Horror Patch’s HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH – Day 25: The Descent!

In this holiday feature, we will showcase the best monster movies ever made during each day of the month, leading up to Halloween.

DAY 25

THE DESCENT (2005)

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.

This is the second film on my list for director Neil Marshall. His other film was Dog Soldiers. I am a huge fan of Mr. Marshall. He has an acute skill for knowing what I like and somehow catering to me.

The Descent is a close quarters, clausterphobic roller coaster ride of horror. I absolutely love this film. I believe it is totally plauseable that albino, underground dwelling creatures could exist and to me, that’s scary as hell.

The cast features a group of relatively unknown actresses including Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, MyAnna Buring, Saskia Mulder, Alex Reid, Nora-Jane Noone, and Molly Kayll. Everyone delivers a fine performance. It also has incredible creature designs by Paul Hyett.

About Michael Juvinall (4317 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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