Earlier this year we were hit with the wildly fun and scary alligators attack during a hurricane flick Crawl from producer Sam Raimi and director Alexandre Aja starring Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper.
And today we’ve learned via Deadline that it wasn’t just all of us here at Dread Central that loved the movie. It turns out that none other than Quentin Tarantino himself thinks Crawl is his favorite flick (horror or otherwise) released this year. Wow!
Tarantino says it impressed him in every way, in terms of pure filmmaking.
Now as much as I dug the flick – the opening takes place in my hometown! – I don’t think I would name the flick my TOP pick of 2019, by any means. But it’s hard to argue with Tarantino so let’s all just agree to give the film another look-see and make sure we didn’t somehow miss out on an utter masterpiece.
For those of you that might need a reminder, Crawl begins when a massive hurricane hits her Florida town, young Haley ignores the evacuation orders to search for her missing father, Dave. After finding him gravely injured in their family home, the two of them become trapped by the rapidly encroaching floodwaters. With the storm strengthening, Haley and Dave discover an even greater threat than the rising water level — a relentless attack from a pack of gigantic alligators.
Directed by Alexandre Aja from a screenplay written by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen, Crawl is produced by Sam Raimi and Alexandre Aja along with Craig J. Flores. It stars Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper and was unleashed into theaters by Paramount Pictures back on July 12, 2019.