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Creepy Crawly   review by Bobby Blakey

Well Go USA has been bringing Asian cinema to the masses for years and while mostly noted for their martial arts epics they have plenty of horror films in their catalog as well. The latest, Creepy Crawly stars Chanya McClory, Pirat Nitipaisalkul, and Benjamin Joseph Varney from writer/directors Chalit Krileadmongkon and Pakphum Wongjinda. Could this flick bring the creepy horror it hopes or should it just get exterminated?


Creepy Crawly follows guests quarantining at a Thailand hotel who begin disappearing with no explanation from staff, leaving the group to wonder whether there may be some truth to local urban legends about a terrifying creature rumored to possess its victims.


I love a good creature feature so was all in for this one hoping it would be outrageous and fun to watch. It offers up a relatable set up with Covid quarantining before it slowly builds towards the coming chaos. Sadly, it takes so long to get there I was starting to lose interest before anything substantial really happened. When things finally start happening it does get more entertaining and offer up some fun moments, but never quite finds its way out of average.


I love the idea of these real life things causing all this trouble as it makes it feel a bit more creepy. The evolution of them is a cool idea and loved the direction, but the use of CGI instead of practical effects really dropped the ball for me. Of course, some elements need that, but this creature feature would have been all kinds of awesome using practical instead of the often video game level of the

effects. They aren’t horrible, but just don’t have the same impact it could have especially the final creature.


In the end it is a promising film that falls short of what it could be. I still found some great moments to entertain, just never enough to really take it to the next level. Decide for yourself and check out Creepy Crawly available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA.

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