Right now all of Hollywood is fawning over the box office might of superheroes, but there have been plenty of small to mid-budget success stories over the last year. A Quiet Place, for example, was last April’s Cinderella thriller was released by Paramount on a reasonable budget of $17 million and went on to gross nearly $240 million worldwide. Hence why Paramount might be eager to team with well-known horror auteurs like Alexandre Aja and Sam Raimi for a new original concept. So enters Crawl.
The film is working from a screenplay by Aja and Shawn and Michael Rasmussen. It also marks Aja’s first feature-length directorial effort since 2016’s The 9th Life of Louis Drax. However, genre fans will likely know him best from his 2000s output, which included High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, and Piranha 3D. He also helmed the very underrated Horns in 2013, which starred Daniel Radcliffe.
Paramount released the nightmare-inducing full trailer for Crawl. Watch it below…
Crawl Release Date
The film rushes into theaters on July 12th.
With Crawl, Aja turns his camera on the fictional story of a woman who becomes trapped inside her flooding Floridian house during a Category 5 hurricane. Given the frequency of such storms of the century becoming common place in an ever globally warming 21st century, the setup feels more terrifying than usual. However, this being a genre film, she also will have to contend with major apex predators from the Florida everglades, such as alligators.
Crawl stars Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) and Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan). Ross Anderson, Anson Boon, George Somner, and Ami Metcalf co-star.