CRAWL & Other Animal Horror You Need To See

By Jordan Gerdes

Crawl, directed by Alexandre Aja and produced by Sam Raimi, is taking the internet by storm today. Starring Kayla Scodelaria and Barry Pepper, the film follows a young woman trying to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane hitting the state of Florida. She soon finds herself stuck in an increasingly flooding house surrounded by alligators. The trailer looks intense to say the least.

Unfortunately, we have to wait until July 12th for this to hit theaters, but if you are fiending for more trapped-by-creature-centric horror in the meantime, here is the list for you.

Bait(2012)
Directed by Kimble Rendall, this amazingly underrated Austrailian film pits humans against sharks after a tsunami traps local shoppers in a grocery store with a group of Great White Sharks.

Burning Bright(2010)
Directed by Carlos Brooks, Burning Bright is built around a young woman and her autistic younger brother, trapped in a house during a hurricane, with a Bengal Tiger that hasn’t eaten in days. Again proving that dangerous animal + natural disaster = amazing film premise.

The Shallows(2016)
One of the more mainstream of the bunch, director Jaume Collet-Serra throws Blake Lively against a massive great white shark on an abandoned beach while surfing. Trapped 200 yards off shore, Blake Lively tries to outsmart one of nature’s most prolific predators.

47 Meters Down(2017)
Director Johannes Roberts traps two sisters on a diving expedition in a shark cage on the ocean floor after a freak accident. Running out of oxygen and encircled by great white sharks, the sisters have to devise an escape plan.

The Pack(2015)

Another Austrailian film directed by Nick Robertson, The Pack follows a farmer and his family in their off the grid farmhouse that becomes the target for a pack of ravenous wild dogs. To make it through the night, they are forced to take on the beasts outside.

Frozen(2010)
Directed by the amazing Adam Green, Frozen traps three skiers on a chairlift after the mountain closes for a storm, leaving them to deal with deadly weather and a pack of wolves that may have found their next meal.

The Pool(2018)
Directed by Ping Lumpraploeng, this Thai horror film follows an art director left to clean up a 6 meter deep pool after the shooting of a commercial. He falls asleep on an inflatable raft, only to wake up unable to climb out of the pool as the water level have dropped. And the only thing coming to his aid is large crocodile.

Primeval (2007)

Directed by Michael Katleman and featuring a relatively star studded cast for 2007, this follows a team of scientists and journalists looking to capture a legendary 20ft man eating crocodile in Africa. Partially based on the true story of Gustave ,

The Edge(1997)
Yes, I know this isn’t TECHNICALLY horror, but man is it good. Directed by Lee Tamahori, this follows three men as they are stranded in the Alaskan wilderness after a plane crash. They struggle to survive while being hunted down by a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear.

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