First time director Paul China’s Crawl is a wonderfully tense movie experience, and very much deserves the good reviews and praise it has been receiving. Having viewed the film last week, I can tell you that the film is superb, and filled with some of the most tense moments I have seen in years. Read my review here.
A new clip has made its way on-line, and it features George Shevtsov as the Croatian hunting the stunningly hot Marilyn Burns (Georgina Haig). The clip expertly shows off the films brilliant creation of tension out of silence, and also shows off the films terrific use of sudden bursts of haunting music. This clip is a very good example of the brilliance on offer in Crawl.
Crawl is a nail-bitingly effective study in terror and every perfectly choreographed scene is permeated with impending dread. China assuredly uses long periods of eerie silence and the superb Herrmann-esque score by Christopher Gordon to ratchet up the tension almost to breaking point clearly relishing his power over the audience. Relief comes from the dark humour surrounding the character of the Croatian hit man with his kindly face but murderous behaviour, superbly portrayed by George Shevtsov. Crawl is a fantastic achievement in genre cinema from an exciting new talent.
Paul China both writes and directs, and his brother Benjamin produces. Renowned cinematographer Brian Breheny (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, The Hard Word) is onboard and was responsible for one of its awards at Screamfest. The cast includes the gorgeous Georgina Haig along with Andy Barclay, Paul Bryant, Lauren Dillon, William Garvey, Penny Anne Hoffmann, Paul Holmes, Baz McAlister and Catherine Miller.
Crawl is released on DVD & Blu-ray in the UK on Monday 25th February.
Seedy bar owner Slim Walding (Paul Holmes) hires a mysterious Croatian hit man (George Shevtsov) to murder a local garage owner over a shady business deal gone bad. The crime is carried out by the stone-faced stranger but a planned double-crossing backfires when pretty barmaid Marilyn Burns (Georgina Haig) suddenly becomes involved. She is at home looking forward to the return of sweetheart Travis (Andy Barclay) because she is sure he is going to propose. But on the dark, single lane road that runs past Marilyn’s house, the lives of Travis and the killer intersect, and Marilyn’s romantic evening becomes a struggle for survival when the Croatian psychopath takes her hostage in her own home.