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The Descent (2005) Poster

(2005)

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References 

Dracula (1931)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
The old mining equipment found in the caves and arrows scrawled on the walls appears to hint at a direct tie in with similar scenes in "Journey to the Center of the Earth".
Psycho (1960)
Brief shower scene in the cabin pays homage to Hitchcock.
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Imitation of the Count, counting bats: "One bat. Two bats. Fifty bats....ha ha ha!"
Deliverance (1972)
After a sequence of white water rafting, the heroes are driving through the backwoods with banjo music on the radio.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The scene in the end where Sarah dreams that she is escaping and is completely crazy is an homage to the ending in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There is even a large logging truck that drives by, just like the semitruck in the Chainsaw Massacre.
Carrie (1976)
When the main character comes out of the pond covered in blood with wide eyes and when a hand comes out of the ground at the end.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Heroine emerges from still water head first, slowly with slicked down hair.
Alien (1979)
Character stands under a stream of water and looks up and water spatters on hat.
Predator (1987)
The echo-locating rattle noise the creatures make and the scream she emits whilst holding the torch mirrors the roar by dutch. Also, when the creeper climbs over Sarah's head after the blood pool scene, a correlation can be made with the tree scene towards the end of Predator.
Tomb Raider (1996) (Video Game)
Upon seeing cave entrance: "I'm an English teacher, not fucking Tomb Raider."
Alone in the Dark (2005)
mentioned in dialogue

Referenced in 

The Grudge 2 (2006)
The hospital hall scene with lights fading out in sequence is referenced.
Black Devil Doll (2007)
Poster shown
Tormented (2009)
Justine and Alexis watch this movie on their date.
Oh, We Review!: 'The Descent' Review (2010) (TV Episode)
This episode reviews the film
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Chiller 13: The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments (2010) (TV Movie)
Shown on list.
This Means War (2012)
Cover seen on shelf in DVD store.
Hagan Reviews: Intermedio (2012) (TV Episode)
"This is like Descent, but shit."
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Cavern (2012) (TV Episode)
Film Brain lists this as a better film than The Cavern
Tomb Raider (2013) (Video Game)
At one point Lara emerges from an underground pool of gore head first, armed only with a climbing axe, and encounters cannibalistic humanoids.
Face Off: Subterranean Terror (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Sugarcube Critic: Dragonshy (2014) (TV Episode)
"Obviously, Rainbow Dash needs to watch The Descent. Then she'll be scared of caves!"
Film 2016: Episode dated 2 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Antonia Quirke when reviewing The Pyramid (2014)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Descent (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed

Featured in 

13 Scarier Movie Moments (2009) (TV Movie)
#1 scary movie moment.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Doomsday (2012) (TV Episode)
another successful Marshall hit
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014) (TV Movie)
One of the featured films.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake (2006) (TV Episode)
One of the Hip-Hop kids is devoured by two of the Crawlers from The Descent.

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