STACK caught up with producers Sam Raimi and Craig J. Flores to discuss the killer alligator flick, Crawl

The hungry reptiles invade Kaya Scodelario’s flooded Florida home following a hurricane in this tense new horror-thriller directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes).

Crawl is in cinemas now.

 

 

Now, if you’re ever stuck in a giant-alligator infested scenario, here are a few myths busted to help you make it out alive:

Myth #1. You should run zigzag if you come across an alligator

If an alligator does make an aggressive charge, run fast and straight (away from the alligator, of course). Their blind spots are in front of their noses.

Myth #2. Alligators have poor eyesight

Alligators actually have very good eyesight, which is an important adaptation for hunting. They have a wide range of sight and can see well in low light conditions. They are especially adapted to see and sense movement of potential prey animals.

Myth #3. Alligators are not good climbers.

Alligators have sharp claws and powerful tails to help them push their bodies up. Young alligators are agile climbers and adults have been known to climb fences to get to water or escape captivity. Low fences, therefore, may not be sufficient protection for pets in areas where alligators are present.

Myth #4. Alligators cannot open their mouth underwater.

Some people believe they are safe as long as the crocodile or alligator remains underwater, but this is absolutely not true. Crocodilians have a special valve at the back of their throat (a palatal valve) which stops water from entering the throat. This means that any crocodilian species can open its mouth and bite even when submerged, and the majority of crocodilian attacks occur this way.