My Current Top 25 Favorite Horror/Suspense Movies starting with #25

  • XXV. The Omen (1976) (Directed by Richard Donner)
  • XXIV. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
  • XXIII. Se7en (David Fincher)
  • XXII. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
  • XXI. Scream (Wes Craven)
  • XX. Hellraiser (Clive Barker)
  • XIX. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Wes Craven)
  • XVIII. The Descent (Neil Marshall)
  • XVII. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1973) (Tobe Hooper)
  • XVI. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (George A. Romero)
  • XV. The Thing (1982) (John Carpenter)
  • XIV. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • XIII. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  • XII. Misery (Rob Reiner)
  • XI. The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)
  • X. Dead Alive (Peter Jackson)
  • IX A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven)
  • VIII. Halloween (1978) (John Carpenter)
  • VII. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • VI. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (George A. Romero)
  • V. Alien/Aliens (Tie) (Ridley Scott/James Cameron)
  • IV. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
  • III. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
  • II. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
  • I. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)

Monday, April 21, 2008

"The Descent"

One of the most unsettling and claustrophobic films to come out of Great Britain in years is Neil Marshall's horror movie "The Descent." It concerns a group of women who decide to go explore a cavern they have never explored before only to come face to face with monstrous creatures. This is the best film ever made which has a cave as its primary setting. The director Marshall does an excellent job of making the audience feel like they are right there with these women. The film is certainly scary. In addition to the real possibility of getting lost in this cave these female characters have to survive hordes of threatening creatures. The film has its fair share of violence and gore but nothing is taken to an extreme. There is also plenty of tension and suspense throughout the film and the ending is quite memorable. What are your thoughts on "The Descent."

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