Crawl is a 2019 American disaster horror film directed by Alexandre Aja and written by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen. It stars Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper as a daughter and father, who along with their dog, are hunted by alligators after becoming trapped in their home during a Category 5 hurricane in Florida. Craw definition, the crop of a bird or insect.

And of course we are in Florida. Where else would we find some sturdy yet weathered folk who have seen it all and then some, when it comes to extreme climate and resulting predators opportunistically circling the defenseless for a feast? That’s probably why the professional swimmer Haley (Kaya Scodelario) seems just scared enough, but not terrified, the first time she meets the jaws of a humongous brute at her estranged single father’s overflowing basement; a grimy, rat-infested labyrinth she stubbornly plunges into to check up on the old man she and her sister have not heard from in a while. In fact, she looks more irritated than afraid at the inconvenient sight of these nuisance neighbors who drop in uninvited for a meal.

In due course however, the panic of Haley and her father Dave (Barry Pepper) rises to the occasion, with co-writers Michael and Shawn Rasmussen throwing a series of claustrophobic, near-fatal challenges at them and sending a string of doomed side characters to the rescue, only to make us shriek at their helpless screams as they get eaten alive by the unforgiving beasts moments later. Meanwhile, Aja unravels some decent visual tricks he has up his sleeve. Among the scenes conceived as a clear nod to “Jurassic Park” is an effective one where a second, hidden-from-view gator materializes while the two carnivores strategically attack Haley like a pair of synchronized Velociraptors.

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In the segment spent in the dark basement (the majority of the film’s 87 economic minutes), Aja utilizes location-specific features to drive the action forward before he runs out of (and thus, redundantly recycles) ideas. One moment, we are in a compartmentalized safe spot surrounded by pipes and wires that block the crusty creatures; the next, we follow Haley to dangerous entry or exit points as she makes risky leaps to find a way out. Meanwhile right across the street at a convenience store, we briefly follow a group of looters trying to evacuate after what looks to be a lucrative robbery. (Hint: they don’t get to evacuate but the scene among the shop’s flooding aisles is a fun diversion.) And we haven’t even mention the very good family dog Sugar yet, a miniature schnauzer-terrier of sorts who thankfully lives despite being put in danger’s way by her humans. (Yes, the dog lives!)

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And of course we are in Florida. Where else would we find some sturdy yet weathered folk who have seen it all and then some, when it comes to extreme climate and resulting predators opportunistically circling the defenseless for a feast? That’s probably why the professional swimmer Haley (Kaya Scodelario) seems just scared enough, but not terrified, the first time she meets the jaws of a humongous brute at her estranged single father’s overflowing basement; a grimy, rat-infested labyrinth she stubbornly plunges into to check up on the old man she and her sister have not heard from in a while. In fact, she looks more irritated than afraid at the inconvenient sight of these nuisance neighbors who drop in uninvited for a meal. Joseph murphy fontana svjetlosti news.

In due course however, the panic of Haley and her father Dave (Barry Pepper) rises to the occasion, with co-writers Michael and Shawn Rasmussen throwing a series of claustrophobic, near-fatal challenges at them and sending a string of doomed side characters to the rescue, only to make us shriek at their helpless screams as they get eaten alive by the unforgiving beasts moments later. Meanwhile, Aja unravels some decent visual tricks he has up his sleeve. Among the scenes conceived as a clear nod to “Jurassic Park” is an effective one where a second, hidden-from-view gator materializes while the two carnivores strategically attack Haley like a pair of synchronized Velociraptors.

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In the segment spent in the dark basement (the majority of the film’s 87 economic minutes), Aja utilizes location-specific features to drive the action forward before he runs out of (and thus, redundantly recycles) ideas. One moment, we are in a compartmentalized safe spot surrounded by pipes and wires that block the crusty creatures; the next, we follow Haley to dangerous entry or exit points as she makes risky leaps to find a way out. Meanwhile right across the street at a convenience store, we briefly follow a group of looters trying to evacuate after what looks to be a lucrative robbery. (Hint: they don’t get to evacuate but the scene among the shop’s flooding aisles is a fun diversion.) And we haven’t even mention the very good family dog Sugar yet, a miniature schnauzer-terrier of sorts who thankfully lives despite being put in danger’s way by her humans. (Yes, the dog lives!)