Unpublished Opinion

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Scary movie that was actually scary!

Last night Prince E and I went to the movies. Yes, at night. Shocking what these suburbs are doing to us. We are strictly a weekend matinee couple, but the Prince is working all day both today and Sunday, and we were starving for a movie fix, so away we went.

We have not been to the movies in so long, that I do not remember the last movie that we saw in the theater! According to my sidebar, it was X-Men: The Last Stand. That seems like forever ago.

After being scared a little by the trailer, which is not always indicative of the scare-level of the film, I decided we should see The Descent.

I would like to express a word of caution to those members of my family that scare easily. You might be better off seeing the new Will Farrell movie. This movie actually scared me about four or five times and I do not scare easily. I won't mention that at one point I actually let out a little scream.

The movie is about a group of female friends that go on a cave exploration together. However, it is not an ordinary cave because there are scary things in there. I will just leave it at that, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone.

It is not just a fright-fest or an opportunity for gore, like some other movies that I have seen (like Hostel). Rather, there are actually some interesting sub-plots, although they are not delved into as much as I would like. I am curious to know if the movie had some major edits, because there was one story line that really wasn't fleshed out as much as I would like.

With one exception, all the actresses in the film were British, so I did like it more because of their accents. I really can't help myself.

Using the rating system that I used to do on the podcasts (remember those good old days? When I had lots of free time and a computer that was not the Prince's to use?), I would give this film 3.5 cat paws. As a disclaimer, however, remember that I have not been to the movies in quite a long while, so it may have just been the thrill of the theater experience that made me like the film so much.

Ooh! I just went to the film's official site and the intro scared me. And I don't even have the sound on. Eek. Maybe I am just getting soft. I have already lost my hard city edge.


  • Yikes!

    By Blogger ShoreTurtle, at 10:35 PM  

  • You make me laugh. I am such a wimp that I can't even go to the film's official site.

    By Blogger kikis' sister, at 2:25 AM  

  • Funny stuff .. I can't decide if I'm gonna go see this one today or M Night's movie, before it leaves the theaters .. I must say, you made a pretty persuasive case!

    By Blogger Reel Fanatic, at 3:52 AM  

  • But i really don't want to see the will farrell movie. Is it too scary for me do you think?

    What happened to your computer did it die? I missed that.

    By Blogger Kiki, at 11:50 AM  

  • I hadn't really paid attention to this one, maybe because I thought it looked too gorey. If you say it isn't, I'll give it a try this weekend. I could use a good scare. (And I would never, ever go caving so I'm already feeling the willies with this one.)

    By Blogger Anne, at 5:10 PM  

  • One thing I learned from this movie: Don't run inside dark caves you've never been to!

    By Blogger Prince E, at 7:34 AM  

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