Without question, one of the best films of Glasgow FrightFest, and truth be told, one of the best thrillers I have seen so far this year, is Crawl (review), the feature debut from writer/director Paul China, and his producer brother, Benjamin.
In fact, in my review, I said, “I’d go so far as to say that Crawl is light years ahead of most horror films emerging from the UK and US, both in terms of technical achievement and atmosphere. It does not disappoint.”
It really is very good.
Now, Deadline are reporting that Crawl has been snapped up by Epic Pictures, who will handle the sales outside of the US and will be taking the film to Cannes. The film will be released via Bloody Disgusting Selects and The Collective in the States.
It is also believed that a UK distro deal is about to close. More on that as we have it.
The synopsis is as follows,
Seedy bar owner Slim Walding hires a mysterious Croatian hit man to murder a local garage owner over a shady business deal gone bad. The crime is indeed carried out by the stone-faced stranger but a planned double-crossing backfires when an innocent waitress becomes involved.
Crawl stars Georgina Haig and George Shevtsov.