Horror movies aren’t just for October. The Descent is a terrifying film, complete with jumpscares and bloodbaths.
It wastes no time proving itself as a horror movie, as Sarah’s husband and daughter die in a gruesome car accident within the first 5 minutes of the film. A year later, Sarah’s friends convince her to take a trip with them, spelunking into caves and being generally adventurous and outdoorsy. Thinking they were going to explore a well-known cave system, Juno, the ringleader, secretly takes them to previously unexplored territory, where they, of course, get lost.
The action really starts when Sarah, Juno, and their 4 other girlfriends happen upon the cave crawlers, people who have mutated and evolved to survive the pitch black, moist cave system. They’re terrifying, blind, and use echolocation to hunt. They’re cave dolphins.
This is an excellent film. It’s certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and has a great cast of strong, kick-ass female leads.
Will you watch it to see if they escape and triumph over the cave crawlers?! You can catch it on both Hoopla and Kanopy with your Batavia Library card.