The Descent

The Descent ★★★★½

🎃 Day Two Point Five:

Okay this still rules! The atmosphere, the effects, the lighting and the gore. Neil Marshall was really on to something with these early films. I think of this as modern horror, but it really isn't anymore. It's a point in horror where it wasn't trying to be super artistic and the use of practical fx was still common. There's some great almost Giallo-esque lighting in this film and that really worked for me. Also love how much the characters fight back. This is a brutal and super tense flick. I was wincing at certain scenes and my heart was pounding during others. This really did cast a spell over me. I can't say that the idea of exploring caves for shits and giggles will ever make sense to me, but we wouldn't have a movie otherwise. Setting this movie in NC and then showing the wet, kinda drab forests that couldn't belong to this state at all, was definitely funny to me. I seriously think it's one of the best horror films of the two thousands.