The Descent: Part 2October 14, 2009
Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors…
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 5.8/10 (13,694 voted)
Stars: Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams
Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened – or why she's covered in her friends' blood – Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions. As the rescue party drives deeper into uncharted caverns, nightmarish visions of the recent past begin to haunt Sarah and she starts to realize the full horror and futility of the mission. Subjected to the suspicion and mistrust of the group and confronted once more by the inbred, feral and savagely ruthless Crawlers, Sarah must draw on all her inner reserves of strength and courage in a desperate final struggle for deliverance and redemption.
Writers: James McCarthy, J Blakeson
Michael J. Reynolds
(as Joshua Dallas)
Doctor Roger Payne
Fear runs deeper
Release Date: 14 October 2009
Filming Locations: Ashridge Park, Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Opening Weekend: £313,739
(6 December 2009)
(10 January 2010)
While Cath is trapped on the other side of the fallen boulders, we can see a knee-high rock slightly move, on the right side of his leg, by his leg, as the team leader on the other side is trying to remove rocks from the other side.
Blood found on Sarah Carter's clothes: A positive. Blood type for Juno Caplan: A positive.
More of the same but so what?
Viewed at the Marche du Film, Festival de Cannes 2009
Picking up almost immediately where The Descent left off, the
bloodstained Sarah has made it out the cave system, is taken to
hospital and then back into the caves as an unwilling member of a
rescue party to find her missing friends.
If you saw the first film, then you know what happens in this one. If
you know the horror genre, then you know who will get offed, too. None
of which matters a hoot, because familiarity breeds respect and cast,
director and writers, deliver exactly what viewers want. There are the
crawlers, lots of blood, some nicely delivered shocks, plenty of gnarly
special effects and women getting down, dirty and deadly with climbing
axes, bare hands and lumps of rock.
Because all concerned have resisted the urge to widen the story,
introduce new things for the heck of it (such as, I dunno, flying
crawlers), The Descent: Part 2 is actually much stronger than is
usually the case for sequels.
A left-field twist right at the end could be a set up for part 3, but
it's hard to tell. While it didn't come as a surprise (those horror
genres again), it did feel a bit tacked-on. But that's a very minor
quibble and does nothing to detract from what is a great piece of
horror entertainment and a worthy successor to its predecessor.