The Descent (2005)

The-Descent

What Dies Beneath

Though it enjoys a positive reputation as such, The Descent can only be called a monster movie with a major caveat.  Like The Blair Witch before it, it wrings at least half – if not more – of its horror from its ominous setting.  In this case, it’s the labyrinthine caves of North Carolina, an alien, impossibly dark environment that’s one of the movie’s most indelible characters. Continue reading

Kevin and Vil’s Movie Show: Episode Seven

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This week Vil and get claustrophobic with the one-room movies Rope, The Big Kahuna, and Buried.  (Go to 3:30 to skip the music.)

Next week we travel to the East with Japanese movies Marebito, Executive Koala, and Machine Girl.

As always, you can listen live (and call in) Thursdays from 4-5 A.M. through WNUR at wnur.org.