History Film / TheDescent

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.
18th Nov '15 2:23:57 AM superdawge
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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Juno gets one, wounded and outnumbered, but we are given her final screams to confirm her fate. In the UK ending, Sarah awakens still trapped in the caves, making her chances of survival seem unlikely.]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Juno gets one, wounded and outnumbered, but we are given her final screams to confirm guess her fate. In the UK ending, Sarah awakens still trapped in the caves, making her chances of survival seem unlikely.]]
18th Nov '15 2:08:07 AM superdawge
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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Juno gets one, wounded and outnumbered, but we are given her final screams to confirm her fate. In the UK ending, Sarah awakens still trapped in the caves, making her chances of survival ambiguous but unlikely.]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Juno gets one, wounded and outnumbered, but we are given her final screams to confirm her fate. In the UK ending, Sarah awakens still trapped in the caves, making her chances of survival ambiguous but seem unlikely.]]
18th Nov '15 1:47:44 AM superdawge
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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Juno gets one, wounded and outnumbered, but we are her final screams to confirm her fate. In the UK ending, Sarah awakens still trapped in the caves, making her chances of survival ambiguous but unlikely.]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Juno gets one, wounded and outnumbered, but we are given her final screams to confirm her fate. In the UK ending, Sarah awakens still trapped in the caves, making her chances of survival ambiguous but unlikely.]]
18th Nov '15 1:45:04 AM superdawge
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* AbandonedHospitalAwakening: Subverted, when Sarah ''seems'' to wake up in an AbandonedHospital after the car accident. After about twenty seconds, it turns out to be a hallucination, she's in a normal hospital.

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* AbandonedHospitalAwakening: Subverted, when Sarah ''seems'' to wake up in an AbandonedHospital after the car accident. After about twenty seconds, it turns out to be a hallucination, hallucination -- she's in a normal hospital.



* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:Beth.]]



* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Juno gets one, wounded and outnumbered, but we are only given her final screams to confirm her fate. In the UK ending, Sarah awakens still trapped in the caves, making her chances of survival ambiguous but unlikely.]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Juno gets one, wounded and outnumbered, but we are only given her final screams to confirm her fate. In the UK ending, Sarah awakens still trapped in the caves, making her chances of survival ambiguous but unlikely.]]



* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Holly sees a light source and runs to it, believing it to be an exit... only to slip down a hole and break her leg.]]



* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Holly sees a light source and runs to it, believing it to be an exit... only to slip down a hole and break her leg.]]



* NeckSnap: Juno does this to a Crawler.
* NightmareSequence: Sarah has a lot of them.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Beth.]]

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* NeckSnap: Juno does this to a Crawler.
Crawler, cementing herself as an ActionGirl.
* NightmareSequence: Sarah has a lot of them.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Beth.]]
them, often involving her daughter, Jessica.



** For some of the jump scares, it's fairly easy to tell that something bad is going happen soon. We don't know what, where or exactly when, so being somewhat forewarned only makes it that much more frightening.
** For the first 2/3 of the film, pretty much ''nothing does happen'', instead relying on the atmosphere of the cave itself to create the sense of dread. For this reason, many find this actually ''scarier'' than the Crawlers.

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** For some of the jump scares, it's fairly easy to tell that something bad is going happen soon. We don't know what, where or exactly when, so being somewhat forewarned only makes it that much more frightening.
but just ''knowing'' you're stuck in a predator's territory with no idea where they are is itself a terrifying experience.
** For the first 2/3 of the film, pretty much ''nothing does happen'', instead relying on the atmosphere of the cave itself to create the sense of dread.dread and claustrophobia. For this reason, many find this actually ''scarier'' than the Crawlers.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath


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* SoleSurvivor: A freak car accident claims Paul and Jessica, leaving Sarah the only survivor of her family.
18th Nov '15 1:35:22 AM superdawge
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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Juno gets one, wounded and outnumbered, but we are only given her final screams to confirm her fate. In the UK ending, Sarah awakens still trapped in the caves, making her chances of survival ambiguous but unlikely.]]


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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Holly sees a light source and runs to it, believing it to be an exit... only to slip down a hole and break her leg.]]
3rd Nov '15 5:08:48 AM Folamh3
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* ChromosomeCasting: Sarah's husband is the only male character in the film, who gets maybe one line of dialogue before being abruptly killed in the first five minutes.
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