Somehow this adaption managed to take the pacing issues of the book and dial them up to 11???
Somehow, this is the first film I've ever seen that has both aged terribly and incredibly well.
There's lots to love about it.
In just a matter of 5 minutes the movie has presented it's premise and from there on, it's non-stop fun. As in funny. The film poster might not look like it, but this is a horror-comedy. Or rather a horror film with comedic elements. Charlie himself is not the most interesting character but JERRY DANDRIDGE, PETER VINCENT,…
I feel like there's a really entertaining movie hidden inside of Crawl waiting to be discovered. I doesn't aspire to be anything but a short B-Movie with bad dialogue, one dimensional characters and a general lack of tension (mostly due to me not giving a shit about the cardboard protagonists).
But hey, the claustrophobic, flooded cellar looks really nice, as does the rest of the environment. The alligators are well designed, too (Glowing eyes are scary as heck.)
So if I lower my expectations just a little more, my next time with Crawl could be a good time.