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The Descent (2005)

R  |   |  Adventure, Horror  |  4 August 2006 (USA)
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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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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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Rated R for strong violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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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

It's 45 minutes into the film before we get our first glimpse of a "crawler", and close to an hour before we finally see one. See more »

Goofs

Several times throughout the movie, as characters brush up against stalactites you can see the stalactites move. Stalactites are rigid formations and do not sway or bend with contact. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: [Sarah uses Holly's camera in night vision mode and sees all of the dead animal bones] Dead animals! Hundreds of them!
Beth: This is not good, guys.
Sam: Can we get out of here?
Rebecca: Which way?
Juno: [Uses lighter to try and find the breeze] Come on.
[the lighter's flame does not move]
Juno: I don't know.
Beth: What do you mean you don't know?
Juno: There's no breeze! It could be any one of these tunnels! Take your pick!
Rebecca: Oh, fuck it!
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Finally, I lived to see a good horror film!
14 July 2005 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

I actually wanted to go see Mr and Mrs Smith but it was showing too late in the evening so we chose this one, not having a clue what it was about.

I read the synopsis, a team of women exploring some cave and finding they were not alone...

Well, just prepare yourself for your worst nightmare, because once it starts, it doesn't stop until the end.

Just brilliant!!! The 'negative' character is built in a very realistic way to scare your spirit off.

To me, this was a FLAWLESS horror movie that couldn't have been done better! Must be seen, but go to the gym and get your muscles in shape cause you might have to hold your girlfriend all the way through (if she does not ask you to leave before it's over!).

Enjoy!

PS> Hopefully, they will not make a sequel, cause it would spoil the whole thing!


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