February 8, 2010 The follow up to Neil Marshall's now classic "The Descent" wont' be heading to big screens in the U.S. Instead, it will head straight to DVD April 27, courtesy of Lionsgate HomeEntertainment. That's around the same time it will hit DVD in the UK. Cover art has been revealed too.
The film is directed by John Harris, the editor of the excellent "Eden Lake."
Two days after the events of the first film Sarah is washed away to safety with no memory of the events of the last time she was in the cave. She is taken to hospital where it is revealed some of the blood on her matches that of Juno Kaplan. Sheriff Vaines demands that along with his deputy Elen Rios, Sarah and 3 specialists Dan, Greg and Cath must go back into the cave to find the missing girls. A new entrance is found with the help of a sniffer dog. The girls are sent down via an old elevator operated by the old, mysterious Ed Oswald.
Whilst crawling through a narrow tunnel in the caves, Sarah has a flashback of what happened in the caves, and in a nervous panic, attacks Vaines, Greg and Elen and runs off deeper into the caves. Vaines pursues Sarah but eventually runs into a crawler and fires a shot at one. This causes part of the cave to collapse, separating Cath from the rest of the group. Elen, Dan and Greg arrive in a room full of bones where they find the video camera used by the girls in the first film, they watch the playback which reveals the girls were attacked by the crawlers. The three are attacked by a group of crawlers and separate.
Elen starts calling for help alerting the crawlers, but is stopped by Sarah who warns Elen that the crawlers hunt via sound. The two then watch as a Crawler attacks and kills Dan, ripping his throat open and dragging him away.
Cath later escapes and kills a crawler and runs into Greg, the two climbing away from a crawler and using their radio to divert the pursing crawler away from them. Greg and Cath travel deeper into the cave and find Sam (from the first film) hanging lifelessly. They decide to try and use her to swing across the chasm, but are both attacked by crawlers. Greg falls below, throat bitten whilst tackling a female crawler, and although Cath makes it to the other side, she is attacked and killed once she gets there off-screen.
Elen and Sarah wander deeper into the cave, and kill another crawler before Elen reveals she has a daughter, which makes Sarah more determined to escape. Vaines is wandering around the cave and is about to be killed by a group of crawlers before he is saved by Juno, who is revealed to be alive and is pretty sure of the escape route but has lost her light. Vaines and Juno run into Elen and Sarah. After a brief struggle between Juno and Sarah, they all decide that it's best they work together to escape and survive.
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