FILM: Crawl

The debut feature of Australian writer-director Paul China and his producer twin brother Benjamin is an edge-of-seat thriller about a young woman caught in a spiral of shocking violence.

Sleazy bar owner Slim (Paul Holmes) hires a mysterious figure known as The Croatian (George Shevtsov) to kill an acquaintance with an unpaid debt.

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The kill goes as planned but the subsequent double-cross does not and The Croatian retaliates by taking Slim’s trusty waitress, Marilyn Burns (Georgina Haig), hostage in her home.

Against the odds, she battles with her captor for survival. China’s film is available simultaneously on DVD and Blu-ray.

Released: February 22 (UK, selected cinemas), 78 mins