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,
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
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
Shauna MacDonald is slightly claustrophobic so she found it easy to act scared and panicky while underground. See more »
While the rock climbing scenes in this movie are technically an order of magnitude better than most Hollywood attempts, when Juno follows across the first chasm, she wouldn't have bothered to re-rack the cams she was collecting to the gear loops on her harness. Completely unclipping them from the rope is both unnecessarily energy expending and dangerous, since she could easily drop a free cam into the abyss below. Most climbers faced with following a leader on a roof like that would simply disengage the cam from the rock and let it slide safely down the rope where it would collect by the climber's harness for later racking. See more »
The noise she's making, she'll bring every one of those things down on her head.
As long as it's not on mine.
See more »
The descent is purely terrifying. It will provide you with an experience that relates entirely to those of the characters on screen. Each one is trapped, isolated and alone. In that theatre, you will understand the fear of having no escape.
The film, like it's big brother 'Dog Soldiers', takes British horror to it's deserved glory. Unlike such films as 'Creep', which was a complete mess, The Descent is a chilling experience that places believable characters into a situation that is strangely real, despite the obvious fiction.
After a quarter of the film has passed, you pray for the characters escape as, in a way, you will also be saved from the mental onslaught that drives into your mind throughout.
I didn't expect anything from this film before I walked into the theatre it, yet it is the greatest horror I have ever seen, and am likely to for a very long time.
310 of 493 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?