The Invisible Web

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40 Days of Halloween Pt 18: The Descent (2005)

Posted by invizweb on October 10, 2012

Courtesy of WikiPedia

Director: Neil Marshall

Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring and Nora Jane Noone

Writer: Neil Marshall

Producer: Christian Colson

Studios: Celador Films/ Northmen Productions

Distributors: Pathe/ Lionsgate

Run Time: 1 hr 39 min (99 min)

A favored horror feature of my brother’s, the Descent is another hard to see film, lighting-wise.  It is damn near impossible to see jack unless your screen or TV auto-adjusts tint, contrast, etc.  It also has a slower build.  However, once the “crawlers” come out in full force, all hell breaks loose in a movie magic sort of way.  Those awesome creatures are still creepy as hell, even though I have extensive knowledge of this film beforehand, from watching clips on horror documentaries.  The story of Sarah’s grieving is also a strongly written one, which is conveyed equally strong by the performance of lead Shauna Macdonald.

**** 1/4

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