One of the best horror movies I’ve seen in ten years is finally nearing its U.S. release date — and here’s the trailer to prove it. Neil Marshall‘s "The Descent" has been wowing ’em in the UK and at film festivals across the globe, and now comes the very first trailer for the U.S. release.
The story of six women who go spelunking, only to discover a horrifically unfriendly life-form, "The Descent" is the second film from "Dog Soldiers" director Neil Marshall — and it’s become a horror fan fave in record time. Suffice to say it’s not intended for the young, the squeamish, or (especially) the claustrophobic.
Lionsgate has been holding on to the flick for quite some time, initially (I believe) to avoid comparison and competition with Sony’s "The Cave" — but c’mon Gate-keepers: The stateside horror freaks have been more than patient! The studio presently has an "August" release date penciled in for "The Descent," but they haven’t chosen a specific Friday as of yet. (Might I suggest August 4th? It’ll keep the flick from competing against any specific genre titles, although Will Ferrell in a race car would be tough competition for any new release.)