A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. In this low-budget import from Scotland, director Neil Marshall has masterfully created a spelunking nightmare, which doubles as a compelling meditation on morality, vengeance, and the depths to which we might go for survival. Deft direction and strong performances from its all-female cast guide The Descent, a riveting, claustrophobic horror film.
Admission $5.00. Tickets at the door and online. Doors at 6:00pm. FILM at 7:00pm.
Written and Directed by Neil Marshall. Starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, and MyAnna Buring. Rated R. 99 minutes. English.
"Tense, gory and masterfully malevolent." TotalFilm
"Tight shots of women desperately wriggling through worm holes or teetering on a ledge overlooking an abyss create a claustrophobic effect, one that leaves the characters gasping for air and the audience breathing shallower." Seattle Times
RottenTomatoes Rating: 85 / IMDb Rating: 7.3
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