a true shocker.
Haley Kelly is a good swimmer. Unfortunately, she hasn’t any good relation to her dad Dave. Actually, when she was young, he was her great idol. But after the mother’s death, she lost the contact to her father.
However, when she recognizes that Dave could be in danger, she doesn’t hesitate any moment to take care of him.
On the one hand, the problem is, that Dave must be in his house, which is located directly in the eye of the hurricane. While, on the other hand, the problem is, that Haley can’t know that some very dangerous alligators escaped from their breeding station.
Therefore, an exciting hunt between reptiles and human starts, which we didn’t see since a very long time.
HALEY KELLER (KAYA SCODELARIO)
Kaya Scodelario played already in the Maze Runner Triology as well as in Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge.
She isn’t just a beautiful woman, but a highly talented actress. Moreover, she understands how to arouse emotions like fear, hope, happiness as well as the protective instinct within the audience just with a wink or smile. Kaya is very expressive and a star which we should keep in mind.
CRAWL – ALLIGATOR FACTS
Alligators perform an inescapable spinning maneuver called a “death roll” to subdue and dismember prey.
TEETH & VISION
Alligators have 80 razor sharp teeth at a time. They have natural night vision and can track prey in total darkness.
SPEED & SIZE
Alligators can reach a running speed of 25mph in extremely short bursts (they get tired quickly), while in water they can swim at 20mph without tiring. They can grow up to 15 ft long. The average alligator is 11ft long and they can weigh up to 1000 pounds.
An alligator bite can apply 2,125psi (pound-force per square inch); one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom. For reference, a human bite is on average 162psi.
Alligators have been around for over 37 million years.
Their stomach acids have a pH of less than 2 – in the range of lemon juice and vinegar – and most soft-bodied prey is totally digested in two to three days.
CRAWL – THE REVIEW
Crawl is a very good movie, which raises the classical story to a very new high level. Thus, regarding quality, thrill and atmosphere, the film is comparable with “A Quiet Place”. Also, because the movie is dominated by just a few, precisely two characters: Dave (Barry Pepper) and Haley (Kaya Scodelario).
Especially Kaya (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the Maze Runner Trilogy) plays superb and emotional. The beautiful actress takes us to a real horror trip.
While many movies of that genre are rather boring, in Crawl it could happen that even experienced film enthusiasts wince and close their eyes out of fear from time to time. In any case you will have the feeling to be in the eye of the hurricane. VALEUR gives Crawl 8 points!