100 mins
6.8 / 10 (3720)


A year after severe emotional trauma, Sarah spends some time exploring caves with her friends. After descending underground, the women find evidence of an earlier expedition and learn they are not alone. Underground predators inhabit the crevasses, and they have a taste for human flesh.

MUBI's take

Plenty of films have been described as among the scariest ever made, but few can back up such claims quite like Neil Marshall’s cave-bound survival horror. Featuring an all-woman cast and with careful attention paid to its group dynamics, The Descent is a relentless, adrenalised rush of pure terror.