I haven’t seen the original, but the sequel looks pretty generic and by-the-numbers creature feature movie. I could be wrong, of course. The fact that the sequel doesn’t have original director Neil Marshall back (although he’s credited as a producer) is definitely a strike against it. Marshall is replaced by Jon Harris, a long-time British film editor, here making his feature-film debut.
The trailer below gives a lot away, including the return of another familiar face from the first movie, which may be real or part of someone’s imagination. You decide.
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, and Douglas Hodge.
SORRY, KIDS, TRAILER REMOVED BY REQUEST OF THE STUDIO. YOU CAN STILLS SEE IT HERE, THOUGH.