Join us at the Rio Theatre for a modern masterpiece of British horror that also manages to pass the Bechdel Test: THE DESCENT. Making this prime time viewing of a claustrophobic feminist cave-diving trip gone (horribly) awry even better will be the presence of director Neil Marshall, who will be in attendance to both intro the film and discuss it following the screening.
A year after a severe emotional trauma, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) goes to North Carolina to spend some time exploring caves with her friends; after descending underground, the women find strange cave paintings and evidence of an earlier expedition, then learn they are not alone: Underground predators inhabit the crevasses, and they have a taste for human flesh. Also starring Natalie Mendoza, Saskia Mulder.
“Deft direction and strong performances from its all-female cast guide The Descent, a riveting, claustrophobic horror film.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
“Brutal, bloody, terrifying, astonishing… And so tense it’ll leave you aching. The most significant Brit chiller since 28 Days Later.” (Empire Magazine)
“THE DESCENT sustains a level of intensity that most horror films can barely muster for five minutes.” (AV Club)
“Tense, gory and masterfully malevolent.” (Total Film)
Sunday, May 7
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $12 advance HERE | $14 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door
THE DESCENT (Neil Marshall, 2006 / 99 mins / 18A) After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.