Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Deeper Underground

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Deeper Underground

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SARAH Carter (MacDonald), one of six friends who went missing during a caving expedition, is found wandering the Appalachian roads, covered in blood.

Local Sheriff Redmond Vaines (O'Herlihy) surmises that Sarah must have murdered her pals and he entreats deputy Elen Rios (Cummings) to interrogate Sarah and tease out a confession. Alas, the questioning leads nowhere but the sheriff refuses to accept Sarah's silence. Instead, he demands that she venture back underground to jog her fractured memory in the company of rescue volunteers Dan Shepherd (Hodge), Greg (Dallas) and Cath (Skellern).

Once the darkness closes in, the team is completely at the mercy of a flesh-eating race known as the Crawlers, who hunt by sound. The Descent: Part 2 is more of the same slash and slaughter. Jon Harris, who edited the first film and makes his directorial debut here, offers nothing new to fans of the original film. From the moment a terrified Rottweiler comes haring out of the darkness of the old mine, where the sheriff intends to looks for the missing cavers, it's clear The Descent: Part 2 (Cert 18, 89 mins, Pathe Distribution Ltd, Horror, also available to buy DVD pounds 19. …

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