Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Descent (2005)

The other night, my wife called and asked if there was anything that I wanted to see from the Red Box, so I asked for The Descent: Part 2. After hearing that it started where the first one let off, I decided it was time to revisit one of the better movies (The Descent)  I had seen during the middle part of the decade (2005).

Plot/ After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

This is not only a great horror film; it is an outstanding film in any genre. Many non-horror fans do not know what they are missing if they have not had the privilege to watch this one, which offers some great directorial and cinematography elements within a diverse and challenging backdrop. For any horror fan, the combination of gore and a nightmarish creature is perfect. This movie keeps you at the edge of your seat throughout, and most importantly stands up quite well as it ages. If there is one downfall, it is that the acting dips here and there, but it too is quite good. If you have not seen this yet, do not hesitate and just grab it!

1 comment:

  1. I so love this movie. My only regret was too much girl stuff at the beginning, not enough time in the cave, and I wanted more of the creatures---more cat and mouse with them, but it really is a classic.