Synopsis: After a traumatic traffic accident the previous year, Sarah reunites with her friends to explore some caves in the Appalachian Mountains. The cave expedition soon takes a dark turn when the friends are hunted by terrifying flesh-eating creatures.
Director: Neil Marshall
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 16 (6 major, 10 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: Once the horror starts after about 55 minutes it doesn’t let up. Definitely not recommended for those who dislike jump scares.
Jump Scare Times
5:40 – Sarah runs into Beth at the hospital.
14:07 – A metal rod smashes through the window during one of Sarah’s dreams. [Video]
23:52 – A large number of bats fly out in front of the girls.
27:16 – Juno jumps down in front of Sarah.
52:32 – Sarah turns around and Juno is right behind her.
56:35 – A crawler is seen standing behind the group through the night vision camera. [Video]
57:50 – The girls run into a crawler that screams at them. [Video]
1:01:38 – Sarah hallucinates her daughter, however when her head turns she becomes one of the creatures from the cave. [Video]
1:03:07 – Holly’s body is dropped in front of Sarah, the creatures then proceed to eat the body.
1:11:07 – A crawler drops down from the roof in front of Rebecca. [Video]
1:14:10 – Beth sticks her hand in the air and calls for Sarah.
1:16:57 – A baby crawler jumps on Sarah’s back.
1:23:04 – Sam sees a crawler moving along the cave roof.
1:23:44 – A crawler grabs Rebecca.
1:24:13 – Juno spots a crawler while underwater – it growls at Juno.
1:34:12 – Juno appears in the car beside Sarah. [Video](original ending)
(Major scares in bold)
Download a .srt file of the jump scares in The Descent [more info].