a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
There are places man was never meant to go.
A group of biologists discovers a huge network of unexplored caves in Romania. The biologists believe they have found an undisturbed eco-system that has produced a new species. They hire the best American team of underwater cave explorers in the world. The team is so excited about the new cave that they start the dive immediately along with the biologists. While exploring deeper in the underwater caves, a cave-in blocks their exit, so they must find a new way out. They soon discover a larger carnivorous creature has added them to its food chain.
This masterclass in mediocrity warrants a one sentence review: ' Just watch the Descent'.
Let's be clear. This film came out around the same time as The Descent, that's a given. But contrary to popular believe this film didn't rip-off The Descent or vice versa. Its just one of those situations where filmmakers came up with the same idea around the same time, like Dark City & The Matrix or Babe & Gordy. But that doesn't mean the film isn't terrible. Let's review:
*The story was a neat idea. An idea that was utterly wasted in this film, but a neat idea none the less.
*The carnivorous albino creatures the spelunkers encounter look cool.
*The film is incredibly clichéd.
*The characters are poorly developed.
*The script is devoid of any trace of…
2005 saw the release of two strikingly similar horror films, the exceptional The Descent and the terrible The Cave. Both feature a group of mostly young people trapped in a cave filled with blood-lusting creatures, who gradually decimate the group. Whereas the former was terrifying and very effectively claustrophobic, the latter is a trite mess of clichés and poor acting. It reaches none of the uncompromising terror of its counter-part and more often than not had me smirking at the uninspired dialogue.
Comparisons between the two are inevitable, as unfair as that may seem, but there is really no contest here, because The Descent did such an incredible job at using the strengths of its location to their absolute best.…
Its like Sanctum, but with monsters. An equally incapable armature team (supposedly the best in the world) gets to explore a big cave somewhere in Romanian. Much like Sanctum this "best-in-the-world-at-what-they-do" team, manages to screw everything up, and then they're fucked because.. and I quote the film "Who's fucking going to save us, huh?! They would send in the professionals, the best team! Well guess what, that's us! We're the rescue team!"
You may laugh, I sure did.
Movie #25 in Scavenger Hunt #3.
Task #26: A film featuring skin diving, scuba diving, deep sea diving or snorkeling!
What a dissapointment!
I had expected an effective claustrophobic horror movie.
Instead I got a boring movie with poor and confusing cinematography. The characters were flat and I couldn't care less if they survived or not.
I liked the little twist at end though.
Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.
Despite some production value and s fair cast this is an uninspired sub-standard monster movie with an Alien rip-off with wings.
Hoop-Tober 2016 parte 14:
Mal dirigida, y todo resulta muy meh. Me debo un segundo visionado de The Descent, por cierto.
Como curiosidad, Cersei Lannister y Jim de Lost se encuentran en esta película.
Basically an average creature flick so don't expect much from this one. I'll say if you're bored and have nothing to do then check it out. You'll stop caring about the plot since its not really that deep so you will just think well forget it, let me see the creature already. Honestly I don't think any of the characters really cares who lives or dies since no one sheds a tear for anyone that died even though they are so called "Family"...I guess that's called tough love or something?
Better than the poster and trailer would have you believe, but not by too large a margin. There's a certain modern Lovecraftian edge that kept me going, and the cinematography is beautiful, but goddamn if it isn't one of the dumbest fucking things in the world.
The setting and colorgrading of the prologue sequence was great - the Rumanian mountains and so on ... but then the prologue ended and the story was set to present day time and set INTO the boring cave.
Infomercials have better performances, and this gem has one of the funniest endings ever!
Cool looking creature effects and Lena Headey. That's about all there is to like here.
Pretty decent movie involving a cave and the people who venture into it. Unbeknownst to them houses a creature whose intent is their demise.
Good cast provides the fodder for an old school creature of the cave.
They can fly!!! They can freaking fly!!!
I watched it in fast forward...
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…