The Cave

The Cave

Bruce Hunt (2005)

93min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
You'll be yawning as much as the caverns at this horror from first-time director Bruce Hunt. Unlike Neil Marshall's excellent subterranean shocker The Descent, this formulaic monster B-movie is stripped of true visceral verve by a dumbed-down script and the restrictions of its 12 certificate. When a group of cave divers explore an uncharted area in the Carpathian mountains, they are trapped by an underwater cave-in and soon become the prey of a pack of bloodthirsty creatures. With a bit of The Abyss here, a little Jaws there and the beasties a cross between something out of Pitch Black and Alien, there's little originality in Hunt's visual arsenal, although the underwater photography is decent enough. The trouble is that the ghouls are kept hidden by a flurry of blurry edits to hide their CGI banality, while the C-list cast can barely keep up with the limited excitement generated by this chill-free black hole.

Summary

A group of scientists discovers an ancient abbey in a Romanian forest, built over the entrance to a complex system of underwater caverns. With back-up from a team of professional cavers, the explorers plunge into the darkness in a bid to discover what lurks below - but soon regret their curiosity as ferocious monsters begin to surface. Horror, starring Morris Chestnut, Lena Headey and Cole Hauser.

Cast & Crew

Jack Cole Hauser
Tyler Eddie Cibrian
Top Buchanan Morris Chestnut
Kathryn Lena Headey
Charlie Piper Perabo
Philip Briggs Rick Ravanello
Dr Nicolai Marcel Iures
Alex Kim Daniel Dae Kim
Vince Strode Kieran Darcy-Smith
Director Bruce Hunt
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Entertainment Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 26 Aug 2005

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