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On a daredevil caving holiday six girls are trapped underground when an unexpected rock fall blocks their exit. Searching the maze of tunnels for a way out, they find themselves hunted by a race of fearless, hungry predators, once humanoid but now monstrously adapted to live in the dark.
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#1
My fave horror along with Eden Lake and Spoorloos. Already have it but well worth the 3 pounds.
#2
I dont know if i saw this or the sequel recently, but it was the worst film i had ever seen.

Just my view. Doesn't mean im cold on the deal.
banned#3
Dollar Dollar Yo;7839318
My fave horror along with Eden Lake and Spoorloos. Already have it but well worth the 3 pounds.

will give Spoorloos a look as Eden and descent are superb! :thumbsup:
banned 1 Like #4
lol - just realised I have seen it (Spoorloos = The Vanishing). Another classic
#5
now i enjoyed this film :thumbsup:
#6
Eden Lake was wicked - this was not quite so good but well worth this price!
#7
Wortst film ever!
#8
segaste
Wortst film ever!


doug
#9
This is quite a Decent film.
#10
Jocky Balboa
This is quite a Decent film.


Points for wordplay.

This is a really well done horror movie, for a lot of reasons. It's technically really well thought out, as well. A lot of it takes place in the dark, and it feels dark, but it's not one of those movies where you can't see what's going on. Everything is lit appropriately and well enough to see by. That takes real talent.

Great film.

Haven't seen Descent 2. Early signs are not good. Waiting for it to reach this price, or less. :-D
#11
Bargain :thumbsup:
#12
good film, cant wait for 2 :thumbsup:
#13
Saw this in the cinema. Terrifying.

Eden Lake was very similar, except I didn't find a bunch of teenagers as "scary".
#14
wild_quinine


This is a really well done horror movie, for a lot of reasons. It's technically really well thought out, as well. A lot of it takes place in the dark, and it feels dark, but it's not one of those movies where you can't see what's going on. Everything is lit appropriately and well enough to see by. That takes real talent.

Great film.

:-D


Totally agree. One of my fave 'horror' films. Really makes you feel claustrophobic. Already own this special edition.

Looking forward to the sequel, even if it is below par.

SirHugo :thumbsup:
#15
richp
good film, cant wait for 2 :thumbsup:


Wash your mouth out. There should not be a sequel because unlike the janks we can handle a bad ending where everyone dies
#16
Great film. Watch the 'making of' on the 2nd disc to see how the used classic cinema techniques and creativity to generate atmosphere and real 'jump-out-your-skin' moments with almost no money. Brilliant, yet simple DTS surround track creates an eery, claustrophobic feel.

Eden Lake left me a little disturbed, as I know full well that there are kids like that in our society, and those events may not remain fantasy. Just look at the events in Doncaster last year :-( Still, anything with Kelly Reilly in is still worth a watch, she's looverleeeeeey.
#17
I also saw this in the cinema and thought it was brilliant considering that I'm not a fan of horror. The fact that the film does not have a happy ending made me enjoy it more.
#18
Great film. A horror on two levels - one being the creatures, and the other being the caves themselves. Watching this really made me feel kinda claustrophobic when they are squeezing through those tiny gaps in the rock... sounds weird, but I really did enjoy the film because of this. (I'm not even claustrophobic!)
#19
calibrax
Great film. A horror on two levels - one being the creatures, and the other being the caves themselves. Watching this really made me feel kinda claustrophobic when they are squeezing through those tiny gaps in the rock... sounds weird, but I really did enjoy the film because of this. (I'm not even claustrophobic!)


And the fact that it's about a team of women. Most films have at least one male hero but this film doesn't. It made a refreshing change compared to the typical Hollywood horror film.
#20
Normally I can watch horrors without feeling scared but this one actually stopped me sleeping for hours. Teach me to watch it in bed on my laptop at bedtime with the room light off!!!!
#21
Shaiya
Saw this in the cinema. Terrifying.

Eden Lake was very similar, except I didn't find a bunch of teenagers as "scary".


I felt quite the opposite - The Descent was more adrenaline-filled and slasher fun for me, Eden Lake was scarier, and even disturbing, because of the plausability of the situation. I think British Horror's really great at the moment in any case.

Not sure about a Descent sequel. I don't see why they bothered. Would prefer they tried something new. Agree on the comments about the lighting - brought the claustrophobia of caving to the screen most impressively.
#22
twoweedogs
Very good film - Was convinced that she had escaped at the end!


In the American version she did! They filmed an alternate ending. And this explains why she is in the Descent 2, though I didn't bother watching that after the poor reviews it got.

Had this dvd a while now, as others have said, the extras are very good, good behind the scenes filming and shows how clever the set design was with a relatively small budget.
#23
The original director, Neil Marshall didn't rule out a sequel, but did not want to do it yet, or to the proposed premise which the studio presented to him, hence it went to a different director. I suppose they wanted to get a sequel in before the memories of the movie faded, but as is often the case, they screwed it up. They do this time and time again with movies which are a surprise hit, and usually lose a lot of money in the process. Marshall however followed this with the turkey that was Doomsday, which was a mish-mash of several 70's, 80's and 90's action films which he tried to homage, and ended up looking like badly done plagiarism.
#24
calibrax
Great film. A horror on two levels - one being the creatures, and the other being the caves themselves. Watching this really made me feel kinda claustrophobic when they are squeezing through those tiny gaps in the rock... sounds weird, but I really did enjoy the film because of this. (I'm not even claustrophobic!)


Absolutely. As a long time horror fan of several decades this is one of the most effective horror films I've ever seen. Cinematography is absolutely beautiful, the characterisation is brilliant.

Even without the 'creatures' this film is terrifying. (Remember the girls being stuck in the caves and finding old attempts at escaping).

*****SPOILER ALERT*********

I'm confused as to how there is a sequel to this film though. I believe that possibly the US cinema release ended with a character escaping the caves. The director version though showed this as a fantasy and had in my opinion one of the most chilling and tragic endings of a horror film in recent history, wrapping everything up from the original opening scenes to the end and was frankly brilliant.

I imagine they used the cut US cinema ending and I'm in no rush to see the sequel.

I can understand people equating the power of this film with Eden Lake. Both are British and quite 'extreme' and very well made. I'd recommend both to any genuine horror fan.
#25
corradoboy
The original director, Neil Marshall didn't rule out a sequel, but did not want to do it yet, or to the proposed premise which the studio presented to him, hence it went to a different director. I suppose they wanted to get a sequel in before the memories of the movie faded, but as is often the case, they screwed it up. They do this time and time again with movies which are a surprise hit, and usually lose a lot of money in the process. Marshall however followed this with the turkey that was Doomsday, which was a mish-mash of several 70's, 80's and 90's action films which he tried to homage, and ended up looking like badly done plagiarism.


Doomsday was an awful move after the promise of The Descent and Dog Soldiers. I guess it was fun though if you take it as such and played US cinemas relatively well - I just hoped for more after the previous brilliant films.. I still look forward to Marshall's next film...
#26
loop
In the American version she did! They filmed an alternate ending. And this explains why she is in the Descent 2, though I didn't bother watching that after the poor reviews it got.

Had this dvd a while now, as others have said, the extras are very good, good behind the scenes filming and shows how clever the set design was with a relatively small budget.


No, the US version was cut short.


*****SPOILER******

In the intended director's ending and the UK DVD , Sarah waits happily in the dark for her death with her (dead) daughter, lit in the cave by a birthday cake candle, her mind broken and in keeping with the portentious scenes seen earlier of lights going out and the death of her daughter.
#27
TaylorBA;7841982
Wash your mouth out. There should not be a sequel because unlike the janks we can handle a bad ending where everyone dies


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1073105/

Descent 2 came out last year...and even those that liked the first thought the second was terrible.

I thought Descent was poor, but then again horror is subjective so I won't say it is a bad film because it didn't scare me, but if a horror doesn't scare there really is no point in it existing from my point of view.
banned#28
STUkrugen;7844176
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1073105/

Descent 2 came out last year...and even those that liked the first thought the second was terrible.

I thought Descent was poor, but then again horror is subjective so I won't say it is a bad film because it didn't scare me, but if a horror doesn't scare there really is no point in it existing from my point of view.

totally agree although struggle to see how this didnt make you jump etc

a lot depends on surroundings. I watched this late at night in a darkened room on my own and it scared the crap out of me

also watched paranormal activity with GF at midday on a sunny day and we just laughed at how bad it was yet some say it was really scary
#29
I think the car accident at the start is one of the best I've seen. Simple and realistic, unlike the usual Hollyweird farcical vehicular gymnastics.
banned#30
csiman;7844281
totally agree although struggle to see how this didnt make you jump etc

a lot depends on surroundings. I watched this late at night in a darkened room on my own and it scared the crap out of me


IMO rubbish and not scary..but thats IMO. Didnt jump at it in the slightest, never do in these films cause it continually expected, though in certain games I feel on edge all the time (FEAR, Dead Space, etc)

only bit of this film that got me was when they were crawling through rocks, claustrophobia central...yet I'm not even claustrophobic! ok price but it was this price last year
#31
One of the best UK films of the last decade
#32
For me, the only time I felt uneasy was the initial feeling of claustrophobia and that horrible scene involving moving between narrow rocks etc. For me the film just nose dived as soon as the creatures were revealed. They would have been better not revealing them and playing more mind tricks. Sometimes less is more in horror in my opinion.

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