The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall. It follows six women who, having entered a cave system, struggle to survive. The film received positive reviews and was a box-office success, grossing USD 57. 1 million against a £3. 5 million budget. A sequel, titled The Descent Part 2, was released in 2009.
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The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall. It follows six women who, having entered a cave system, struggle to survive against the humanoid creatures inside. The film received positive reviews and was a box-office success, grossing USD 57. 1 million against a £3. 5 million budget. A sequel, titled The Descent Part 2, directed by the first film’s editor Jon Harris, was released in 2009. It premiered in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and released on 4 August 2006 in the United States. The sequel was not released in the UK because it was considered too dangerous and time-consuming to shoot in an actual cave, so interior scenes were filmed on sets built at Pinewood Studios near London designed by Simon Bowles. In the sequel, Juno and Beth are reunited at a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina for a spelunking adventure. The next day, they hike up to a cave entrance and descend. While in the cave, Juno apologizes to Sarah for not being there for her after the accident, but Sarah is distant. As the group presses forward with hopes of finding an exit, they discover aged climbing equipment and a cave painting that suggests an exit exists. Holly is killed when a crawler attacks and bites through her throat, and Sarah runs and falls down a hole, where she is knocked unconscious. Sarah awakens to find herself in a den of human and animal carcasses, witnessing Holly’s body being mauled and eaten by a group of crawlers.
Juno tells them about the markings she discovered, but she will not leave without Sarah. Meanwhile, Sarah encounters Beth, who tells her that Juno wounded then abandoned her. Beth gives her Juno’s pendant, which Sarah recognizes as a gift from Paul, and realizes that Juno had an affair with Paul before his death. Beth begs Sarah to euthanize her, which she reluctantly does by bashing her head in with a rock. Sarah then encounters a group. of crawler and manages to kill them all, falling into a blood-filled pond in the process and emerging covered in blood. The group reaches a chasm and Sam tries to climb across the ceiling but she encounters a crawlers scaling the ceiling and rips it out. Rebecca is then dragged away and eaten alive as Juno tells the group the crawlers are blind and rely on sound to hunt. Sarah confronts Juno and lies to her about seeing Beth die close to the exit. Sarah pulls over Paul to recover her strength and speeds off to recover. She then strikes Juno in the leg with a pickaxe and leaves her to die as a swarm of rabid swarm of crawling crawlers approaches. Sarah escapes and clambers up a slope covered in bones and escapes the cave. She awakens, clambers over a slope and escapes covered in a pile of bones and climbs up a hillside to get away from the creatures. After a year, Sarah returns to the cave to confront Juno and reveals the knowledge of her affair.