Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
The Descent: Part 2
Fear runs deeper
Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions.
Watched a quarter of the movie, thought all the way through "Wow this is ridiculous, all they are doing is re-hashing the exact same plot from number one!" Got to the 35 minute mark and realised I was just watching The Descent Part 1 again.
I am a fucking idiot.
I am pleasantly surprised to know that this sequel to The Descent wasn't complete crap. This was really a decent watch, a bit silly, but entertaining and decent. The film takes place a few days after the first one and Sarah is forced by the police to join a search for her friends who are still missing in the caves. Their approach to the cavesystem is different, but the tension of being in such tight and narrow places with a claustrophobic feel was still present and effective. I could've done with a bit less of the monster action, and some late story twists, but overall this was fine. I liked the way it looked, the kill scenes and gore was ample and it had some humor as well. I'm tempted to watch the third film now as well.
Part of the 31 Days of Horror
This is the very definition of a sequel that should never have been made. The first Descent had, in my opinion, a near perfect conclusion. This film does everything in its power to ruin that. As a film, this is bad; as a sequel, this is horrible. In no way does this capture the spirit of the original; it's more of an action film than a horror film, and not even an enjoyable action film. There is no suspense, no mystery, the creatures are now more lumbering brutes than stealthy creatures of darkness. And as an action film now, it is important that you see everything. That means, that even though we are…
"What are you expecting down there?"
Jumpscares, a shitload of - ah, what the fuck was that? The first one already?
It even ends with one. Ah, this is so sad. It's non-canon anyway but still sad.
I was going into this quite skeptical as I totally loved the original "The Descent" and am quite sure that future rewatches will make it my favourite horror film ever. Besides "Eraserhead" that is. (Yes, I'm just being an elitist arsehole, sorry for that)
With the original british cut of "The Descent" making a sequel impossible and this movie obviously continuing from the lame, toothless "we need to implement a happy ending, otherwise the movie won't sell" american cut, I was ready to…
Take The Descent, introduce some obvious and stupid characters, drop them in exactly the same situation as the first film, lower the budget by a significant amount, make all the rocks look and sound plastic, and end it on a twist that doesn't make any sort of sense at all.
Then you have The Descent Part 2.
"What are these things?" —Amazingly Stupid Sheriff Vaines
"Death." —Inexplicably Alive Juno
This sequel systematically undermines anything that was good about the original. Particularly the conclusion.
Si lo llego a saber me pongo la primera otra vez. Que pena.
A very poor sequel with no respect for the first film. The end of Neil Marshall's The Descent has been cut off to make this sequel possible. It's absolutely non-sense, especially when you analyze Sarah's behaviour, completely out of character! The atmosphere tries to gives some chills and there's nothing else to save but David Julyan's composition.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.
Eine lückenlose und ebenbürtige Vorsetzung des Teils 1, ohne Überraschungsfaktor leider nur solide Durchnittsware.
Repetir de peor forma la original no es buena idea, en absoluto.
Pretty excited to get my hands on the sequel and while it can't really compare with the original it held it's ground pretty damn well! It had the same claustrophobic feel to it! Intensity levels were amped and we got more face time with the creatures!
The one place it failed was giving us characters worth watching! In the original Juno, Holly and Sarah were the flavors of the month with Juno being the most interesting of the whole bunch!
Sarah and a crew of expendable nobodies in this film just couldn't generate the chemistry the original film had! Nonetheless it's still a sequel worth watching!
honestly I was expecting a lot worse. but the return of a certain young lady softened the blow.
I watched this movie very close to viewing the original, and I think that might have tainted my experience a bit. I thoroughly enjoyed the first, and was hoping for more fun with the second, but unfortunately was rather disappointed.
I think what may have done me the most harm is that in the first, the part I really enjoyed was before even the introduction of the crawlers - speaking as somebody who doesn't suffer from claustrophobia (I love a good old mine or cave tour, in fact) the original had me holding my breath and feeling the walls closing in on me.
The introduction of the crawlers was good, but really, the first half was more enjoyable for me…
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- The Shout
- The Damned
- The Abominable Snowman
Last October on Letterboxd yielded some really entertaining horror movie challenges across the site and hopefully this year will be…
- Citizen Kane
- Fight Club
- The Sixth Sense
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
Films with some of the best twist endings. Suggestions welcome; just don't spoil the ending in the comments :)