A longer, more plot-heavy version of the “Descent 2” trailer surfaced earlier in the year, but it was quickly pulled by the studio. This is the official version, and it pretty much sells the horror and blood, and there’s no whiff of plot whatsoever. If you didn’t already know the plot, you’d think it’s basically the first movie, but with all new girls descending to their doom. But it’s not, as the plot synopsis below makes clear. Neil Marshall, the original director of “The Descent”, did the smart thing and kept his name on the film as a producer, which may or may not mean anything in regards to the film’s quality.
Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened – or why she’s covered in her friends’ blood – Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions. As the rescue party drives deeper into uncharted caverns, nightmarish visions of the recent past begin to haunt Sarah and she starts to realize the full horror and futility of the mission. Subjected to the suspicion and mistrust of the group and confronted once more by the inbred, feral and savagely ruthless Crawlers, Sarah must draw on all her inner reserves of strength and courage in a desperate final struggle for deliverance and redemption.
Starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Krysten Cummings, Gavan O’Herlihy, Joshua Dallas, Anna Skellern, Douglas Hodge, and directed by Jon Harris.