Indie Gems: The Descent
If you're claustrophobic, you probably shouldn't watch this.
Sarah (Shauna MacDonald) has had a rough year. She lost her husband and daughter in an accident and has been trying to keep moving forward. She decides to go spelunking (which after viewing this, I will never fucking do) with a group of her girlfriends. At one point, they mention that they are two miles BELOW ground. Suddenly, the encounter strange creatures that are going to tear them apart. Now it's a race to get back to the surface.
I actually kept stretching out my arms and legs the first time I saw this because it made me feel so claustrophobic. Just the simple line of them mentioning how deep below the earth they were made me uncomfortable. This movie really excels when it comes to the horror aspect. We don't get a good look at the creatures right away, but when we do, they're creepy as hell. It definitely doesn't lack on the gore either. I wasn't familiar with any of the actors in this film before hand, but they all did wonderful jobs. I imagine this movie was pretty hard to shoot, and their efforts are certainly not wasted.
I was let down by the ending, but not because it was bad. Actually, the ending is kind of perfect. I was just sad when it didn't go the way I thought it would.
Memorable Quote: "It hasn't got a name. It's a new system. I wanted us all to discover it! No one's ever been down here before." - Juno (Natalie Mendoza)