The Descent

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The Descent is a horror thriller wherein a group of female friends go cave exploring together after previously surviving a tragic vehicle accident a year earlier together after an outdoor trip. Leaving behind them some wits and caution, the friends find themselves in a cave complex unknown to them where vicious, hungry bat-faced humanoids prowl looking to make a meal out of any living thing-or any ONE-they encounter. What ensues is a brutal and bloody battle for survival between the adventure-seeking women and the mostly male, gollum meets bat-faced things! Claustrophobic, acrophobia and fear of the dark can all add to the terror, if watching young ladies face ruthless flesh-rending monsters isn't enough. The tragic back-story of one of the explorers helps the viewer identify and root for her, but the rest are mainly there as snacks for underground dwellers. OK if you want to see if anyone survives the perils of the caverns, by the caves themselves or what lurks within...otherwise, it's a messy crawl, so be forewarned.

Erik M.

Visible crew/equipment: There is a shot of Holly crawling through a tight space with the camera facing her moving backwards as she crawls forwards (about 30 minutes into the film). In this shot, the wheel marks of the camera can be seen on the ground in front of her. (00:30:05)

THGhost

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Sam: Trying to set this watch is impossible, the buttons are too fucking small.
Holly: Why do you wear that thing anyway?
Sam: My boyfriend gave it to me, it's sentimental.
Holly: It's fucking mental, any guy who'd give that to me I'd dump him on the spot.

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Trivia: Due to the potential dangers of filming in a real cave the entirety of the film was shot on sets. Twenty one "caves" were built for the shoot.

Jack Vaughan

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Question: Can someone explain the end. Does she go insane and go back to the mountain, or did she never escape?

Answer: She does escape, as seen in the Descent Part 2.

Answer: This depends on which version you have watched, as the UK and US versions have different endings. In the US version, after Sarah abandons Juno, she continues running through the cave, slips and is knocked unconscious, then sees daylight and escapes the cave. If it is the US version you are referring too, then the movie ends with her escaping the cave, and the sequel The Descent: Part 2 continues the story with her going back to the cave. If it is the UK version you are referring to, she is shown awakening back in the cave after escaping, revealing that the scene where she escaped was all a dream and she is still trapped in the cave. In this version, Sarah has lost her mind, brought on by the fact that her friends have all died and all hope of escaping has been lost. She succumbs to her insanity and chooses only to see something that will bring her happiness, which in this case is her daughter with a birthday cake. (Anything that happens in The Descent: Part 2 is irrelevant to the UK version as it follows on from the US ending).

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