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31 Days of Halloween: Day 10: The Descent (2005) – One of The Best Horror Thrillers of All Time


Category: Thriller/ Mystery
Actors: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone, Molly Kayll
Duration: 99 min
Rated: R

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Cabin Fever (2002), Quarantine (2008)

Long Story Short:
Seven friends decide to go on a caving expedition, but soon they are cut off from civilization and have to fight to survive in an the unknown and undiscovered world of darkness.

The Descent is one of my favorite horror movies because it caught me on surprise when I went to see it in 2005. Having heard only little about it, and not knowing what I got myself into, I thought I give it a chance, ONLY because there was nothing else out at that time. Never have I been that anxious and nervous about what’s going to happen next. This movie won’t let you go, it confronts you with so many dimensions of fear, and the ending will blow your mind. This movie was made by and for people who love and appreciate great writing and cinematography. I would not recommend to watch this movie alone, because you might need someone to talk to hold on to.

Rating: 9/10


  1. Hey buddy, I wanted to watch a horror movie last night, so remembering your horror theme reviews and I choose the Descent. I’m sorry to say I wasn’t scared at all during the movie, but those creatures were definately creepy! This was a perfect example of why I would never want to go down into the deep caves of earth ha ha
    I did watch Part 2 right after and enjoyed the story a little bit more. Once again not scared, but I loved the survivor plot twist. Did not see the ending coming, and wonder if they would ever make a third one.
    Thanks again for good reviews, I’ve watched two movies I’ve never seen from your list!

    • Hello, My friend. Well, I guess you are just too brave for my movies. HAHAHA. I have to admit some of the movies I haven’t seen in a while, so I might not be as scared as I was then. But the descent is one of those movies that creeps me out because it is so claustrophobic. I am glad you enjoyed it though. It is a fun movie. I am not sure if there is going to be a third part since part two didn’t do so well, especially the ad campaigns weren’t planned out well enough, I don’t even remember how I came across it. Thanks for commenting, I enjoyed your thoughts about it!!

  2. This is one of the more terrifying films I’ve seen in the otherwise dull, Jap remake-littered decade of the genre. The transformation of the protagonist at the film’s climax is just…wow. Something you don’t really expect from horror films. Great review!

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