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Crawl

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Why does Alexandre Aja’s film work so well? Are the creature and hurricane effects strong? And what’s scarier: alligators, crocodiles, sperm whales, anacondas, piranhas, octopuses, or great white sharks? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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"Apex predator all day!"

In the world of horror films, Sam Raimi carries a bit of heft so the fact that he wanted to work with Alexandre Aja and produce the film Crawl with him says a lot about the film you’re walking into. It’s a creature feature. And it’s a ton of fun. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we wrap up our Aquatic Killers series with Aja’s 2019 alligator-attack-during-a-class–5-hurricane movie Crawl.

We talk about what makes this film work so well and what Aja and his screenwriters, Michael & Shawn Rasmussen, bring to the table. We look at alligators and rank them against all the other aquatic killers we’ve featured (hint: they top it out!). We chat about the visual effects they pull off here and debate about which ones work and which ones might feel a bit rough. We discuss Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper, our two leads, and how well they work in their roles. And we touch on how Quentin Tarantino said this may just be his favorite film from 2019.

It’s a tight, fun creature feature that does exactly what they set out to do. We have a great time talking about it so check it out then tune in! The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!

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