Kaya Scodelario Battles Killer Monster Alligators in ‘Crawl’ Trailer (Video)

Horror movie from Alexandre Aja and producer Sam Raimi opens July 12

Last Updated: May 2, 2019 @ 8:14 AM

The new horror film “Crawl” from Paramount Pictures is the story of a father and daughter trapped in a hurricane who find themselves hunted by vicious, monster-sized alligators.

Kaya Scodelario (“The Maze Runner,” “Extremely Wicked”) and Barry Pepper star in the latest film from “The Hills Have Eyes” director Alexandre Aja, and producers Sam Raimi and Craig Flores. And yes, the first trailer for the film is as predictably wild as you’d expect.

“Come on you son of a b—,” Scodelario screams as she hides within a bathtub as an alligator flails against the shower door.

Michael and Shawn Rasmussen wrote the film that Aja directs and also produces. Gregory Levasseur, Justin Bursch and Lauren Selig serve as executive producers.

As a public service announcement, the monsters in “Crawl” are in fact alligators and not crocodiles. What’s the difference? Well, according to Owlcation.com, the main difference is the shape of the snout. Alligator snouts are more U-shaped and wider while a crocodile has a more pointed, V-shaped snout. Crocodiles can also get bigger and longer than alligators and are more prone to aggression, even attacking humans unprovoked. Alligators are generally faster than crocodiles when in the water, as is the case with our unlucky heroes.

We’re sure it’s all very scientific and that’s definitely something you’re considering when they’re about to eat you.

“Crawl” opens in theaters July 12. Watch the first trailer above: