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The Descent

The Descent is a scary horror movie that stars six British actors I've never really heard of... and chances are if I've never heard of them, most other American viewers haven't heard of these people either. Apparently they are well-known in Britain.

The Descent tells the unfortunate story of six women who take a weekend to explore a cave in the Appalachia region of the U.S.A. Things go horribly wrong for the women when their path back to the entrance of the cave becomes blocked by a cave-in. Eventually this becomes the least of their problems. The women blindly press on deeper into the cave hoping to find another way out. Soon it is made clear to them that a freaky, carnivorous, cannibalistic, gross looking, species also calls the cave home. In addition to looking for another entrance, the ladies must also avoid becoming the species' next meal.

This movie is very dark--literally and figuratively. I mean, really, how much light can you expect to find in a cave? It is also creepy and very scary. Due to the excellent education about caves that I received from this movie, I have decided that I won't be going cave exploring any time in near or distant future. Exploring an uncharted cave is just asking to be eaten by slimy, human munching monsters from your worst nightmares.

I recommend this movie to all horror film buffs; it is coming soon to the Matthews Public Library near you. So look for it and check out sometime!

--Reviewed by Ms. Angie


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