'Crawl': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the upcoming horror movie 

'Crawl' is an eerie amalgamation of 'Jaws' and 'The Meg'. The film is set to hit theaters on July 12.

                            'Crawl': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the upcoming horror movie 

Paramount has released the first trailer for its upcoming survival horror/disaster film 'Crawl'. It follows Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) trying to find her missing father (Barry Pepper) during a hurricane. In this attempt, she finds herself trapped as the flood rises. But that is hardly the scariest part of the film.

The floodwaters are filled with deadly alligators.


Directed by Alexandre Aja, 'Crawl' is a creature horror film that follows a young woman who becomes trapped in a flooding house during a Category 5 hurricane and must battle against Florida’s most savage and feared predator, a giant alligator. The movie is produced by Sam Raimi, who created the cult horror 'Evil Dead' series. 

Release date:

The horror thriller is scheduled to hit theaters July 12. 



A still from 'Crawl' (Image: Twitter)

The official synopsis for the film reads 'Crawl': "When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (played by Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (played by Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears."


Kaya Scodelario as Haley Keller

Actress Kaya Scodelario attends the "Clash De Cartier" Launch Photocall At La Conciergerie In Paris on April 10, 2019, in Paris, France. (Source: Getty Images)


Scodelario is best known for playing the role of Effy Stonem on the E4 teen drama 'Skins'. She has previously played Teresa in 'The Maze Runner' film series and Carina Smyth in the adventure film 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. She plays the role of Carol Ann Boone, Ted Bundy's wife, in the thriller 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' alongside Zac Efron and Lily Collins.

Barry Pepper as Dave Keller

Actor Barry Pepper arrives on T-Mobile's magenta carpet during the Showtime, WME IME and Mayweather Promotions VIP Pre-Fight Party for Mayweather vs. McGregor at T-Mobile Arena on August 26, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Source: Getty Images)

Emmy-winner Barry Pepper's best-known roles include Private Daniel Jackson in 'Saving Private Ryan', Jonnie Goodboy Tyler in 'Battlefield Earth', Roger Maris in '61*', Sergeant Michael Strank in 'Flags of Our Fathers' and Ned Pepper in 'True Grit'. He has been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Pepper won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his role as Robert F. Kennedy in the miniseries 'The Kennedys'.


The Creators

Alexandre Aja as director

Aja is best known for his work in the horror genre. He received international acclaim for his 2003 horror film 'Haute Tension', which is known to U.S. audiences as 'High Tension' and 'Switchblade Romance' in the U.K. He has also directed the horror films 'The Hills Have Eyes', 'Mirrors', 'Piranha 3D' and Horns (2013). He wrote, directed and produced 'Crawl'.

Sam Raimi as producer

Raimi created the cult horror 'Evil Dead' series about an ancient Sumerian text which wreaks havoc upon a group of cabin inhabitants in a wooded area in Tennessee. He has directed the 'Spider-Man' trilogy, 'Darkman', and the Disney fantasy film 'Oz the Great and Powerful'.




Going by the looks of the trailer, 'Crawl' is an eerie presentation of 'Jaws' and 'The Meg'. When Haley finally locates her missing father gravely injured in the basement of their home, she is not ready for the dangers that await her in the basement. The thrilling trailer shows the duo find themselves trapped in their own house surrounded by alligators. The number of times Haley was bitten by an alligator, a real-life person would have died, but horror movies don't end like that.

Where to watch:

The movie is set to hit theaters on July 12.

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