1 augustus 2013
Paul China
George Shevtsov (Dead Calm)
Bob Newman
Georgina Haig (The Sapphires)
Lauren Dillon
Year: 2011

A Première TV Distribution Release



Crawl is a character-driven thriller set in an unknown, rural town. A seedy bar-owner hires a mysterious Croatian to murder an acquaintance over an unpaid debt. The crime is carried out, but a planned double-crossing backfires and an innocent waitress suddenly becomes involved. Now a hostage in her own home, the young woman is driven to desperate measures for survival. A suspenseful, yet darkly humorous chain of events builds to a blood-curdling and unforgettable climax.


  • interessante personages, zeer spannende scènes, mooi camerawerk en, voor wie wat zwarte komedie kan waarderen, geestige dialogen.
  • Crawl is een kleine thriller die groot effect sorteert. Doet de set-up denken aan Blood Simple (toevallig ook de debuutfilm van twee filmende broers), zodra de Kroatische killer het huis van de arme serveerster binnendringt, ontpopt de film zich tot een zenuwslopend kat-en-muisspel dat in een beheerst tempo wordt uitgespeeld.
  • No matter which way you look at it, Crawl is a stunning piece of cinema from a talent that are sure to go on to bigger, though maybe not better (the film sets the bar very high) things.
  • I'd go so far as to say that Crawl is light years ahead of most horror films emerging from the UK and US, both in terms of technical achievement and atmosphere. It does not disappoint. One of my top films of 2012, so far.
  • A thrilling cinematic work crafted with dark nuance and graceful skill, Crawl is a film brimming with the promise of things to come for director Paul China and star Georgina Haig.
  • Crawl is an uncomplicatedly pleasurable watch
  • a strikingly confident first feature that bodes well for future projects from this familial filmmaking duo.
  • Stylish, slow-burning and veering into torture territory, British director Paul China's debut feature is crammed with tension.
  • Crawl is tense, gripping and well-made.
  • A fantastic achievement in ratcheting up tension and suspense.
  • Rivals No Country for Old Men in gritty style and assured Hitchcockian slow-burn.
  • FrightFest, Alan Jones: Not since the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple has there been a more exciting thriller debut.
  • A stunning first movie that drips with suspense.


  • Screamfest 2011: Festival Trophy (Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography) 


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