There need to be more horror movies with an all-female cast. It divorces a film of all the cultural gender baggage and sex roles and tropes that we’ve become accustomed to in horror films. There’s no ‘pretty girl’ trying to be impressed or ‘virgin girl’ to survive. There’s no reason to explain why these girls happen to love spelunking and climbing – they just do and it doesn’t make them castrating Amazons but just girls who want to have fuh-hun.
I liked The Descent a lot.
A group of friends go caving in the Appalachian mountains and they encounter some very strange things.
Like the alien in the X-Files: Fight the Future movie, there’s something about a pasty humanoid creature that screeches instead of roars that really un-nerves me.
The movie has more of the suprise scares instead of the suspense scares (that Mr. Hitchcock says are supposed to be better) and I jumped many times and so did Ron.
Tight acting, taut pacing, claustrophic settings and a great understanding of being scared of the dark.
Advance word from Matt: Snakes on a Plane is awesome and hilarious.
Advance word from Rebecca: Pulse sucks and rent the Korean (or Japanese) original instead.