Disaster movies are always constant in the horror genre. We only have to see how popular and profitable the Sharknado saga has been. But in a scene populated with mediocre cheap forgettable flicks every now and then something with more quality arises. Hopefully, this will be the case of Crawl (2019), a horror movie directed by Alexandre Aja and produced by Sam Raimi.
Crawl (2019) centers Haley Keller, a young woman while attempting to save her father during a Catagory 5 hurricane, who eventually finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators. It has been written by Shawn and Michael Rasmussen, the pair responsible Dark Feed (2013) and The Inhabitants (2015) also authors of the script for John Carpenter’s The Ward (2010).
French filmmaker Alexander Aja has been involved in writing, producing and directing movies, mainly in the terrains of horror, since his debut at the end of the last century with the short film Over the Rainbow (1997). But it was with his second feature film Haute tension (aka High Tension) (2003) when he achieved a big worldwide recognition. That was his platform to Hollywood, where he was behind the cameras in titles like The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Mirrors (2008), Piranha 3D (2010) or Horns (2013). His latest finished work to date is the Virtual Reality short film Campfire Creepers: The Skull of Sam (2017), starring Robert Englund.
Crawl (2019) is starred by Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon, George Somner, Ami Metcalf, Jose Palma and Morfydd Clark. Filming took place in Belgrade, Serbia, in August and September last year. Sam Raimi is producing via his banners Raimi Productions and Ghost House Pictures, and Paramount Pictures is distributing.
Crawl (2019) is scheduled to open in theaters in the USA on the 12th of July. In August it will also open in the UK, France, Argentina, and Russia, while Italy and Portugal will see the release in September. The first trailer for the movie has been recently published and you can watch it here:
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