The Descent (2005)

Posted 20/02/2007 by Edward Davies in Horror

Starring : Shauna McDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder
Director : Neil Marshall
Running Time : 100 mins

A group of women go exploring in a cave system, only to discover that they have taken a wrong turn along the way and ended up in the wrong cave. As they become increasingly lost within the system, they discover that someone or something else is down there with them.

This is another one of those British horrors which I thought started off well, but once I saw the “creatures”, I was a little disappointed. Much like in ‘Creep’ the atmosphere is all set up very well, and the red herrings are excellent, but the ideas for the monsters is lacking in much imagination. There’s some nice acting in this; the writers didn’t want us to sympathise with the leads, it seems, so made the whole disaster the fault of one of the main girls. So, if you like your horror claustrophobic and bloody, try this movie on for size!

Verdict : 7/10

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