Interviews : Crawl

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.

From director Alexandre Aja (“The Hills Have Eyes”) and producers Craig Flores (“300”), Sam Raimi (“Don’t Breathe”, “Evil Dead”), “Crawl” is a nail biting horror thriller in theatres July 12, 2019.

Check out the below videos for interviews with director Alexandre Aja, producers Craig Flores and Sam Raimi, and actress Kaya Scodelario!

ALLIGATOR FACTS

Death Roll: Alligators perform an inescapable spinning maneuver called a “death roll” to subdue and
dismember prey.
Teeth: Alligators have 80 razor sharp teeth at a time.
Vision: Alligators have natural night vision. They can track prey in total darkness.
Speed: Alligators can reach a running speed of 25mph in extremely short bursts (they tire easily), while in water they can swim at 20mph without tiring.
Size: Alligators can grow up to 15 ft long. The average alligator is 11ft long and they can weigh up to 1000 pounds.
Bite Force: An alligator bite can apply 2,125psi (Poundforce per square inch) one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom. For reference, a human bite is on average 162psi.
Ancestry: Alligators have been around for over 37 million years.
Digestion: Their stomach acids have a pH of less than 2—in the range of lemon juice and vinegar—and most soft-bodied prey is totally digested in two to three days.

ALLIGATOR MYTHBUSTERS

Myth #1. You should run zigzag if you come across an alligator
If an alligator does make an aggressive charge, run fast and straight (away from the alligator, of course). Their blind spots are in front of their noses.

Myth #2. Alligators have poor eyesight
Alligators actually have very good eyesight, which is an important adaptation for hunting. They have a wide range of sight and can see well in low light conditions. They are especially adapted to see and sense movement of potential prey animals.

Myth #3. Alligators are not good climbers.
Alligators have sharp claws and powerful tails to help them push their bodies up. Young alligators are agile climbers and adults have been known to climb fences to get to water or escape captivity. Low fences, therefore, may not be sufficient protection for pets in areas where alligators are present.

Myth #4. Alligators cannot open their mouth underwater.
Some people believe they are safe as long as the crocodile or alligator remains underwater, but this is absolutely not true. Crocodilians have a special valve at the back of their throat (a palatal valve) which stops water from entering the throat. This means that any crocodilian species can open its mouth and bite even when submerged, and the majority of crocodilian attacks occur this way.

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