If you like monster movies, then I’ve got just the film for you. There’s a new trailer out for Crabs!, a movie that made its rounds on the festival circuit last year, and it has everything from giant crustaceans of Godzilla-like proportions to small creatures that humans can pick up with their bare hands.
As the name implies, Pierce Berolzheimer‘s Crabs! is about a bunch of mutated horseshoe crabs that wreak havoc in a small California town, and it’s up to a ragtag group of high school students and police officers to stop them.
To be honest, I’m completely sold on the basis of that premise alone. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a movie about killer horseshoe crabs, so I can’t wait to scratch that one off my list. Then, when you add in the awesome trailer, it looks like Crabs! just might be B-movie gold.
In particular, two things about this trailer really stand out to me. For starters, we have the monsters. A lot of films have a really cool premise but struggle to turn it into an intriguing feature-length story, but I don’t think this one is going to suffer from that problem. Like I said before, this movie has numerous different kinds of mutated crab monsters, so I doubt the horror is ever going to become stale.
Secondly, we have the gore effects. The budgetary constraints here are pretty obvious, but if this trailer is any indication, the filmmakers behind Crabs! made every cent count. From the dead whale to the woman with an eyeball sticking out, all the gore shots look excellent, so I can’t wait to find out what these creatures are truly capable of.
Unfortunately, though, it might be a while until that wish becomes a reality. Crabs! still doesn’t have a release date, so we don’t know when we’ll finally get a chance to see it. It’s just a waiting game at this point, and if the movie is as good as the trailer suggests, the wait is going to be totally worth it.