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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.
I watched this because I love The Descent and I love Lena Headey. I don't even remember what happened in this movie an hour after watching it, it was that unmemorable. I have a better memory of the manicure I gave myself while watching it.
Pretty, and visually nice to watch, at least early on. But once the "action" starts, it actually becomes pretty damn boring. That's a shame. The monster explanations wind up really, really dumb.
Loved this movie as a kid and it freaked me out.
Essentially the big budget Hollywood version of the far superior Brit horror The Descent. This is one monster movie that lacks creativity and scares.
You'd think being deep in a huge cave system would allow for some semblance of atmosphere but a wooden script delivered by a horribly good looking cast does little but make you root for the monsters.
A cave exploring team with diving skills are hired by a Romanian scientist to explore a collapsed church where a lair that leads to an underground cave has been discovered,with the team travelling deep into it and discovering that it is the home of several monsters. This Bruce Hunt directed film is practically THE DESCENT meet SANCTUM(which was filed a couple of years later) as team leader Cole Hauser(PAPARAZZI,PITCH BLACK) leads the team(with Lena Headey,Morris Chestnut[BOYZ N THE HOOD,UNDER SIEGE 2],Piper Perabo[COYOTE UGLY]and Eddie Cibrian amongst them) through the water-filled caverns as the monsters pursue after them while they actively look for a way to escape out from the caverns alive. The film is a great ideat hat is sadly…
Cave explorers discover something in the waters and fight to survive and find away out. Some good suspense but overall not that memorable.
Slow moving, not very shocking shocker about a team of underground explorers/divers who encounter hungry mutations in a Romanian mountain cave.
Sorta like a watery, more high-tech, but less interesting version of "The Descent."
Nice underwater cave scene's... But stupid Charakters and stupid story...
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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