The Descent: What are friends for?

12 Jul


Most people fear something and The Descent delivers a fright. It is plain scary. Who would have guessed a British horror film would be one of the creepiest films to date. Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) is invited by her friends to explore a cave in the mountains. A rock falls and blocks the spelunkers from leaving. With limited supplies, the tension among the friends rise, but things get much worse when a savage breed of creatures show up.

Neil Marshall has created a movie that dwells on several different fears: claustrophobia, darkness, and the fear of the unknown. The direction and cinematography are executed in a way that captures the fear and reveals the characters going through an array of emotions. Unfortunately, the acting is average and the banal first act prevents it from becoming an all time classic. However, The Descent will scare you and it is great to recommend to one of your unsuspecting friends. What are friends for?


Adam’s Grade: B

Chuck’s Grade: N/A

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