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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Reynolds ... Ed Oswald
Shauna Macdonald ... Sarah Carter (as Shauna MacDonald)
Jessika Williams Jessika Williams ... Susanne Small
Douglas Hodge ... Dan
Josh Dallas ... Greg (as Joshua Dallas)
Anna Skellern ... Cath
Gavan O'Herlihy ... Vaines
Krysten Cummings ... Rios
Doug Ballard ... Dr. Roger Payne
Josh Cole Josh Cole ... Lynch
Saskia Mulder ... Rebecca
Natalie Mendoza ... Juno
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 ahmetkozan

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Fear runs deep. Revenge 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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Opening Weekend:

£313,739 (United Kingdom), 6 December 2009, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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(at around 32 mins) While Vaines unclasp his holster and takes the gun out, his thumbnail looks completely different from the one holding the camera. The last-mentioned thumbnail lets to assume that the cameraman is a much younger person than Vaines. See more »

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Picks up where the first one left off...
17 March 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

If you liked the first movie ("The Decent"), then you will most definitely like part two. In fact, you HAVE to watch it, as the sequel picks up right where the first one ended, and sort of comes full circle when it ends.

Again, descending into the dark caverns beneath our safe and sound "surface" world, The Descent 2 is another foray into the dark subterranean world beneath ours. As with part 1, the scenery here is dark and creepy, giving you a sense of claustrophobia and paranoia.

It was good to see some return of characters from part 1.

The cast for part 2 was equally good, just as it was in part 1. Everyone here did a really good job at bringing their characters to life on screen, even the ones with small supporting roles.

The Descent 2 is a thrill ride from start to end, just like part 1 was. There are a couple of scenes that will make you jump, but no major frights. But of course, that is not the intention here. They pulled it off again so well with the claustrophobia and constant paranoia and fear as the characters are hunted by the subterranean dwellers. As with part 1, the creatures were nicely put together, good make-up, good prosthetics, and very believable.

This sequel is a MUST to watch for fans of the first Descent movie.


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