Traumatized Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) misplaced her husband and daughter in a automobile accident following a whitewater rafting journey, and a yr later, reunites together with her pals who have been on that very same journey to discover some caves. Sadly for them, monstrous “crawlers,” humanoid creatures that developed underground, fill the caves. Can the six ladies escape with their lives? Because the motion progresses, these whom the crawlers do not kill activate one another, and ultimately, solely Sarah survives. Within the American theatrical launch, she finds a gap, escapes to the floor, and drives away in her truck, as we get one final jump-scare when she sees a ghostly imaginative and prescient of her former buddy Juno, whom she injured and left to die after discovering out Juno had an affair together with her late husband.
The unique UK ending goes on one minute longer and divulges the escape was all in Sarah’s head. As she dies, she hallucinates her daughter and a birthday cake, the candles of which are literally her torch flickering out.
Director Neil Marshall agreed to the minimize if Lionsgate would assure a wider theatrical launch, which they did. In his thoughts, the U.S. ending is extra horrific, as a result of “Psychologically, she’s screwed. All her household and pals are gone, in essentially the most horrendous vogue, some killed by her hand… She survives, however she’s clearly out of her thoughts with worry and insanity.”
Within the (non-Marshall) sequel, she escapes with amnesia.