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.
Michael J. Reynolds,
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.
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
Rene Rodriguez of The Miami Herald described the crawlers as "blind, snarling cave-dwellers, looking much like Gollum's bigger kin". Douglas Tseng of The Straits Times also noted that the crawlers looked similar to Gollum, being a cross between the creature and the vampiric Reapers from Blade II (2002). David Germain of the Associated Press noted of the crawlers, "[They] have evolved to suit their environment--eyes blind because of the darkness in which they dwell, skin slimy and gray, ears batlike to channel their super-hearing." The crawlers are sexually dimorphic, with males being completely bald, whilst females sport thick dark hair on their heads. They are nocturnal hunters which surface from their caves to hunt for prey and bring the spoils of their hunts to their caverns. See more »
(at around 1h 21 mins) When one of the girls is looking for climbing equipment, but doesn't have any with her, she says, "Oh, fuck," but her mouth doesn't move. See more »
[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]
One bat, two bats, fifty bats!
[Beth comes up to her]
Holly... Fuck off
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The creature's snarling sound can be heard at the end of the credits. See more »
In the alternate version of the movie, Sarah escapes the cave and runs to her car. She drives down the road and stops. After vomiting out the window, she sits up and Juno, whose face is streaked with blood, is sitting right beside her. Sarah screams and the camera cuts to the credits. See more »
The Descent has effective special effects, and executes the claustrophobic feel of the film flawlessly from start to finish. It's increasingly gory action insinuates a growing sense of urgency and willingness to kill in its protagonists, resulting in each and every cracked bone or torn piece of flesh feeling precise and necessary. It's tidy 90ish minute run time ensures nonstop action, and by the end of the film it all will feel brutally sadistic but efficient and effective.
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