The Descent was a great and original horror movie made back in 2005 directed by Neil Marshall. It never needed a sequel but Jon Harris decided that he’d made one anyway and I’m pleased to report it’s not too bad. It’s not as good as the original movie but probably was never going to be as the originality was what made the first one so good.

The Descent: Part 2 stars Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams, Douglas Hodge, Joshua Dallas, Anna Skellern and is set back in the same caves as the first movie where we see the search and rescue team hunting to find the 5 girls who went missing in the first movie. You might remember that at the end the lone survivor is seen running up to a car caked in blood.

We find out at the beginning of part 2 that she has lost her memory and it’s decided that the only way to get her to jog her memory is to take her back down into the caves again!! Obviously this isn’t a good idea considering the darkness and creepy crawley bad guys lurking!

The Descent: Part 2 isn’t too bad a movie. Being stuck down in a claustrophobic hole isn’t my idea of fun (Em and I found this out when doing a caving trip courtesy of Pathe which you can see here). That said, the idea of the movie being claustrophobic is entirely intentional and is executed extremely well. Filing a movie like this one must have been very difficult for Harris and he has to be commended for the way in which it was shot.

Some of the acting was a bit ropey and some of the dialogue the same but if you like a good horror movie and want to find out what happened to the ladies in The Descent, then this is most definitely worth a watch, but i warn you, don’t get too attached to any characters as they may not live to see the light of day.

The Descent: Part 2 is relesed on DVD and Blu Ray 12th April.