CRAWLERS (2020) Reviews and overview

 

‘Aliens crash the party’

Into the Dark: Crawlers is a 2020 American science fiction horror feature film about aliens invading a college town on the night of St. Patrick’s.

Crawlers is the latest instalment of the second season of Blumhouse’s ‘Into the Dark‘ horror anthology series which is aired by Hulu.

Directed by Brandon Zuck from a teleplay written by Catherine Wignall Mike Gan, based on the former’s story, the movie stars Pepi Sonuga, Jude Demorest, Olivia Liang, Giorgia Whigham and Cameron Fuller.

Reviews:

” …the St. Patrick’s Day setting is just that, a setting. It’s in the background and doesn’t really inform the story beyond being a moment in time. […] A pod people-esque story, it distinguishes itself by adding in different rules for how the aliens switch their bodies and this helps it stand out against others in the genre.” Buy Why Tho?

” …Crawlers is not exactly an instant classic, but it gets the job done. Recommended for the attitude and the genre traditions it represents…” J.B. Spins

” …there’s kind of a “final girl” and that’s where Into the Dark: Crawlers tries to slide in a #MeToo theme, but again, the context is so on the surface that it looks too transparent to be appreciated. The film feels like an experiment by an upcoming production team that wanted to have some fun, and it failed at many hurdles.” Ready Steady Cut!

“There’s something to be said for a streaming horror movie that gets in, entertains you for 80 minutes or so, and gets out. There’s a version of this story that’s a little smarter and a little darker, but Crawlers works as a fun diversion that feels both timely and like a loving throwback.” RogerEbert.com

” …Crawlers is on par with something like School Spirit that feels like yet another rudimentary sleepwalk through basic horror motions. The shotgun hoarder mama “babbling” local myths, a too-cool aesthetic washover, weak attempts at red-herring dodginess? You’ve seen this far too many times.” /Film

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