The Cavern (2006)


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Eight spelunkers exploring an uncharted cave system in Central Asia are thrust into a terrifying fight for their lives when their guides are killed and an unknown presence stalks them from the shadows in director Olatunde Osunsanmi's subterranean shocker. The group leaders have fallen prey to an unseen predator with a deadly bloodlust and a seemingly supernatural gift for navigating the labyrinthine cave system. Upon discovering that the only known exit has been mysteriously sealed since their … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Olatunde Osunsanmi
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On DVD: Jul 18, 2006
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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If the filmmakers couldnt even properly simulate the lighting from a campfire how did they think they could pull off a movie based out of a cave? The lighting for a dark setting like that is tricky and if they cant even light subjects by a campfire they have absolutely no business taking on a challenge like this. The lighting which was supposed to represent a campfire was so inconsistent and the color temperature kept changing from yellow to dark orange. It was obvious the fire was being simulated. Absolutely awful. In one scene you could even see the film crew and equipment in the reflection of the guy's glasses. Unprofessional. Shouldve had the guy take his glasses off. Also was I the only one that noticed the tents GLOWING? Has the film crew never been camping before? Tents arent bright neon green and yellow and even if they were, one lantern couldnt make an entire tent glow. The writing was cheesy/predictable and the acting was way off. The lighting only got worse as they went into the cave. The flashlights on their helmets put a glare on pretty much every shot. They were a distraction and didnt do what they were meant to do which was to LIGHT the scene. Common sense. I only watched the first 20 minutes but I assume the movie just gets shittier from there. I typed this review from my ipad so I apologize for any spelling errors.

Japes .

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For some reason, 2005 was a very popular year for 'people get lost in a cave and are eaten by creatures' genre. Unfortunately, this is the absolute bottom of the barrel. Of course, if you couldn't tell that just by looking at the cover, then I don't really know what to say.

Even the horrible 'The Cave' is easily twice as good as this. Although I have a list of about 200 things wrong with it, its direction/cinematography/lighting is first and foremost. It is without a doubt the worst filmed movie I have ever seen, and I don't say that lightly. You literally can barely watch this, even if you wanted to.

The plot is a dime a dozen, generic ho-hum fest with nothing to offer. The monster is unimaginative and non-threatening, and the whole thing just goes nowhere. I will give a bit of credit to the cast, who all at least try to take their roles seriously and deliver decent performances with the mediocre script their given.

It does manage to create one or two moments of creepiness, but its more by accident than anything else. If you want a good 'lost in a cave' film, 'The Descent' beats this by about 150 miles.

Julian Toepfer

This was a crap of a moive. Most of the movie was black screen. It was nothing like Cave or The Descent. I like those movie & would watch them again. But not this movie it was realty bad movie. This movie need more to it.

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