I grew up in Florida, hearing stories of alligators napping at the bottom of people’s pools, and dragging small children and pets into the underbrush for lunch… They scared the crap out of me. Still do. So the new movie Crawl, about gators on the loose during a hurricane, speaks to me on an elemental level.
When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (#KayaScodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (#BarryPepper). 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.