Crawl Blu Ray Review (Paramount)
Crawl is a 2019 horror film produced & directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, Horns, & Piranha 3D). It was produced by filmmaker Sam Raimi (Evil Dead franchise, Darkman franchise, The Grudge franchise, 30 Days of Night, Drag me to Hell, Don’t Breathe, Poltergeist, M.A.N.T.I.S., & American Gothic). It was written by Michael & Shawn Rasmussen (The Ward, Dark Feed, Long Distance, & The Inhabitants). It was inspired by a true story. The budget was $13.5 million & it grossed $89.9 million worldwide at the box office!!!! Aspiring University of Florida swimmer Haley Keller (played by: Kaya Scodelario from The Maze Runner franchise, Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Spinning Out, & Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) receives a call from her sister Beth (played by: Morfydd Clark from Dracula, The Alienist, & Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) who informs her that Category 5 Hurricane Wendy is on a collision course with Florida. She advises her to get out of the state. Haley is concerned for the safety of her father Dave (played by: Barry Pepper from The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, 61*, True Grit, Seven Pounds, & 25th Hour) since he is not answering his phone.
Against the instructions of Florida State Police which includes her sister’s ex Wayne (played by: Ross Anderson from Macbeth, Unbroken, & Legends), Haley drives around evacuation routes to check in on him. She first goes to his condo, where he has been living since he & her mother divorced. Haley finds the family dog Sugar at the condo but not Dave himself & she gets worried that he has returned to the family home in Coral Lake which he supposedly sold years ago. Haley & Sugar navigate the flooded streets and find Dave’s truck at the Coral Lake house. She descends into the crawl space underneath the house, she finds her father unconscious & wounded. Haley tries to drag Dave away to safety until they run into a huge alligator. They are trapped underneath fighting for their lives against the massive creature. Every time someone gets near to help, they get attacked & mangled. As time goes on, more alligators surround the isolated family. Can they survive this disaster or will they become victims of the deadly reptiles????