Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.
Michael J. Reynolds,
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.
A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures.Written by
One of the crevices built for the film was so narrow and slippery that the female cast dubbed it "the Vagina". See more »
(at around 41 mins) When the girls are crossing the first chasm. The first two have crossed and they are hooking up the third one, you can clearly see four people behind the third. See more »
Sam's gonna be Doctor Van Ney in like a year's time.
Please tell me it's longer than that.
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The creature's snarling sound can be heard at the end of the credits. See more »
In the alternate version of the movie, Sarah escapes the cave and runs to her car. She drives down the road and stops. After vomiting out the window, she sits up and Juno, whose face is streaked with blood, is sitting right beside her. Sarah screams and the camera cuts to the credits. See more »
This frightening British movie concerns about a women group being trapped into claustrophobic caves
The film begins when a woman has a tragic car-crash ; one year later , six friends (Shauna McDonald, Nalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Nora-Jane , Buring , Muldder) gather together for a caving hick . But the expedition gets horribly worse when a rockfall collapses and blocks the dark way out . After delivering further into the cavern , the group of girls encounter a pack of carnivorous , crawling creatures are waiting for them . Then , they find themselves chased by bloodthirsty , predatory monsters which have added them to his food chain . Furthermore , their friendship is deteriorated and undertake a desperate fighting to survive and confronting each other .
The picture contains thrills , chills , tension , drama, and lots of blood and gore . This terrifying movie packs a certain similarity to 'The cave (2005)' (by Bruce Hunt with Piper Perabo , Lena Headley , Eddie Cibrian) ; both films have virtually the same features , women being trapped in a dark cave , a half dozen of adventurers with peculiar characters and ultimately ominous human-alike that look relatives from bats determined to prey them . The difference is that 'the Descent' is more horrifying , terrifying and shocker than 'The Cave' with a fantastic , unreal , and Alien style . The theme of people being stranded in a hostile , dangerous environment with attackers creatures is justly reminiscent of 'Pitch black' . The sets are realistic with underground scenarios shaped by formations and spaces that one might watch in certain impression , conveying a sense of vertical scale .
Suspenseful musical score by David Julyan (Prestige , Memento ,Insomnia), Christopher Nolan's usual musician . Photographed in Southern England though set in the Appalachians by Sean McCurdy , Neil Marshall's habitual cameraman who created a perfect atmosphere . The producers considered it too risked and perilous to shot in an actual cave , it also would have been far too time-consuming , so they opted to build one instead . The motion picture was decently directed by Neil Marshall with splendid visual style . He's expert in making brutally violent horror movies (Doomsday ,Dog soldiers) . Rating: Good , better than average , the film is rated PG-13 for lots of guts, gore and violence.
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