The Descent

Synopsis: A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures.
Director(s): Neil Marshall
Production: Lionsgate
  8 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Come on!

Look out girls, here we go.

Look to the left.


- Can you see her?

- Mummy!

Come on!

Hold on!



- Mummy!

- Hi, guys!

Oh, Jessie. Yeah!

That was amazing.

- Oh, you girls were screaming.

- All right, Jessie?

- That wasn't so bad, was it?

- No, it was a piece of piss.



- Bit more, bit more.

- Go on, Paul. Fish her out.

There. Got you.

- You all right?

- Yeah.

It's freezing. I can't feel my fingers.


Jessie, Jessie.

Ah, come here. Oh, babe.

It was just amazing.

Would you like to do that?

Come on, Jessie, it's freezing.

Let's go back to the car.

Go with your Daddy.

- I'll just help the girls.

- All right.

It's OK, you go on. We can finish up here.

You sure? Thanks, guys.

I'll see you at the hotel.

See you.

Jess, shall I phone Rachel's mum?

See if Rachel wants

to come to dinner on Thursday?

Yeah? OK.

When she comes round,

she can help us plan your birthday party.

Are you going to invite any boys this time?

Are you OK? You seem a bit distant.

I'm fine.




Sh, sh. I'm sorry. She's gone.

- I'm sorry.

- No!

No, no.

No, no, no.

She's gone, Sarah. Shh.


Well, it's mud, blood and beer...

or sweet Jesus.

Great. Turn that shite off.

That's frightening.

Listen, we don't have to do this, you know.

We can head back and stay in town.

Get wasted, go to a barn dance.

Now that is frightening.

You're right, we don't have to do this.

But I'm not going to be the one to tell Juno.

She's a piece of work, man.

She always brings us out into the middle of...

Well, look at it.

- She came to Scotland last year.

- Yeah, and left pretty quickly.

Sarah! Beth!


You look fantastic.

Ah, come here. Oh.

Let me look at you. Wow!

Everything is going to be fine.

Better. It's going to be great.

Becca and Sam can't wait to see you.

Why don't you go in?

- Give me these.

- Yeah.


- OK?

- Yeah, OK.

Ooh, very nice.

- How is she?

- Well, she's here.

One step at a time, eh?

Hey, hey, hey!

Who are you calling a f***ing cheater?

I'm calling you a f***ing cheater.




- You do look really good.

- Oh, you look amazing.

- Hey!

- Let me put the bags down.

Oh, so nice to see you.

- We're starving.

- OK, go, go.

- What have you got?

- Er, well, there's a bit of...

Sam. Sam.

Thank you so much for your letter.

It meant a lot to me.

Oh, Sarah, look,

I'm so sorry that I couldn't be there.

You know, mid-terms and...

You know, Sam is going to be Doctor Van Ney

in like a year's time.


- Please tell me it's longer than that?

- I am so proud of my little sister.

- Who wants a drink?

- Yes! Me!

- Brandy shot?

- Yeah, yeah.

- So, Beth...

- Mm-hm?

I hear it all starts falling apart past 25?

Is that what they teach you

at medical school, yeah? To take the piss?

- Cheeky b*tch!

- Ow!

Can anyone make me feel any older?

- Oh, here we go.

- Hello.

- Hi, you must be the teacher.

- Beth, Sarah, this is Holly.

Juno's protg?

- I always thought Juno would eat her young.

- Oh, nice.

I'm well able to handle myself,

thanks very much.

I've heard about you.

You're that mentalist that jumps off buildings.

- Base jumping. You should try it, seriously.

- So you live in America now?

Ran out of things to jump off in Galway,

you know.

I'm always searching for the next big high.

- Sure you'd know all about that.

- Sorry?

Juno showed me a photo

of when you used to climb together.

I found this classic picture. Ah!

- Oh, no!

- Oh, no!

- Look at the state of us!

- Oh, my God. That's bad.

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Neil Marshall

Neil Marshall (born 25 May 1970) is an English film director, editor and screenwriter. Marshall began his career in editing and in 2002 directed his first feature film Dog Soldiers, a horror-comedy film which became a cult film. He followed up with the critically acclaimed horror film The Descent in 2005. Marshall also directed Doomsday in 2008, and wrote and directed Centurion in 2010. He has also directed two prominent episodes of US television series Game of Thrones: "Blackwater" and "The Watchers on the Wall", with particular acclaim for his direction on both occasions, as well as a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for "The Watchers on the Wall". more…

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