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Descent 2 talk

12.22.2008

While I found Neil Marshall's spelunking horror flick THE DESCENT to be genuinely and satisfyingly terrifying, I'm not sure it demanded a sequel. As usual, we're getting one anyway. Marshall is back in a producing capacity, with the first movie's editor Jon Harris directing a script by James Watkins (EDEN LAKE).

What can we expect from the follow-up, besides additional claustrophobia and hungry creeps? Watkins talked about the tone to Arrow in the Head: "What I think Jon and I wanted to pursue with the sequel, with D2, was we wanted to make a movie that kind of had all the best elements, or what we thought were the best elements of the first film. For us, it was the real primal fear."

So what does that translate to? Watkins clarifies: "For example, the claustrophobia, the couple of scenes that we just said, 'Okay, we have that scene in the first film with claustrophobia. How can we take that and just make it a whole lot bigger and scarier?' There is one that involves water and it's just terrifying."

The sequel finds actresses Shauna MacDonald and Natalie Mendoza  conspicuously reprising their roles, heading back into the beast-filled cave system with some fresh human meals.

Extra Tidbit: Foxy warrior gal Mendoza played "China Doll" in Baz Luhrmann's MOULIN ROUGE.
Source: AITH

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9:37AM on 12/25/2008
Sorry but making a sequel based on an ending to a film that was never really there to begin with is really pushing it now.....the original ending to the Descent never left room for the sequel they are planning and its a shot in the face for fans of the original IMO

Its bad enough they chopped the original ending for lame US movie goers (what are we too stupid to handle the real ending????) but now we'll just make a sequel based on that chopped and stupid ending, sorry but I'm not a fan of
Sorry but making a sequel based on an ending to a film that was never really there to begin with is really pushing it now.....the original ending to the Descent never left room for the sequel they are planning and its a shot in the face for fans of the original IMO

Its bad enough they chopped the original ending for lame US movie goers (what are we too stupid to handle the real ending????) but now we'll just make a sequel based on that chopped and stupid ending, sorry but I'm not a fan of this at all and I'm even more sorry that a great talent like Neil is even attaching himself to make this
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5:03AM on 12/23/2008
The Descent was a breath of fresh air in the horror movie genre.
horror film sequels rarely work (with the exception of Evil Dead 2 and others).

lord knows it will probably be direct to video too, ick.
The Descent was a breath of fresh air in the horror movie genre.
horror film sequels rarely work (with the exception of Evil Dead 2 and others).

lord knows it will probably be direct to video too, ick.
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4:53AM on 12/23/2008

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satansaiddance's comment...I like DOOMSDAYS and find it a completely watchable B-entry into cool movies no one gives a fuck about.
satansaiddance's comment...I like DOOMSDAYS and find it a completely watchable B-entry into cool movies no one gives a fuck about.
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12:46AM on 12/23/2008
Generally these days I pretty much roll my eyes with just about every horror flick that comes out. My former roommate is something of a horror fanatic and was always bringing home the horror, if you will, routinely from Best Buy. We only had the one tv so I usually caught the flicks he watched and I was quite pleasantly surprised the night we watched THE DESCENT.

But a sequel is pretty unecessary.
Generally these days I pretty much roll my eyes with just about every horror flick that comes out. My former roommate is something of a horror fanatic and was always bringing home the horror, if you will, routinely from Best Buy. We only had the one tv so I usually caught the flicks he watched and I was quite pleasantly surprised the night we watched THE DESCENT.

But a sequel is pretty unecessary.
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11:11PM on 12/22/2008
the only decent 2 I will ever care about is decent 2: Freespace. man I loved that game
the only decent 2 I will ever care about is decent 2: Freespace. man I loved that game
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10:56PM on 12/22/2008
The Descent kicked ass, but Marshall seems to be running out of original ideas. Doomsday? Please! How many times did he have to watch 28 Days Later and Beyond Thunderdome before shitting out that bomb? And The Descent 2? Tsk tsk Neil. Don't ruin a good thing.

On the bright side, The Descent sequel could be directed by Paris Hilton and star Eddie Murphy as every character and still be better than the hideous wannabe feminist Rosario Dawson flick of the same name.
The Descent kicked ass, but Marshall seems to be running out of original ideas. Doomsday? Please! How many times did he have to watch 28 Days Later and Beyond Thunderdome before shitting out that bomb? And The Descent 2? Tsk tsk Neil. Don't ruin a good thing.

On the bright side, The Descent sequel could be directed by Paris Hilton and star Eddie Murphy as every character and still be better than the hideous wannabe feminist Rosario Dawson flick of the same name.
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