History Film / TheDescent

27th Jun '17 6:56:56 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Descent'' is a 2005 British horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall, director of ''Film/DogSoldiers'' and ''Film/{{Doomsday}}''. The film follows a group of six women who embark on a caving expedition and become trapped underground after a cave-in. Things go from bad to worse when they discover that the cave is home to predatory, [[TheMorlocks pale humanoid creatures]] (known as "Crawlers"). As the Crawlers hunt them down, the women embark on a struggle to survive and escape the cave - but that's not their only problem, as the friends' trust in each other slowly begins to deteriorate in the tense, claustrophobic environment. A sequel, ''Film/TheDescentPart2'', was released in December 2009.

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''The Descent'' is a 2005 British horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall, director of ''Film/DogSoldiers'' and ''Film/{{Doomsday}}''.

The film follows a group of six women who embark on a caving expedition and become trapped underground after a cave-in. Things go from bad to worse when they discover that the cave is home to predatory, [[TheMorlocks pale humanoid creatures]] (known as "Crawlers"). As the Crawlers hunt them down, the women embark on a struggle to survive and escape the cave - but that's not their only problem, as the friends' trust in each other slowly begins to deteriorate in the tense, claustrophobic environment. A sequel, ''Film/TheDescentPart2'', was released in December 2009.
4th Jun '17 4:44:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* {{Morlocks}}: The crawlers. Morlock creator H.G. Wells is one of Neil Marshall's favorite writers.

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* {{Morlocks}}: {{The Morlocks}}: The crawlers. Morlock creator H.G. Wells Creator/HGWells is one of Neil Marshall's favorite writers.
15th May '17 1:25:46 AM Scabbard
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* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler:Holly. Though as everybody dies, it's more like Vasquez dies first.]]

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* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler:Holly. Though as everybody dies, it's more like Vasquez dies first.Dies First.]]
25th Feb '17 12:24:52 PM Azelf2010
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* [[FiveManBand Five Woman Band]]:
** TheLeader: Juno
** TheLancer: Sarah
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Sam
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Rebecca
** TheChick: Beth
** SixthRanger: Holly
8th Jan '17 11:33:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: As is jokingly (or perhaps not) stated in the director and cast commentary on the DVD, several people have believed that this movie is all about sex, what with the little white men chasing sweaty women down dripping wet tunnels...
** Invoked by Neil Marshall on the DVD "Beneath the Scenes", where multiple jokes are made about how similar a piece of the cave is to a certain part of the female anatomy. To wit - "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar!"

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* FreudWasRight: As is jokingly (or perhaps not) stated in the director and cast commentary on the DVD, several people have believed that this movie is all about sex, what with the little white men chasing sweaty women down dripping wet tunnels...
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Invoked by Neil Marshall on the DVD "Beneath the Scenes", where multiple jokes are made about how similar a piece of the cave is to a certain part of the female anatomy. To wit - "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar!"
29th Dec '16 5:03:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in America (aside from the beginning of the movie), filmed in England and Scotland.
14th Nov '16 1:50:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Sam gets her throat slashed by a Crawler]]. Just before she dies, however, she gets a sudden burst of adrenaline and stabs the Crawler, causing it to plummet into the crevasse below. [[spoiler:As it turns out, there was water below and the Crawler doesn't actually die at that point (Juno finishes the job), but it still counts as a seriously {{Badass}} moment for Sam]].

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Sam gets her throat slashed by a Crawler]]. Just before she dies, however, she gets a sudden burst of adrenaline and stabs the Crawler, causing it to plummet into the crevasse below. [[spoiler:As it turns out, there was water below and the Crawler doesn't actually die at that point (Juno finishes the job), but it still counts as a seriously {{Badass}} badass moment for Sam]].
6th Nov '16 4:45:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Almost everyone has their moments, but Juno and [[spoiler:Sarah]] especially apply for this trope.
4th Dec '15 10:50:49 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBechdelTest: With a cast of almost only women, there is almost no mention of men or their love lives except for an offhand reference by Sam of her boyfriend, and [[spoiler: Sarah finding out Juno was having an affair with her late-husband.]]
18th Nov '15 3:04:04 AM superdawge
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The girls descent down the cave, but the title also refers to their individual descents into savagery to survive.
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