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Aro Recommended Descent, The


UK 2005, 95 minutes
Dir. Neil Marshall
Genres: Horror / Subterranean, Girl-centric


Aroview: Terrific subterranean survival horror from the dir. of DOG SOLDIERS, with a group of thrill-seeking ladies venturing into an uncharted cave network, eventually succumbing to claustrophobia, the elements, each other, and something else that lies beneath…

Bucking the trend in torture and spirit-based shockers, dir. Marshall never fails to skimp on the outrageous blood ‘n’ guts of his previous low-budget success, but tempers it with a palpable sense of phobia: tight spaces, pitch black surroundings, and a dread of the unknown. In honoring the wilderness anxiety of DELIVERANCE and introducing the creature terror of ALIEN as a further spanner in the works, the resulting picture is a high-tension blend of irrational human fear and grisly monster effects - and going by the procession of SAW and GRUDGE-like sequels, a unique and resourceful breath of fresh air.

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