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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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Afraid of the dark? You will be. 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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4 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El descenso  »

Box Office

Budget:

£3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£570,850 (UK) (8 July 2005)

Gross:

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

The jokey production name given during filming was "Chicks with Picks". See more »

Goofs

The dead deer the women find prior to entering the cave is a red deer, which is is not found in North Carolina. See more »

Quotes

Holly: [Sarah has just been scared by a bunch of bats which attacked her. Holly films the bats flying away]
[in imitation of 'The Count' from Sesame Street]
Holly: One bat, two bats, fifty bats!
[Beth comes up to her]
Beth: Holly... Fuck off
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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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