The Descent is Neil Marshall’s hotly anticipated follow up to his 2002 hit Dog Soldiers. Directed by Marshall from his own script, it tells the story of an all female caving expedition that goes terrifyingly wrong. Set in a cave system deep in the Appalachian Mountains, The Descent is released in cinemas on July 8th 2005.
On a daredevil caving holiday the six girls are trapped underground when an unexpected rock fall blocks their exit. Searching the maze of tunnels for a way out, they find themselves hunted by a race of fearless, hungry predators, once humanoid but now monstrously adapted to live in the dark…
As the others battle for their lives, Sarah (Macdonald), still recovering from a mental collapse brought on by the recent deaths of her family, is fighting for her sanity. When old secrets are revealed, the group implodes as friends turn on one another. Betrayed and desperate, Sarah realises that to make it back to the surface, she must become as savage as the creatures themselves.
The Descent stars Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, Nora-Jane Noone and MyAnna Buring and was filmed on location in Scotland and at Pinewood Studios.