When was the last time we had a decent killer alligator movie? Lake Placid in 1999? 2019’s Crawl attempts to make up for the lack of alligators on the attack on film.
The first official trailer introduces two people trapped in a flooding house while a massive alligator stalks its potential victims. And if seeing two people fighting for their lives while trying to stay above water and out of the mouth of a gator wasn’t suspenseful enough, the trailer shows there’s a dog also paddling around trying to stay off the alligator’s lunch menu.
Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner: The Death Cure) and Barry Pepper (Kill the Messenger) star as the alligator’s prey.
Crawl was directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Horns) from a screenplay by Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen. Sam Raimi produced the horror film with Craig Flores and director Aja. Gregory Levasseur, Justin Bursch and Lauren Selig served as executive producers. The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Maxime Alexandre, editor Elliot Greenberg, production deigner Alan Gilmore, and costume designer Momirka Bailovic.
Paramount Pictures plans to release Crawl in theaters on July 12, 2019.
When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (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.