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The Descent: Part 2 (2009)

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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.

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James McCarthy (screenplay), J Blakeson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Reynolds ... Ed Oswald
Shauna Macdonald ... Sarah Carter
Jessika Williams Jessika Williams ... Susanne Small
Douglas Hodge ... Dan
Josh Dallas ... Greg (as Joshua Dallas)
Anna Skellern ... Cath
Gavan O'Herlihy ... Vaines
Krysten Cummings Krysten Cummings ... Ellen Rios
Doug Ballard ... Doctor Roger Payne
Josh Cole Josh Cole ... Lynch
Saskia Mulder ... Rebecca
Natalie Mendoza ... Juno Kaplan
Alex Reid ... Beth
Nora-Jane Noone ... Holly
MyAnna Buring ... Sam
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Storyline

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. Written by informedsource

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Fear runs deeper See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, grisly images, terror and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El descenso 2 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£313,739 (United Kingdom), 6 December 2009, Limited Release
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Celador Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original draft of the script featured an alternative opening, which would have addressed the inconsistency between the different versions of the first film (the U.S. version omits the final scene, where it is revealed that Sarah's escape from the cave was a hallucination). The opening scene would have shown Sarah following a vision of her daughter into an abyss and ending up in a lake that would take her outside the cave. This explains why the dog used to trace Sarah's steps later in the film stops at the lake, rather than the side of a mountain as per the ending of the U.S. version of the first movie. See more »

Goofs

Greg falls off of the cliff where Sam's body is still hanging from her rope from the first movie. He's later found on the bone pit, barely alive. But in the first movie, Sam's body is above a water-filled pit which Juno falls into and finishes off one of The Crawlers. They'd already found the bone pit in a different location. See more »

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[first lines]
Ed Oswald: Jeez!
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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 | by girlcriticSee all my reviews

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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