Last night, we were delighted to present our 12th Secret Unlimited Screening in the form of killer alligator movie Crawl.
Skins and Pirates of the Caribbean actor Kaya Scodelario plays aspiring University of Florida swimmer Haley, who finds herself in deep water when a devastating category five hurricane hits the state. But her problems are only just beginning – the disaster has led to an infestation of flesh-eating monsters, and both Haley and her dad are trapped inside their submerged house with them.
The movie is directed by Switchblade Romance and The Hills Have Eyes film-maker Alexandre Aja, and has been praised by critics as a rip-roaring, relentless creature feature that's perfect for the summer season.
Even more importantly, what did Unlimited members make of it? We'll start with this from Stephen who says there's plenty to chomp down on.
OMG thank you @cineworld for showing #CrawlMovie as the #Secretscreening I absolutely loved it. Great performances by the main cast, nice gore and terrifying alligators... What more do you need #100FilmsIn2019 #film48— Stephen Clark (@Steviec32lfc) July 29, 2019
Lynda thinks there are more than enough shocks in the movie to go around.
Thank you for a wonderful end of day to my birthday. Was one of my thoughts of what it was going to be & it did not disappoint me at all! Love a good disaster/horror #Crawl ticked the boxes & gave some jump scares to some 8/10 from me— Lynda Sharp (@Lady_Cupcakez) July 29, 2019
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Garry believes that when appreciated as a silly creature feature, the movie works a treat.
We loved it, yes it’s inaccurate at times and silly, but it is highly entertaining, gory and tense. Thanks for showing this great movie— Garry Snaith (@Garrysnaith61) July 29, 2019
Lee's pithy description of the movie says it all.
Jaws meets Hard Rain. What's not to love?— Lee West (@leewest82) July 29, 2019
Suzi says it's not the sort of movie she would normally watch – fortunately the gamble paid off.
Not something I would have picked to see so enjoyed going out of my comfort zone. Was pretty fun and about the level of jump scares I can handle! Definitely not going to win any awards but an enjoyable enough way to spend a couple of hours.— Suzi (@SouthamptonSuzi) July 29, 2019
On the other hand, SpoonLamp says the need to suspend disbelief became too much.
Better than I expected, but low expectations. Actually solid performances, but terrible writing. Enjoyed predicting the easy jump-scares but can't really recommend it, too many silly flaws.— spoonlamp (@spoonlamp) July 29, 2019
And Craig says the movie is a mixed bag and has some advice for those who see the title...
It was okay. Gave me #DeepBlueSea vibes. Some good acting but terrible writing. The thing I find funny is I hadn’t seen it advertised at all so was half expecting a swim-biopic / swim journey of someone losing, then winning gold at the World Championships— Craig David Donovan (@CraigDonovan_) July 29, 2019
Crawl goes on general release on 23rd August – those who didn't get to attend last night can check out the trailer below.
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