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Better yet, read the book. The movie was quite disappointing in comparison.
And extremely carnivorous, with an entire culture spanning thousands of miles and centuries upon centuries...
I love the novel this was loosely based on, great read if anyone has not checked it out yet
Ever since I read The White Road by Lotz and The Descent by Long , I’ve been particularly interested in caves/tunnels/tight places in horror. This film really scratched that itch.
The idea of (not sure if spoilers are allowed here) the type of world that was under there, the logistics of getting there, and the reality of what the other place was and it’s physics was also rather appealing.
The poster had completely new meaning to me after watching.
the descent by jeff long. https://www.amazon.com/Descent-Jeff-Long/dp/051513175X
sorry for link, on mobile. it inspired a movie by the same name, but is very different.
The Descent (Descent Series) https://www.amazon.com/dp/051513175X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bc.FDb6CP0SNK
Yeah, I love the horror fantasy as well. I'm sure you are familiar with the Hellraiser movies....and you may or may not be familiar with Lord of Illusions, but Barker's new book has the protagonist from LoI, who is a paranormal investigator, going to Hell to meet it's Priest, Pinhead. It's called the Scarlet Gospels and is the only one I haven't read yet and am really looking forward to.
Also, there were a series of books called Necroscope by Brian Lumley that you may enjoy.
I'm currently reading The Descent by Jeff Long and I can't put it down.
Year Zero by Jeff Long. It's more like plague apocalypse but trust me I find this book much much scarier than any zombie/monster apocalypse books I've read before.
Also the Descent from the same author. This one has real monster and body horror. I still suffered nightmares from it
I'm new to reddit so hope I didn't mess up posting links in comment too much >_<
edit: yep...messed up the link
I was going to say Jeff Long's - The Descent, but that's probably not it. But you may enjoy it anyways.
To follow up on this, if you don't want to go into caves but still want to experience the fright and thrill of them, read this book.
It's fantastic and scary and also makes you sit back and make you think.
The Descent by Jeff Long.
A couple of books that I enjoyed:
Felix Gilman - The Half-Made World
The lost city of Z
Jeff Long - The Descent
Edit: I would also check out Mark Hodder's Burton & Swinburne series. Book 3 Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon is what I was thinking of.
If you want a straightforward page-turner, try The Descent by Jeff Long. Turns out, a species of hominid diverged from homo sapiens a long time ago, and continued to evolve deep below the earth, in underground caves and tunnels. All of a sudden they seem to be coming to the surface to attack people, and we've got to stop 'em. To paraphrase one of the characters, "we've declared war on hell".
If you want something more challenging, how about House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. It's hard to describe this book, but if you get a chance to pick it up in the bookstore, flip through the pages and look at how it's laid out. The fonts and layout change, some pages only have a couple of words on them, some pages are printed diagonally, others reversed. The book itself is a mystery about a mystery. It may be a horror story, or it may not be, but it will definitely give you an uneasy feeling when you're out there in the woods.
If you want a book that may inspire you while you're out there, pretty much anything by John Muir would do, but how about The Wild Muir: Twenty-Two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures. I haven't read this book, but it's a compilation of his writing and I'm sure I've read many of the stories that go into it. Muir is a great lover of and writer about nature, and had a lot of adventures to draw from.
Have fun on your trip!
Is this the book you mean? I love that book so much. I have read it about 4-5 times, and it never is boring. Alas, I lent someone my copy long ago and they never returned it. Been wanting to read it again lately.