R | | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
The filmmakers considered it too dangerous to film in an actual cave. It also would have been far too time-consuming, so they opted to build one instead.
Dead animals! Hundreds of them!
Beth: This is not good, guys.
Sam: Can we get out of here?
Rebecca: Which way?
Juno: Come on.
Juno: I don't know.
Beth: What do you mean you don't know?
Juno: There's no breeze! It could be any one of these tunnels! Take your pick!
Rebecca: Oh, fuck it!
(at around 41 mins) When the girls are crossing the first chasm. The first two have crossed and they are hooking up the third one, you can clearly see four people behind the third.
This film is dedicated to Meg.
SPOILER: The endings of the US and UK versions differ. In the end, Sarah wakes up at the bottom of the cave, crawls out, and makes her way back to the car. When she is driving away, she pulls over and vomits, and when she leans back into the car, she is startled by the ghost of Juno sitting in the passenger seat. The US version cuts to the credits here. In the UK version, this apparition causes Sarah to wake up for real at the bottom of the cave, revealing her escape to be just a dream. She then has a vision of her daughter's birthday cake, which we see is just her torch. The camera backs out, the voices of the creatures can be heard again and are increasing in strength as they are closing in on her, and the movie ends. This ending was considered "too dark" for US audiences.
£570,850 (UK) (10 July 2005)