That was four years ago, though, and I’ve gotten over it. Best part of all, The Descent has yet to lose any of its watchable mojo. Still as great now as it was then, one of the most claustrophobic and paralyzing movies you could find, and I’m just talking about what happens before those humanoid bastards show up and really kick things into high-horror gear.
As with any good horror film, there’s an inevitable sequel on the horizon: The Descent 2, produced by Marshall and directed by the original’s editor, Jon Harris. Written by James Watkins, the man behind last year’s all-around-solid Eden Lake. An extended trailer for The Descent 2 made its way online a couple of months back, with it came an overpowering sense of been here, seen this. As in, back when it was called The Descent.
Doesn’t mean that it looks bad; just a bit unnecessary and redundant. Especially when its two lead actresses are the original’s Shauna Macdonald and Natalie Mendoza, the latter who was clearly humanoid food at the OG’s end. Suspect, no question; however, I’m still excited. The Descent 2 screened out in Cannes last week, so I felt it appropriate to present the trailer here, now. Enjoy: [Trailer after the jump]
Before the trailer…….an obligatory, mandatory shot of Natalie Mendoza. Saw her for the first time in The Descent, haven’t seen her again in anything else since. Making her iffy role in this sequel totally welcome.
The Descent 2 trailer: