The Descent

This film portrays the very reason I’m not a fan of horror films.

I jumped out of my skin almost at the beginning of the film, before anything scary even happened, but of course that was the intention of the filmmakers. Buggers. I don’t want to say too much for fear of ruining a good film for you, but the basic plot is a group of adventure seeking girls go caving. Some way into the cave, things begin to go wrong and they ask the organiser where the map is, and she admits that they’re not in the cave she said they were in. This cave was totally unexplored, they would be the first, and they’d have the honour of naming the cave – cue much irritation and frustration.

As they make their way deeper into the darkness, a narrow passageway collapses, making it impossible to return that way – so they must carry on. Only they discover they are not alone. They are being stalked by “Crawlers” – horrible cannibalistic monsters who cannot see, but have a heightened sense of hearing as a result of this.

This is where the action really starts to hot up, as the girls get separated in the caves and fight for survival, using anything they can get their hands on, knives, picks… a good many of the monsters are killed, in the most disgusting and gruesome ways (cue much hiding behind cushions) – but the girls are dismally outnumbered, and have little chance of survival.

I’m not really a fan of horror movies, but in my opinion this one was pretty good. I come to this conclusion now because every time I walk past somewhere that has a cave of some description, I don’t want to go in, and find myself looking over my shoulder, LOL. There are much deeper elements to this film than just monsters and gore, but I don’t want to say too much – but if you’re into scary stuff, this is definitely worth a watch. But perhaps keep it to daylight hours, and don’t sleep alone that night!

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