The Foreign Office advises to currently refrain from traveling to Florida. Because of a severe hurricane, dangerous alligators could cross your way. A revealing tutorial video about what you could do in that case can be seen now on Blu-Ray. Its name is CRAWL.
Of course, this message is just nonsense. Howsoever, CRAWL could be considered a tutorial film for the horror genre. Because the film is a thrilling shocker.
From her childhood, Haley Kelly has been a good swimmer. Her dad, Dave, trained and motivated her all her life. But meanwhile, her relationship with him isn’t so close anymore. Actually, when she was young, he was her great idol. However, after her mother’s death, she lost contact with her father.
But she loves him from the bottom of her heart. Therefore, when she recognizes that Dave could be in danger, she doesn’t hesitate a single moment to take care of him.
On the one hand, Haley knows, that Dave must be in his house, which is located directly in the eye of the hurricane. While, on the other hand, the bigger problem is that the storm freed very dangerous alligators from their breeding station. Therefore, an exciting hunt between reptiles and humans starts. And this kind of thrilling action we didn’t see for a very long time.
HALEY KELLER (KAYA SCODELARIO)
With her appearances in the Maze Runner trilogy and Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, Kaya Scodelario gained experience in exciting blockbusters. Thus, she showed the international audience that she is not just a beautiful woman but a highly talented actress of the new Hollywood generation.
Now, with CRAWL, she perfectly understands to arouse emotions like fear, hope, and happiness as well as the protective instinct within the audience just with a wink or smile. No doubt, 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 25 mph in extremely short bursts on shore. But they get tired quickly. Howsoever, in water, they can swim at 20mph without tiring. They can grow up to 15 ft long. The average alligator is 11ft long. Furthermore, they can weigh up to 1000 pounds.
An alligator bite can apply 2,125 psi (pound-force per square inch); one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom. For reference, a human bite is on average 162 psi.
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.
Alligators have been around for over 37 million years.
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Crawl is a great movie. It raises a classical story to a very new high level. Besides, just two characters dominate the film: Haley (Kaya Scodelario) and Dave (Barry Pepper).
Currently, films like “Amsterdam” try to shine with an enormous cast of stars. But they fail miserably. However, Kaya and Barry alone captivate us from CRAWL’s first second.
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. Especially Kaya plays superbly and emotionally. The beautiful actress takes us on a real horror trip.
Text: Marco Kokkot
Images: Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
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