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"When the world goes up in flames, they have nowhere to go but down."
  • PG
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 3.4  (1,048)

Descent is a 2005 thriller movie that revolves around a group of friends who set out on a cave exploration trip. The movie is directed and co-written by Talia Lugacy. The film opens with a group of friends, led by their experienced guide, John Palmer (Luke Perry) embarking on a caving adventure in an isolated system of underground caves. Among the group are Allison (Natalie Brown), a recent college graduate, and her friend, Karst (Agnieszka A. Roya). Also included in the group is a new member, Michael Dorn (Dorn), a seasoned caver who is an acquaintance of Palmer. Although Dorn is a stranger to the group, he quickly befriends them and offers to be their guide for the expedition.

As the group descends into the dark abyss, they soon realize that something is amiss. When the guide goes missing, panic sets in and the group is forced to rely on each other to survive. The once-fun trip turns into a fight for survival as the group is trapped and forced to navigate their way through treacherous terrain and avoid deadly obstacles.

With tension and fear mounting, the group members begin to suspect that there is more going on than just a cave accident. Each member of the group is dealing with their own personal demons and secrets, and as the days wear on and they struggle to stay alive, their true colors are revealed.

Descent is a chilling thriller that explores the darker side of the human psyche. The characters are well-developed and each has their own unique backstory. The acting is strong, with convincing performances from Luke Perry, Natalie Brown, and Michael Dorn. In particular, Natalie Brown delivers a standout performance as the vulnerable Allison, who is struggling to come to terms with her past.

The movie is shot entirely on location in natural caves, which gives the film a truly authentic feel. The claustrophobic shots of the characters crawling through tight spaces and descending steep drops are incredibly intense and give the audience a true sense of the danger the characters are facing. The cinematography is stunning, with the camera capturing the beauty and majesty of the cave system.

One of the most intriguing aspects of Descent is the way it portrays the breakdown of trust and loyalty among the group. As they struggle to survive, each character's true motives and personalities are revealed, and alliances are formed and broken. The tension and paranoia are palpable, and the suspense never lets up.

Descent is a unique and gripping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. It's a must-watch for fans of the genre, and is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who sees it.

Descent is a 2005 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.4.

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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    3.4  (1,048)