Wow…I mean, I’ve seen this movie before multiple times but even with a rewatch it gave me chills.
I’m claustrophobic, so it was as effective as a horror film could be for me personally. Even beyond that though, it’s simply one of the scariest and heartbreaking films to come out of this decade.
The impassioned and realistic performances in this movie by every single female actress involved cannot be overstated. It’s absolutely terrifying and top-to-bottom, one of the most effective horror movies ever made.
I can’t believe the way this film has aged for me. After seeing over a thousand horror projects, this still remains one of the most intense, period.
The way that some movies toss in backstories for no reason isn’t lost on me. However, with The Descent, the backstory presented early on allows for the most nihilistic ending and just a total feeling of emptiness.
I fucking hate caves.