Nightmarish Conjurings got to take part in the press junket for Paramount’s CRAWL, which is now available for your creature feature viewing pleasure in theaters nationwide. Kicking off the beginning of the press junket, we got the opportunity to learn a little bit more about alligators at the Los Angeles Zoo. We learned about how male alligators like Reggie, the male alligator currently at the zoo, grow in size (which apparently has a heck of a lot to do with hormones when female alligators are present). We also got to witness the alligators get fed and see Reggie, in particular, munch down on some giant rats. Make sure to check out our gallery below to take a look at the photos from the feeding.
Following the alligator feeding, we got to sit down with producers Craig Flores (Keep Watching, Fathers and Daughters) and Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Drag Me to Hell) and chat about their project, CRAWL. Throughout the course of the conversation, we learned more about what drew them to pick up the project, how their opinions of alligators changed while working on the project, and what they would do if they themselves were trapped in a crawlspace with a bunch of very bloodthirsty alligators. Needless to say, their answers delighted us.
Here’s the synopsis if you’re not familiar with what the film is about: “When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper). 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.”
Paramount’s CRAWL is now available in theaters. On the fence about whether or not to take the plunge? Check out Shannon’s review here.