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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When you're trapped 2 miles underground there are many ways to lose your mind...Claustrophobia. Disorientation. Isolation. Paranoia. Terror. See more »


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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  »

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£3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£570,850 (UK) (8 July 2005)

Gross:

$419,970 (Australia) (1 December 2006)
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The hospital scene contains 30 extras. 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

Rebecca: [while Sarah is looking throught the camera, with night vision on] oh, fuck it! Hello!
Juno: Please!
Rebecca: Is there anybody there!
Beth: Hello?
[Sarah points the camera at Beth, Crawler behind her]
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This film is dedicated to Meg. See more »

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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Leaves you sitting on your lunch
14 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The descent is purely terrifying. It will provide you with an experience that relates entirely to those of the characters on screen. Each one is trapped, isolated and alone. In that theatre, you will understand the fear of having no escape.

The film, like it's big brother 'Dog Soldiers', takes British horror to it's deserved glory. Unlike such films as 'Creep', which was a complete mess, The Descent is a chilling experience that places believable characters into a situation that is strangely real, despite the obvious fiction.

After a quarter of the film has passed, you pray for the characters escape as, in a way, you will also be saved from the mental onslaught that drives into your mind throughout.

I didn't expect anything from this film before I walked into the theatre it, yet it is the greatest horror I have ever seen, and am likely to for a very long time.


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