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THE DESCENT

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THE DESCENT

Part of Midnight Movies: Women In Horror See also: TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT

After suffering a devastating car crash one year before, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) is lured to the Appalachian Mountains with her friend Beth (Alex Reid) to a special spelunking trip by the fearless Juno (Natalie Mendoza), who abruptly fled from the U.K. after Sarah's accident. Along with two old friends and a new acquaintance of Juno's, the group embark on an expedition that takes a turn for the worse when a rock fall leaves them stranded in an uncharted part of the cave with no map and only a handful of supplies. As tensions arise in the group, they are faced with another danger -- one whose love of the dark is as strong as its lust for blood.

“Marshall could very well be the Caravaggio of the B-movie.” —Sarah Lilleyman, Time

“An all-female cast, a claustrophobic cave setting draped in red light, and an anarchic, vicious fight to the death that ends in a bloody pool at the bottom of hell by any other name… Need I say more about one of the most physically taxing movies of the century?” —Sean Fennessy, The Ringer

“The best horror movie since THE BLAIR WITCH.” —Michael Compton, Bowling Green Daily News

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