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Film / The Cavern

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The Cavern is a 2005 cave Horror film directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi focusing on a group exploring an uncharted cave.

Provides examples of:

  • Black Dude Dies First: Played with. Gannon's first girlfriend, Rachel, died a year prior before the events of the movie. Gannon and his new girlfriend, Miranda are also not among the first to be killed either. Gannon is killed a bit before the climax and Miranda ends being the Final Girl who ends up getting raped by the villain Petr.
  • Color Wash: The scenes outside blow out the color, giving an orange wash.
  • Creepy Cave: The setting of the film is a massive, terrifying cave.
  • Disposable Woman: Unfortunately a fate that befalls all three women in the film. Rachel was killed a year before the film starts and while Bailey and Miranda end up making to the end, Bailey is brutally killed while Miranda is raped.
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  • Epileptic Flashing Lights: Basically the only source of light are the characters' flashlights. And they flicker to the point of inducing seizures.
  • Final Girl: The two women, Bailey and Miranda, both make it to the end up until Bailey is killed, leaving Miranda the sole survivor who gets raped.
  • Gratuitous Rape: The movie ends on a rape scene just to shock the viewer.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: The two Final Girls eat some meat... and find out it's man one. Puking ensues.
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: The killer murders all men from the group first before deciding to target women.
  • No Ending: One of the most egregious and notorious cases in recent memory. At the end of the film, the caveman (Petr) brutally kills one of the remaining survivors and rapes the other, and the film just ends right there. It may also count as a Downer Ending.
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  • Stranger Behind the Mask: In the final moments it's revealed the monster was a caveman whose origins are shown at roughly the same time.
  • Too Dumb to Live: All of the protagonists, since they have insufficient equipment.
  • Two Girls to a Team: There are are only two women on the exhibition team. There was a third woman, but she died in a previous cave accident prior to when the film starts.