Tuesday, October 30, 2018


Previous Rank: 6

Director: Neil Marshall
Cast: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
Scare Meter: 8/10
Scare Tactics: atmosphere, claustrophobia, imagery, sounds, cave monsters
*Listed in 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die (Schneider, ed. 2009)
*Listed in Horror! 333 Films to Scare You to Death (Marriott and Newman 2010)

IMDb Plot Summary: "A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators."

The relatively lacklustre 90s and early 00s were jolted awake by this British import, which is simply exceptional. An all-girl spelunking team (no damsels in distress here) in the tight dark corridors of an unknown cave, assaulted by creatures shaped by evolution in the subterranean realm. It's as delicious as it sounds. It has a fair bit of human drama, too. A harrowing film from start to finish.

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