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Franchise Weekend - The Descent (2005)

Director: Neil Marshall

Writer: Neil Marshall (Screenplay)

Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring, Nore-Jane Noone


Plot: A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. 800 more words


The Crude Human Animal: H. P. Lovecraft and "The Descent"

There are many films that can be considered Lovecraftian horror on a surface level—John Carpenter’s The Thing, what with its preponderance of tentacled limbs and its Antarctic setting, probably chief among them—but if I had to pick which movie best represents Lovecraft’s thematic concerns, artistic trappings, and general aura, it wouldn’t be one of these pseudopod-wriggling entities (admirable as I find many of them). 2,268 more words


The Descent (2005)

(VUDU Digital Streaming, Not Rated, Running Time:  100 minutes)

After a whitewater rafting excursion, Sarah is involved in a car wreck in which her husband and daughter are killed.  587 more words

DOG SOLDIERS (2002) Review

Directed by Neil Marshall
Written by Neil Marshall
Starring Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Emma Cleasby

I’d heard good things about DOG SOLDIERS, but had never seen the film until recently. 842 more words

Movie Reviews

Doomsday (2008)

When a virulent and lethal plague breaks out in Scotland, the country is promptly quarantined and abandoned to its own fate. Three decades later a military unit is sent in to investigate the possibility of a cure when the virus reappears in the ghettos of London. 210 more words


Dog Soldiers (2002)

A squad of British soldiers on manoeuvres in the Scottish Highlands are ambushed by a pack of werewolves.

Neil Marshall’s knowing homage to the werewolf movie cleverly combines the myth with other horror formulae to create what is essentially An American Werewolf In London crossed with Predator. 144 more words


The Descent (2006)

While potholing in an unexplored network of caves, six women are set upon by a race of subterranean creatures. And well, that’s it.

Neil Marshall seems to have set out his stall by making a living ripping off Predator, this film being the follow up to the hugely enjoyable but similarly derivative Dog Soldiers. 152 more words