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Two genius behind the great scares of the year so far
I used to love horror movies but, aside for a couple of exceptions, the latest ovecrow of absurd serial killers, demonic dolls, kids or else make the panorama quite boring and repetitive,
When realised that CRAWL was produced by the cult favorite Sam Raimi ( the creator of the three originals EVIL DEAD and the best three SPIDERMAN) and directed for one the best (but underappreciated ) young horror director's Alexander Aja (the creator of HIGH TENSION, The HILLS HAS EYES remake, PIRANHA 3D and a few other jewels) I pretty much run to the theater and even when the story did not look with much potential , but it became an unbelievable pleasant surprise. One of those movies you cannot keep your eyes out of the screen.
Haley (member of a Florida university swimming team and on crisis in her life), receives a call from her sister living in Boston that cannot contact their father in Florida and there is a huge hurricane coming.
Haley drives to his father's home and find him almost dead on house basement badly hurt for a few starving alligators.
From that moment on, the storm gets worse, the alligators number increase and escaping from the basement becomes extremely difficult; particularly when the flood reach that part of the town and hungry beast are hunting on the streets.
CRAWL is both and horror and an adventure movie. Escaping is not easy and requires very quick thinking and physical skills. Both Haley and her father has to work together under very difficult conditions to get out alive.
Aja is an expert exploiting cliches to generate terrifying situations. The main heroine is barefoot (the basement floor is crowded by rats) there is very sweet dog that could become food for alligators too a few disturbing moments that make you scare even when nothing is happening.
The movie works almost perfect; the only discrepancy could be how little damage the alligators made to Haley when they bite her (compare with her father suffer a lot more).
In brief pure entertainment and adrenaline!!!
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