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The Cave

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Cole Hauser, The Cave
The Cave: Cos Aelenei

The Cave

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
97 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/26/05
performer:
Cole Hauser, Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut, Daniel Dae Kim
director:
Bruce Hunt
distributor:
Screen Gems Inc.
author:
Michael Steinberg, Tegan West
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Horror

We gave it a C-

With The Cave, horror hits a new low. Not in the pejorative sense of the word — we speak of spelunking, people. Cole Hauser leads a group of explorers into a mysterious network of caverns, where they encounter something…hungry. Or perhaps just morally ambiguous, given the film’s tagline is ”Beneath heaven lies hell. Beneath hell lies…The Cave.” First-time director Bruce Hunt built his massive labyrinth on a Romanian soundstage and shot exteriors in Mexico. The dark, dank, complicated shooting experience was…totally fun? ”It was like Survivor,” says Hunt. ”At a certain point, you just go, ‘I want off the island.”’