Movie Review – Crawl (2019)

Crawl, 2019.

Directed by Alexandre Aja.

Starring Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark and Ross Anderson.


A young woman attempting to rescue her injured father from his house in the middle of a hurricane finds herself terrorised by aggressive alligators.

Crocodiles and alligators are great. Movies about them, however, are often not. There’s very little love for Lake Placid and, as much as there’s a lot of good stuff in Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive, it’s not the horror maestro at his best. Crawl, however, marks the moment crocodilia enter the game with their teeth bared. It’s a raucous onslaught of gator-based chaos that, much like its central predator, sinks its teeth into everything that moves.

Splat Pack member Alexandre Aja is in the director’s chair, trapping college swimmer Haley (Kaya Scodelario) and her injured father (Barry Pepper) in the increasingly flooded crawl space of
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