Oct 22, 2018
Movie Meltdown - Episode 458
Our Halloween madness fully sets in as we lower ourselves into the caves of insanity that are Neil Marshall's The Descent. And as we break down all the fun of being a wendigo, we also mention… Carrie, Pet Sematary, like weird but I’m into it, Flannery O'Connor, it all comes back to tuberculosis, The VVitch, The Shining, Mammoth Cave, rods through the face, they show him in his beast-personality, it’s just darkness into darkness, boom… bam… Doug Jones, Game of Thrones, Navajo forklore, Fred Gwynne or John Lithgow, I jumped off of my couch and screamed… and the dogs freaked out… it was a whole thing… because that was the most effective jumpscare, Fear Itself, so weirdly of the 1600’s, Doomsday, it’s the most effective thing you can have, for being like - nothing, jonin’ for Reesie cups, I’m ready for it… come at me skinwalkers, would you like to be buried alive… because that can be arranged, I’m ready for it… come at me skinwalkers, you don’t remember Zelda?, Centurian, having extra children, Skin and Bones, I was just biting my knees, making full use of closed captioning, you want us to go Magellan this cave right now, The Burrowers, you made a fine movie but you need to work on your spelling, whether it be werewolves or cholera, Black Phillip, Edgar Allan Poe and a weird gas station attendant.
Spoiler Alert: Actually double spoiler alert, because not only are we going to go into full spoilers for The Descent but we are also going to discuss the director’s cut ending which was, and is, Neil Marshall's original way to end the movie.
“I mean… there’s no scarier settings than a cave.”