A group of women potholers get trapped in an underground cave system, while being stalked by deadly subterranean predators.
A master class in tension. The darkness and claustrophobia of the cave tunnels is used to full advantage, with some great performances and surprisingly gory set-pieces. The terrifying 'crawlers' who inhabit the underground world are strangely believable with impressive makeup. There are one or two incidents where CGI is noticeable, but it really isn't a big issue. There is a kind of twist at the end, which I liked very much. The Descent is both intelligent and fun, and quite a roller coaster ride! 5/5