Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights!
My cohort Sebastian O’Brien and I can certainly be guilty of screening horror movies that are more ‘fun’ than they are scary. Such is not the case this Friday, when we toss up one of the scariest and all-around best horror films of the 21st-century (or any century) — Neil Marshall’s cavesploitation creep-out, The Descent.
Venture down into the dark with us on Friday August 10th @ midnight.
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
One of the most effective fright films of the early 2000s, and arguably the best cave-horror movie of all time, Neil Marshall’s The Descent has been solidly scaring the shit out of audiences for almost ten years with its nerve-shattering suspense and teeth-clenching claustrophobia. Receiving a shower of resounding, well-deserved accolades from the horror fan community upon its original release, Marshall’s gory sophomore effort (his follow-up to the equally rad Dog Soldiers) put the British director on the map as a powerful voice in genre cinema. By deftly employing an all-female cast of cave explorers looking for kicks, the film elicits genuine sympathy from the viewer without ever feeling like a gimmick — a rare feat from a modern horror film. This, along with the true nature of what threat lurks in the caverns, are but a few of the many reasons why this is a contemporary classic. Most people missed The Descent in theaters, so this is your chance to rectify that by joining us for a crimson night of spelunking and splatter!
Check out our original trailer!
For theater info or ticket purchases go here.
I feel like this is fairly obvious, yet it apparently could stand to be more obvious: This screening is happening in Los Angeles.
As always I am giving away some free tickets (each with a +1). To enter all you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with DESCENT in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.