Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Descent

Lou and I watched The Descent last night.

It is directed by Neil Marhsall who directed the somewhat lamentable Dog Soldiers.

The Descent stars no-one famous, although Lou tells me that Nora-Jane Noone is in Cornonation Street. So, as I was saying, there are no famous actors in this film.

The film is based around a group of 6 adreneline seeking women that get together to explore a cave. It is set a year after tradegy befalls one of the group members family who now suffers from panic attacks and associated illnesses. The trip is an attempt to get them back together having fun but, of course, this is a horror film and that's not what happens at all.
The horror genre has had a great run over the last few years. However, they are usually copycats from bigger ground-breaking horror movies. Nevertheless, a film comes along once in a while that renews your faith in the genre and carves (hur hur) it's own niche. This is such a film.

The girls find themselves stranded in the caves after a tunnel collapses and they are not alone. Who is with them and what do they want? I recommend that you go and find out as the film should really be seen on the big screen.

I would give this film 4 single white females out of 5.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree and say that it was the best horror film i have seen in about 5 years or so! I don't want to say too much cause i don't want to spoil it for people. But it had some seriously jumpy moments, realistic terrifying moments (especially if ur clausterphobic like me) and some of the most entertaining and sickenly violent fight scenes. Best of all, it had realistic dialogue with an all female cast of real characters who experience the entire range of responses and freak-outs you would except from real human beings in this situation and not the standard Bruce Willis hero reaction.

5:44 am  
Blogger Donovan said...

Sounds awesome, I'll be checking it out for sure.

9:43 pm  

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