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The Descent (2005)

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A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

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Storyline

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 Lien Dang

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Afraid of the dark? You will be July 2005. See more »

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Adventure | Horror

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Rated R for strong violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El descenso  »

Box Office

Budget:

£3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$174,616 (Australia) (24 November 2006)

Gross:

$419,970 (Australia) (1 December 2006)
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Trivia

At Neil Marshall's insistence, all the people playing the villainous "crawlers" were professional actors rather than stunt men or dancers. He wanted them to cultivate a distinct character for their crawler, although, in the finished film, many crawlers only appear for a few seconds. See more »

Goofs

Near the start, as the girls are heading to the cave in the 4X4's, the spare wheel switches sides on the rear of the older vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Beth: Sarah... don't leave me like this.
Sarah: No. Please don't ask me to do that.
Beth: Please.
Sarah: I can't. I can't do that. I can't do that.
Beth: Please.
Sarah: OK. Shh. Close your eyes.
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The creature's snarling sound can be heard at the end of the credits. See more »

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10 July 2005 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

I loved it, I went in expecting something along the lines of "Dog soldiers", something funny and enjoyable but instead I got a roller coaster ride of tension and fear. So often these days horror movies just aren't scary, they make you jump they have a little bit of atmosphere and that's it, well this film was scary. It was tense, well acted, and the director made great use of the setting to scare the hell out of you. I don't want to go in to a lot of detail in this review, as I don't want to spoil the experience for anyone who reads it, and that is what this film is an experience I came out of the cinema shaking. This film is well worth your time.


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Beth is a moron. Dahkra
Would have been more effective without the creatures timws72
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