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The Descent (2005)

Director:
Neil Marshall
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
GENRE
Horror
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Descent
RUNNING TIME
100 minutes
Producer:
Christian Colson
Screenwriter:
Neil Marshall


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Sarah Shauna Macdonald ½
Juno Natalie Mendoza
Beth Alex Reid
Sam MyAnna Buring
Rebecca Saskia Mulder
Holly Nora Jane Noone

 

Review

With its all-female cast and at least well-thought-out logic in the realm of the inexplicable, there are times The Descent aspires to be a decent horror film. The premise isn't all that bad either, despite its obvious "youngsters-venture-into-places-they-shouldn't-be" nature. Still, the film manages to thread almost every cliché imaginable, and there are so many inane jump-scares in here that I've gained immunity by the time the bad-guys show up. Of the performances, Shauna MacDonald's is definitely the most fun. The underground scenes were shot in a London studio - and unfortunately not in a terribly impressive manner.

Copyright © 17.9.2014 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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