Sunday, October 16, 2011

Screaming Sunday: The Descent

By s. Sunday, October 16, 2011 , ,
Plot: A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
The heroes: Or in this case heroines - group of young women, not very annoying, some of them likable, some of them a t least interesting. All in all, for a modern horror movie - it's very good, you root for them to survive and that says something. Most of the heroines in modern horror films are so dumb you want to see them slaughtered. But apart from questioning the logic of getting in remote cave voluntarily, the girls actually put up a fight to survive.
The antagonists: Crawlers, blind creatures living in the caves hungry for human flesh.
What makes it so great? The strong characters, amazing ambiance and the fact that whole story is left to your interpretation.
Best scene: Already quite famous - infra red vision and first creature behind one of the girls.
Oh-oh something's not right line: "Hey, there's something down here..."
Morbid trivia: According to the audio commentary on the special edition DVD, there was a exact replica made of Nora-Jane Noone and after the movie was finished, she got to keep the head of the doll and put it in her mother's freezer as a joke.
Scare factor: 4/5 - You're definitely gonna need to turn on the lights for this one.
Gore factor: 5/5 - Very heavy, very disgusting and quite imaginative I may add. Best example? Eating intestines out of alive person.
Is there a twist? Yep, a good one too.
Hint: Watch the uncut version with far superior ending.
Unsuitable for: People with claustrophobia.
Repercussions: You will never ever be able to enter any cave again.