The Descent (2005) Review
Written by: terrorwatch
Man yet another great horror flick and guess where it was born? Yeah you wouldn't of thought it the merry land of England! Directed by Neil Marshall the guy who brought us Dog Soldiers, he seems to want another go at the horror scene with Descent! All the hype last year surrounding the horror movie of the year and I didn't even go and see it, I'm so lame. Oh but oh well now American and other fortunate ones are now viewing it I feel Its in me to watch it with them. Man I have to say I really liked what I saw and I don't even know why I ever waited the extra year to see it, damn I suck again!
So what we get from the whole movie is a group of hot girls on their way to do a hobby of theirs in some caves but it isn't that simple. Before you know it they have these mutated freaky creatures after their blood guts oh and asses! Simplicity at its best! Now you know me by now I'm into the girls I like girls on their backs, fronts and even in mid air. I don't care where they are as long as I'm in viewing position of them. So when I saw a group of girls in tight climbing gear I thought, yum bring it on. The cast included Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder and Nora-Jane Noone. To be totally honest none of the cast members stood out really to me and I didn't really warm to any as such. Maybe I'm just shallow but I was more into there on screen visuals they gave rather what came out of their mouths. A great asset to the movie was the actual monsters in the movie. These were named the Crawlers and looked human in a sort of way but creature like another. They were freaky as hell and just reminded me of the monster that lurked in the London Underground in Creep. To be honest these Crawls did creep you out totally and mixed with a bit of food colouring blood these bad boys really rocked the movie from start to finish.
Mild film references played out through the movie all paying homage to past movies that have graced our screens. The clear ones I noticed paid homage to I Spit On Your Grave and Carrie. Classic horror movies then seemed to be integrated into the movie and I think them two didn't work for the movie because them classic scenes belong on a classic film, and this isn't a classic movie. Darkness is cool but I found myself some times tiring of the dark scenes, you really had to use your eyes to make out some difficulty parts of the movie. But the main point though of the movie is that, yes it is very violent, it is sickening and most importantly its actually scary. The whole movie is thrown into darkness with just the pitch black to keep you company. Girls are working through the caves with things coming for them. damn its scary just talking about it.
I liked the fact that we are not put through a hidden tale, a horror flick without blood, a scene without a severed arm. This shows warts and all and with good points like that to it, yum! Packed with a suspense that works and a attention to detail that creates the grimy lining for the movie to slide on and really lets us flow with the shocking movie in front. Man we don't get many horror movies that win picture of the year and this one did, enough there to state that this is one good horror flick. British Director Neil Marshall did something a few years ago that us horror fans really needed. He brought to our screens Dog Soldiers and now he's done it again with his twisted mind and dark form that he keeps splattering our screens with, and hopefully again and again. Great sounding monsters filled the darken caves throughout the terrifying scenes which makes this one for the DVD collection and something you'll be bringing out again and again.