When The Descent came out, everyone fell in love with it. The follow-up to Neil Marshall's wonderful werewolf flick Dog Soldiers, The Descent is considered one of the best horror films of 2006, gracing a number of top tens from that year, and with good reason. It was scary, fun, well-acted and excessively bloody and violent. After my first viewing I fell in love with it, and it went on to become one of my favorite horror films of all time.

But as always, you just can't please everyone. Enter Horror Squad's own Peter Hall.

The vehement indignation in Peter's voice throughout this debate is merely a testament to his long-standing hatred for this film, which began with his review three and a half years ago. My favorite quote of his comes not from the review, but from a response he made to a comment by Cinematical contributor Will Goss, which says: I would rather watch a slideshow of all the Saw posters for 90 minutes than THE DESCENT.

After reading his review, I felt Peter would be the perfect person with which to debate the merits of the film, a task I should have spent more time preparing for. I love the film, but not nearly with the same amount of passion with which he hates it. Joined early on by the bearded wonder Luke Mullen, episode three of Dead Wrong is filled with fun, excitement, and for some reason a lot of science lessons.

As always, start the debate when the marker reads 00:00 on the movie and you should be good to go.


CATEGORIES Features, Horror