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Release Date: August 4th, 2006

DVD Release Date: December 26th, 2006

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
A year after a severe emotional trauma, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) goes to North Carolina to spend some time exploring caves with her friends; after descending underground, the women find strange cave paintings and evidence of an earlier expedition, then learn they are not alone: Underground predators inhabit the crevasses, and they have a taste for human flesh.

Cast: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, Nora Jane Noone, MyAnna Buring, Oliver Milburn, Molly Kayll

Director: Neil Marshall

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Production Co: Celador Productions

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Prepare to be scared senseless, and then, when you think you have it figured, your certainty will be shaken by scenes built to scare you even more. show more

  • Amid this unrelenting ferocity, Marshall gives his characters emotional depth, and elicits terrific performances from the cast. show more

  • Neil Marshall's horrifically terrific The Descent cannily recasts 1972's "Deliverance" as a female-bonding thriller with some "Hills Have Eyes"-style mutant terror tossed in for truly harrowing effect. show more

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