I knew going in this was a black comedy, but I was expecting something a little more inventive, maybe along the lines of You’re Next. It does have a few funny moments but, unlike You’re Next, the female lead survives via a hokey family curse and the incompetence of her pursuers rather than her own agency.
This was intense. Hard to believe all those gators (except for an occasional animatronic head or tail) were CGI. Very realistic. Although there’s some gore, I’d classify Crawl as a terror film rather than a horror film. The predators are in their element and you’re out of yours, so the fear and suspense ratchet up again and again. Well done.
A contender for the least scary horror film, least funny comedy, and least entertaining movie I have ever seen. A couple of bright moments from Tilda Swinton, but a banal script and direction that can only be described as “distracted” scuttle the whole thing.