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Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.

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Dr. Kathryn Jennings
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Dr. Nicolai
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Mike - Caver #1
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Razvan - Caver #3
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Corvin - Caver #4
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Decades after a rock church in communist Romania's Carpathians caved when an expedition caused a landslide and buried everyone, Dr. Nicolai's scientific team exploring the associated Templar Knights monster fighting-legend discovers a deep, flooded cave system and hires the brothers Jack and Tyler's brilliant divers team to explore it. Another explosion traps them, after finding a mysterious parasite turning all species carnivore, and later an independently evolved predator species. Jack may be infected and turning, but Tyler sticks with him, so the group splits, hunted by the monsters, which also fly. Written by KGF Vissers

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There are places man was never meant to go. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense creature violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 August 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$96,949 (South Africa) (31 March 2006)

Gross:

$149,658 (South Africa) (7 April 2006)
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Trivia

The actors sometimes had to spend up to 10 - 12 hours a day in a wetsuit, constantly in and out of the water. See more »

Goofs

Since a cave is a closed environment, you never use flares or any similar burning device inside a cave because it will fill it with smoke. That's a basic caving rule. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: They fly! They frickin' fly!
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average creature flick
28 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This wasn't a bad movie if you like creature flicks. It isn't original, but it does nothing badly and is interesting enough to spend 1.5 hours with.

Firstly: why is it that the entire team consists of hunks and babes? Even the scientists are good looking chicks. Oh well, we'll just have to suspend our thinking and just accept that actors have to be good looking these days, even if their roles completely rule out looking like a supermodel.

As for the movie itself: the action, plot (if there is any to speak of), effects and direction are OK, as is the acting.. Once again, nothing special, novel or interesting but not bad either. The editing was decent except for the action shots. Why does every editor and/or director think that they are doing an MTV clip these days? Keep the camera still! If you think I can see what's going on in random .3 second bursts of film, you're wrong. So irritating.

The effects are OK. Although at times the caves are lit in ways that are impossible for the little flashlights to accomplish, the set is generally dark enough to be realistic. The caves look real. The monsters are not that good but they are almost never shown completely, and in doing so they are acceptable. I do wish the movie had more gore though. Being, as almost all horror movies these days, PG-13 to cash in on teenage kids' money, it does not show any gore besides some scratches and some ugly but very brief ceature shots.

Final comment: I wish the movie had revolved around the first cave expedition that is shown during the introduction titles. They seemed a hell of a lot more interesting than that group of supermodels who came in later. Real men, real people, driven by greed. Oh well.

Decent action, decent thrills. Not bad to kill some time with.


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