Paramount Pictures

The residents of a Florida town are overcome by two natural disasters, the first a category 5 hurricane resulting in flood waters teeming with man-eating alligators in this nature-runs-amok creature feature called Crawl.

Alexandre Aja sits in the director’s chair for this action-packed thriller. Aja is known for his action sequences, starting with his classic High Tension in 2003. He earned more critical praise for another water-based horror movie called Piranha 3D (2010).

Bringing that talent together with Sam Raimi and this new film may go beyond your average prehistoric water monster on the hunt for hapless victims (including dogs).

The YouTube trailer proved this synopsis:

When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father.

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.

From director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) and producers Craig Flores (300), Sam Raimi (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) and Alexandre Aja, Crawl (#Crawl) is a nail-biting horror thriller in theatres July 12, 2019.