Having your home and neighborhood slammed by a massive Category 5 hurricane is terrifying enough on its own, but that’s not where the true nightmare lies in the trailer for Paramount Pictures’ upcoming horror film
In this trailer for the film, Kaya Scodelario’s Haley tries to find her father, played by Barry Pepper, as a massive hurricane begins bearing down on Florida. She finds him hurt in the crawlspace of their family home, but before she can find out what happened to him, a terror even worse than the raging storm outside attacks. From there, it’s a race to see if they can find safety from the floodwaters consuming their home before they are both killed by the alligator hunting them.
Okay, this is going to sound like an insult at first, but it’s not: this feels like smart
And it does look scary! Alligators haven’t survived on this planet for as long as they have because they’re mostly harmless. They are horrifying, and the idea of being stuck in your house with one is a big enough nightmare for a horror movie even before adding a hurricane to the equation.
You know you have a good premise when “hopefully we’ll drown before we are eaten” is a reasonable hope.