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The Descent

Horror In The Caves

Sunday 28th October | Doors: 20:30 | Film Start: 20:45 | Approx. end: 22:15

It’s back… Venture deep into Redcliffe Caves – if you’re brave enough – for the latest instalment of our infamous Horror In The Caves series. Enter through our military tent on Redcliffe Wharf, grab a drink from our pop-up bar to steel your nerves, and step foot inside one of Bristol’s most unusual and exclusive locations for another season of classic and contemporary horror movies.

As per tradition, we conclude our Horror In The Caves series with a screening of the ultimate subterranean nightmare, The Descent.

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The Descent

2005 | 18 | 95 mins

To help recover from the trauma of a tragic accident, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) attends a caving expedition with a group of friends. When the group end up trapped underground after a freak rockfall, finding an alternative route to the surface becomes a race for survival – but it soon transpires that they are not alone in this subterranean labyrinth.

Starring: Shauna Macdonald | Natalie Mendoza | Alex Reid | Saskia Mulder | MyAnna Buring | Nora-Jane Noone
Director: Neil Marshall
Screenplay: Neil Marshall
Producer: Christian Colson

THEY SAY: “Finally, a scary movie with teeth, not just blood and entrails — a savage and gripping piece of work that jangles your nerves without leaving your brain hanging […] This is the fresh, exciting summer movie I’ve been wanting for months. Or for years, it seems. – Roger Ebert, 2005

WE SAY: This visceral beast of a movie has rightfully been hailed as a modern classic – and of course it’s the perfect fit to end our annual run at Redcliffe Caves. These screenings always sell out fast, so be sure to book now to ensure that you too can have the wits scared out of you deep underground this autumn.



  • Our stewards reserve the right to refuse entry to those who they believe to be under the appropriate age for each film’s BBFC certification who cannot produce photographic ID. Refunds will not be issued if somebody who fails to produce ID is subsequently refused entry to the venue. Please bear in mind that the Caves are an intense environment and may not be suitable for younger children, even if the film is PG rated – parental discretion is advised.
  • Due to the cave’s status as a protected environment, no food is permitted into the venue. Drinks will only be permitted into the venue in plastic containers. Personal alcohol supplies may not be brought into the Caves; the onsite bar will be selling several ales from the Wickwar Wessex range. Please bring ID as our stewards will operate a Challenge 25 policy.
  • Please be aware that drunken or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated in the caves. If an individual appears to be under the influence of alcohol, or is acting in a manner deemed inappropriate by our staff, they may be removed from the venue.
  • It is advisable to wear warm, weather-appropriate clothing in the caves as well as sturdy, appropriate footwear. The caves can be cold, particularly at night, and are uneven underfoot in places. Seating is provided, but guests are welcome to bring additional cushions and blankets if they wish, although it is worth noting that they may get dusty!
  • Please follow the instructions of onsite stewards at all times, and remain on the clearly designated paths. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the premises. In the case of an emergency, the event stewards are fully briefed and will instruct you on the necessary actions to take.