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The Descent (Devil's Advocates)

by James Marriott

Series: Devil's Advocates (2013)

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The story of an all-female caving expedition gone horribly wrong, The Descent (2005) is arguably the best of the mid-2000s horror entries to return verve and intensity to the genre. Unlike its peers (Saw [2004], Hostel [2011], etc.), The Descent was both commercially and critically popular, providing a genuine version of what other films could only produce as pastiche. For Mark Kermode, writing in the Observer, it was ""one of the best British horror films of recent years, "" and Derek Elley in Variety described it as ""an object lesson in making a tightly-budgeted, no-star horror.… (more)

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The story of an all-female caving expedition gone horribly wrong, The Descent (2005) is arguably the best of the mid-2000s horror entries to return verve and intensity to the genre. Unlike its peers (Saw [2004], Hostel [2011], etc.), The Descent was both commercially and critically popular, providing a genuine version of what other films could only produce as pastiche. For Mark Kermode, writing in the Observer, it was ""one of the best British horror films of recent years, "" and Derek Elley in Variety described it as ""an object lesson in making a tightly-budgeted, no-star horror.

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