October 22, 2012 13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2012: Night #4 The Descent (2005)
In The Descent (2005) six women go on adventure holiday to explore a cave system. However, they discover that they are not alone, and then the terror begins. The lead character Sarah is played by Shauna Macdonald. Juno, played by Natalie Mendoza, set up the adventure. Saskia Mulder played the safety minded Rebecca. Then there is Beth played by Alex Reid. Alex can be also seen in Arachnid (2001), and Guinea Pigs (2012). The soon to be doctor, Sam, is played by MyAnna Buring, previously seen in Grindhouse (2007). Rounding out the adventurers is Holly played by Nora-Jane Noone from The Day of the Triffids (2009) (TV) mini-series. All six women return again for The Descent: Part 2 (2009).
Just to spoiler the movie a little, the women run across vicious subhuman monsters referred to in the credits as Crawlers. There are several of them listed, but only two have horror credits to mention. The first one is the Crawler nicknamed Scar played by Craig Conway. Craig was in Dog Soldiers (2002). The second credited Crawler is played by Leslie Simpson who was also in Dog Soldiers. The reason for this is because The Descent was directed and screenwritten by Neil Marshall. Neil also wrote and directed Dog Soldiers.