Monday, April 26, 2010

Horror at Home: The Descent 2

This week's Horror at Home was going to be Troma's Tromeo & Juliet, but Troma has delayed the title for a second time. So my pick this week is Lionsgate's The Descent 2. I reviewed the movie in this week's Killer Minis, so I am going to talk about the dvd.

Lionsgate has given us another winner when it comes to this movie's dvd. The picture, presented in the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is enhanced for 16x9 tvs, is really good. Black levels are deep and the sense of claustrophobia, that was so well handled in the first movie, is very well handled her too. The sound, a 5.1 Dolby Digital mix, is very good as well. The balance between dialogue and effects is good, and the surrounds capture the errieness of the situation nicely.

Lionsgate has given us some decent extras for the movie as well. We get an amusing commentary by the director and some of the actors. The making of featurette has a little too much EPK feeling to it, but it gets the job done. We also get some forgettable deleted scenes and a storyboard gallery.

If you are a fan of the original movie, there is no reason for you not to pick this up. If you are a horror fan, then give it a rental. The movie is good and the dvd is worth checking out.


  1. What a relief! I loved the original and feared they would ruin it for me if there was a bad second one.

  2. I had the same fears as Autumn, but I watched it last night and was pleasantly surprised.
    I haven't watched the extras yet, but as they get a thumbs up I might give them a go.