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(2005)

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Andrew Mason, one of the film's producers, says they hired some of the world's greatest cave divers as consultants in order to keep the movie as technically plausible as possible.
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The film claims to have some basis in truth because new micro-ecologies have been discovered in deep caves, especially in Romania. According to film consultant Dr. Christi Lascu (acclaimed speleologist and Romanian editor of National Geographic magazine), 35 brand new species were found in the Movila Caves in the late-1980s. Among the species found was a 10cm centipede with a poisonous bite. There was nothing the size of the creature in the movie, but in theory there is not a limit for the size of animals living down there.
A 750,000 gallon tank was created to shoot underwater photography.
The actors sometimes had to spend up to 10 - 12 hours a day in a wetsuit, constantly in and out of the water.
One of the scenes at the beginning of the movie uses the same set as Underworld: Evolution
The V.S.S.F. tattoo stands for "Verband Schweizerischer Sprengfachleute" or "Swiss Society of Explosive Engineers". Hence why it was tattooed on the man laying explosives.
Filmed mainly in Romania, a country with over 12,000 registered caves.
The plot of the movie -explorers in a cave being chased by horrific creatures who were once human- is most probably inspired by the short story The Beast in the Cave (written in 1905, published 1916), one of the earliest ones by American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, who later would create works as The Call of Cthulhu and At the Mountains of Madness.
The first film shot with the Arriflex 235 camera.
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Piper Perabo and Lena Headey also starred in Imagine Me & You.
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Released on the same year as The Descent (2005), another horror movie involving people being attacked by monsters in a cave.
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Bruce Hunt's direction debut.
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Director Bruce Hunt's first and last movie as of 2016.
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The song at the end credits is nemo by nightwish.
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Cole Hauser and Morris chestnut both acted in higher learning 10 years earlier
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