Crawlspace (2012) Movie Review

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2012 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
86 minutes /

User Score: 73/100

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Crawlspace Review


A special forces unit sent, to infiltrate Pine Gap Australia's top secret underground military compound, come under attack from unknown forces.

Crawlspace (2012) is an Australian action science fiction horror movie that was filmed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Director Justin Dix (Bounty Trail (1999)) should stick to working in the makeup department because Crawlspace had potential, but his directing skills blew it. Crawlspace contains frightening scenes, bad language, violence, little suspense and is very boring at times.

Crawlspace is about a team of elite commandos are sent to an underground secret military base to extract a scientist under attack by escaped prisoners. The commandos split into three teams when they arrived at the base. Commando Romeo (Ditch Davey - Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here (2011), We’ve All Been There (2013), Black Box (2014)Three Rivers (2009)), did not follow orders to shoot any prisoner in sight after he sees a prisoner that he knows. He saw his dead wife Eve (Amber Clayton - Sneezing Baby Panda - The Movie (2014), Fatal Honeymoon (2012), Blackwood (2012)) and became confused with how she could be alive. Romeo’s team is against his decision to let his assumed dead wife Eve accompany them on their mission, and they want to kill her. Romeo believes Eve when she told him that she has amnesia and can only remember fragments of her life. Everyone is scared of the types of experiments that might be happening at the base after Elvis (John Brumpton - Life (1996), Romper Stomper (1992), The Hunter (2011)) is killed by a mutant gorilla.

The commandos found scientist Caesar ( Nicholas Bell - I, Frankenstein (2014), Shine (1996), Dark City (1998)), and he warns the team that Eve is very dangerous, and she is an important weapon. Ceasar also warns the team that the prisoners have exceptional psychic powers that were enhanced through experimentation. Matthews (Samuel Johnson - Rush (2008), $9.99 (2008), The Illustrated Family Doctor (2005)) told the team that the prisoners were being used in brain experiments after the team tortured him to speak. The team is so confused that they decide to let the scientist accompany them on their mission and then later on leave the scientist behind and take Eve to the surface. The story is so messed up and has plot holes. Eve and the soldiers split up after a series of event.

Watch the movie if you would like to see it but I do not recommend it because it was kind of boring and daunting to watch. It would have been a wonderful movie to watch if director Justin Dix had more experience in the field and did a better job at making the movie flow easier and adding more suspense.

Crawlspace is currently available on Netflix for streaming.

About Crawlspace 2012

Title: Crawlspace
Year: 2012
Runtime: 86 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.6/5 stars from 11 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 11
Starring: Nicholas Bell, Leslie Simpson, Elise Jansen, Eddie Baroo, David Whiteley, Jacob Browne, George Novak, Daniel Betts, Ray Tiernan, Steven Carroll, Nick Ryder, Matthew Linton, Richard Mueick, Charles Edgar, Remy Hunter, Samuel Johnson, Kate Spears, Shaun Trait, Dane Hunter, Bridget Neval, Kate Leahy, Shehzarin Batha, Richard Crisp, Amos Phillips, David Leadbetter, Troy McManus, Nicholas Sherry, Peta Sergeant, Adam Smits, Rob Mackenzie
Writers: Eddie Baroo, Justin Dix, Adam Patrick Foster
Director: Justin Dix