1 december 2013
Justin Dix
Amber Clayton (Blackwood)
Peta Sergeant (Iron Sky)
Ditch Davey (Spartacus)
Eddie Baroo (Australia, Ghost Rider)
Year: 2012
A Première TV Distribution Release



Set beneath the real-world military base at Pine Gap. The story follows a small team of elite soldiers who are sent into the bowels of the complex to rescue a top scientist from an experiment that has apparently gone awry. In the bowels of the base they encounter the mysterious survivor Eve. It quickly becomes clear that the facility is a testing ground for something far more sinister. The team must now, with Eve in tow, fight their way through escaped inmates and fight off the devastating psychic attacks rooted in their own darkest, primordial fears.


  • BIFFF Brussel: Crawlspace is een solide brok pretentieloze Australische sciencefiction horror van debutant Justin Dix. Je kan het een kruisbestuiving noemen tussen Aliens en Resident Evil, met een vleugje Scanners en Event Horizon als extra kruiden. Dix, die zijn carrière begon als ontwerper van robotten voor Star Wars II en III, schreef mee aan het scenario en stond in voor de sfeervolle production design. Hiju houdt er flink de vaart in, maar zorgt af en toe voor een pauze tussen de rondvliegende kogels en kinetische salvo's om het mysterie te laten ontrafelen.
  • A blend of 'Aliens' and 'Scanners,' the feature has confidence and a definite vision for its claustrophobic scares. 'Crawlspace' comes together quite niftily, boosted by fine performances by the entire cast and a focus on disorientation, sustaining the puzzle to the end.
  • From the inventive opening title sequence, it's evident that Crawlspace boasts a bold look and strong production value.
  • The action is well-paced under FX artist turned director Justin Dix, the human drama is engaging, the twists are great and the mysteries are ample enough to keep it constantly moving and exciting. It's a well-thought-out flick that breathes new life into a genre the filmmakers obviously love and respect.
  • a solid and exciting bit of genre entertainment that will keep fans happy as it ticks all the right boxes, and certainly punches well above its weight. Keeps things pacy and moody, and while there a few time-outs for the soldiers to catch their breath and engage in some exposition, he smartly favours gunplay and gore over trying to make the standard sci-fi plot stand-up. Crawlspace is a well-made and modestly enjoyable genre number.
  • Enough style and sizzling visuals to put even an attention to detail master like Ridley Scott to shame.


  • Screamfest 2012: Festival Trophy


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