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The Descent

  Unrated HD Closed Captioning

Neil Marshall

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Plot Summary

One year after a tragic accident, six girlfriends meet in a remote part of the Appalachians for their annual caving trip. Deep below the surface of the earth, disaster strikes when a rock falls and blocks their route back to the surface. The group splinters and each push on, praying for another exit. But there is something else lurking under the earth a race of monstrous humanoid creatures that are adapted perfectly to life in the dark. As the friends realize they are now prey, they are forced to unleash their most primal instincts in an all-out war against an unspeakable horror one that attacks without warning, again and again and again.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 170
  • Fresh: 144
  • Rotten: 26
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Oct 6, 2013

Fresh: Marshall could very well be the Caravaggio of the B-movie. – Sarah Lilleyman, TIME Magazine, Oct 6, 2013

Rotten: For my money, [the] first 20 or so minutes are the best in the film. Once the real adventure gets underway in the cave, things get less interesting. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Do we even need men in horror films any more? They're bound to do something stupid, they almost always get killed in the end and don't look as good covered in sweat and blood. – Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

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Amazing horror movie

The Descent is one of the scariest and best horror films in recent years. It will literally scare the hell out of you. Definitely worth a buy.


Excellent, excellent horror film. Best I have seen in years. Good characters. Tense. Suspenseful. Action. Horror. Psychological fear. I could not stop thinking of this movie for weeks after I saw it. Can not recommend it enough.

The Descent
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2006

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