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The Descent: Part 2 -- Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions. As the rescue party drives deeper into uncharted caverns, nightmarish visions of the recent past begin to haunt Sarah and she starts to realize the full horror and futility of the mission. Subjected to the suspicion and mistrust of the group and confronted once more by the inbred, feral and savagely ruthless Crawlers, Sarah must draw on all her inner reserves of strength and courage in a desperate final struggle for deliverance and redemption.
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The Descent: Part 2 -- Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions. As the rescue party drives deeper into uncharted caverns, nightmarish visions of the recent past begin to haunt Sarah and she starts to realize the full horror and futility of the mission. Subjected to the suspicion and mistrust of the group and confronted once more by the inbred, feral and savagely ruthless Crawlers, Sarah must draw on all her inner reserves of strength and courage in a desperate final struggle for deliverance and redemption.
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Director:
Writers:
James McCarthy (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
14 October 2009 (France) See more »
Tagline:
Fear runs deeper See more »
Plot:
Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Michael J. Reynolds ... Ed Oswald

Shauna Macdonald ... Sarah Carter
Jessika Williams ... Susanne Small

Douglas Hodge ... Dan

Josh Dallas ... Greg (as Joshua Dallas)

Anna Skellern ... Cath

Gavan O'Herlihy ... Vaines
Krysten Cummings ... Ellen Rios

Doug Ballard ... Doctor Roger Payne
Josh Cole ... Lynch

Saskia Mulder ... Rebecca

Natalie Mendoza ... Juno Kaplan

Alex Reid ... Beth

Nora-Jane Noone ... Holly

MyAnna Buring ... Sam
Robin Berry ... Crawler
Adam Paul Harvey ... Crawler (as Adam Harvey)
Nicholas Daines ... Crawler
Kengo Oshima ... Crawler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mac McDonald ... Mayor Riley Kaplan (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jon Harris 
 
Writing credits
James McCarthy (screenplay) &
J Blakeson (screenplay) and
James Watkins (screenplay)

Neil Marshall  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Christian Colson .... producer
François Ivernel .... co-executive producer
Ivana MacKinnon .... producer
Neil Marshall .... executive producer
Cameron McCracken .... co-executive producer
Diarmuid McKeown .... associate producer
Paul Ritchie .... co-producer
Paul Smith .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Julyan 
 
Cinematography by
Sam McCurdy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jon Harris 
 
Casting by
Gail Stevens 
 
Production Design by
Simon Bowles 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Kelm 
Mark Scruton (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Claire Nia Richards 
 
Costume Design by
Nancy Thompson 
 
Makeup Department
Jemma Carballo .... prosthetic makeup artist
Abigail Edwards .... prosthetics makeup artist
Dan Frye .... prosthetics technician
Clarice Gill .... makeup artist
Vesna Giordano .... prosthetics makeup artist
Paul Hyett .... special makeup & creature effects designer
Camilla Kirk-Reynolds .... makeup daily
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Robin Pritchard .... special makeup effects technician
Kirstie Stanway .... hair & makeup designer
Simon Webber .... prosthetic sculptor
Stuart Conran .... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
Robbie Drake .... foam technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Alison Banks .... production manager
Jeanette Haley .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Channing-Williams .... first assistant director: additional photography
Melanie Heseltine .... second assistant director: additional photography
Emily Hobbs .... third assistant director
Carley Lane .... assistant director: second unit
Jack Ravenscroft .... first assistant director
James Watkins .... second unit director
Harriet Worth .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Graham Baker .... stand-by rigger
Louise Begbie .... assistant art director
Dan Bryant .... dressing props
Jay Butcher .... stand-by carpenter
Tristan Carlisle-Kitz .... dressing props
Chris Cull .... property master
Gary Dempsey .... stand-by painter
Simon Duric .... storyboard artist
Robert Haynes .... stand-by art director
Nigel Kirk .... hod painter
Johnny Mann .... scenic sculptor
Nathan Middleton .... painter
Jono Moles .... construction manager
Lucy Moles .... construction coordinator
John Moolenschot .... carpenter
Ben Munro .... standby art director: pickups
Barnaby Papworth .... construction manager
Simon Riley .... stand-by props
Tom Roberts .... stand-by props
Zoe Smith .... props buyer: pickups
Paul 'Welcie' Wellstead .... hod rigger
 
Sound Department
Chris Burdon .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Collinge .... sound supervisor and designer
Sebastian Dale .... foley editor
Naomi Dandridge .... adr recordist
Elliott Gilhooly .... sound assistant: FT2
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Michael Maroussas .... sound effects editor
Rob Prynne .... additional creature vocalisations
Danny Sheehan .... supervising sound editor
Chris Sturmer .... dolby sound consultant
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Ivor Talbot .... sound mixer
Mark Verner .... foley artist
Tarn Willers .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses
Daniel Massett .... special effects trainee
John Rafique .... special effects supervisor
Mark Shelley .... armourer
Chris Watson .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Louie Alexander .... digital compositor: Framestore
Fredrik Averpil .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Matthew Baker .... retouch and restoration: Framestore
Håkan Blomdahl .... visual effects
Zachary Bloom .... scanning and recording: Framestore
Turea Blyth .... visual effects editorial
Clare Brody .... data operator - framestore
Zoe Cousins .... digital film scanning operator: Framestore
Jerome Dewhurst .... di engineer
Richard Edwards .... digital intermediate data operator
Charlie Habanananda .... digital intermediate conform editor
Adam Hawkes .... digital compositor
Karsten Hecker .... film mastering engineer
Sarah K. Hellström .... visual effects coordinator
Leo Hills .... digital intermediate technical director: Framestore CFC
Jan Hogevold .... executive producer: framestore di
Linus Lindbalk .... matte painter
Christopher Lloyd .... visual effects editor
James Long .... digital intermediate data operator
Kevin Lowery .... high definition engineer
Laura Lunt .... production assistant: framestore
Veronica Marcano .... scanning & recording operator: Framestore
Joseph McLamb .... matte painter
Mike Morrison .... digital intermediate producer
Emelie Nilsson .... digital compositor
Jacob Otterström .... visual effects supervisor (as Jacob Svensson)
Adam Parker .... retouch and restoration: Framestore
James Reed .... scanning and recording
Jimmy Saul .... scanning and recording assistant manager
Asa Shoul .... digital colourist
Sean Wheelan .... vfx producer: Filmgate
 
Stunts
Lucy Allen .... stunt double
Richard Bradshaw .... additional stunt coordinator
Michael Byrch .... stunt crawler
Siobhan Coughlin .... stunt double
Nicholas Daines .... stunt crawler
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Neil Finnighan .... stunt double
Steve Griffin .... stunt coordinator
Paul Hornsby .... assistant fight coordinator
Paul Hornsby .... safety diver
Paul Hornsby .... stunt supervisor
Kim McGarrity .... stunt double
Belinda McGinley .... stunt double
Nick McKinless .... stunt crawler
Mark Southworth .... stunt double
Roy Taylor .... stunt double
Maxine Whittaker .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Bailey .... gaffer
Anthony Band .... camera trainee
Sergio Bernuzzi .... key grip
Trevor Chaisty .... electrician
Deloris Collins .... trainee camera assistant
Louisa Court .... apprentice grip
Warwick Drucker .... grip: "b" camera
Jon Garwes .... first assistant camera
Robert Hamilton .... video operator: additional photography
David Holliday .... grip
Phil Humphries .... clapper loader: "a" camera
Robert Milton .... electrician
Christopher R. Nunn .... video assist
Jennie Paddon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Leighton Spence .... video assist
James Swanson .... aerial cinematographer
Andrew Taylor .... gaffer
Neil Tomlin .... crane technician dailies
Oliver Upton .... still photographer
Gavin Warwick .... electrician
Matthew Waving .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Wignall .... second director of photography
Gareth Williams .... best boy
Dan Carling .... camera trainee (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Kelly Valentine Hendry .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Laver .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Siobhan Boyes .... post-production coordinator
Tamsin Jeffrey .... assembly editor
Alexandra Montgomery .... post-production coordinator
James Winnifrith .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
Chris Clad .... violin
Andrew Glen .... music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Nick Ingman .... conductor
Perry Montague Mason .... orchestra leader
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Steve Orchard .... music engineer
Steve Orchard .... music mixer
Jill Streater .... copyist
Bruce White .... viola
Alison Wright .... music supervisor
Alison Wright .... score coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Martin Alderdice .... picture car coordinator
Mark Crowley .... unit driver
Ben Vokes .... production driver
Ian Westwell .... facilities driver
 
Other crew
Farah Abushwesha .... production coordinator: additional photography
David Barr .... production office assistant
Paresh Behera .... key assistant accountant
Steve Butler .... floor runner: additional photography
Adam Cocker .... runner
Matt Curtis .... title design
Helen Christine Dwyer .... production secretary
Edward Evers-Swindell .... script consultant (as Ed Evers-Swindell)
Amanda Fernie .... trainee assistant accountant
Peter Gray .... location assistant
Paul Hornsby .... climbing consultant
Carlton Jarvis .... medical advisor
Liam Lock .... floor runner: additional photography
Michael Mann .... assistant production coordinator trainee
Debbie Moore .... production accountant
Steve Mortimore .... location manager
Alex Paterakis .... floor runner: additional photography
Asha Sharma .... assistant location manager
Albert Sharpe .... epk: producer / director
Joss Spry .... assistant: director
Mandy Todd .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Descent 2" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, grisly images, terror and language
Runtime:
94 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: While Cath is trapped on the other side of the fallen boulders, we can see a knee-high rock to the right of Dan's leg slightly move as he is rescuing Cath.See more »
Quotes:
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Ed Oswald:Jeez!
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FAQ

Is "The Descent: Part 2" based on a book?
Why does the dog lead them to a lake when sniffing Sarah's trail back to the point where she got out of the cave?
Why did the old man hit Rios with a shovel and dump her back at the mouth of the cave to be eaten by the Crawlers?
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Sarah revisits the caves where her friends perished; her memory is stunted until she is back in the caves and realizes what she had escaped to begin with., 28 April 2010
Author: girlcritic from United States

First of all, I am a huge fan of the first Descent. I felt the concept was a fairly new one, and the dark, claustrophobic caves combined with the awesome, original creatures resulted in a totally scary thrill ride! Descent 2 is still creepy, but the creatures look more human (why would they change that?) and, I know this is a really bizarre detail to notice, the blood looks less realistic. It is too bright, and too orange-red. A weird thing to turn me off of a scary movie, but any true fan of the horror genre knows that if the blood looks fake, it just isn't as scary. There are still some frightening moments... don't get me wrong. But is it as scary and as gory as the first one? No, not at all.

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