The Cave

Theatrical Release: August 26, 2005
The Cave


In this horror film set in the mountains of Romania, explorers come upon an abandoned Catholic church and discover a vast cave beneath. The explorers are lost, and the mystery of their disappearance is forgotten until years later. During a scientific study of these mountains led by Dr. Nicholai (Marcel Iures) and his assistant, Katherine (Lena Headey), the cave is rediscovered. The world’s finest spelunkers accept the challenge of searching the depths of the cave for its secrets. Jack (Cole Hauser) leads the team (Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian, Rick Ravanello, Piper Perabo, Daniel Dae Kim) who soon discovers that the cave is inhabited by strange creatures. They find the remains of previous explorers, and the bloodthirsty creatures begin their assault on their new prey. The explorers must conqueror the cave’s natural obstacles and horrific inhabitants.

Dove Review

In this hybrid Aliens meet Jaws thriller, you are kept on the edge of your seats as a team of Cave diving experts search for a way out of the underground cave they are trapped in. One by one they are hunted by the creatures. And, one by one, we are witness to their gruesome fates.

While the violence was only somewhat above our acceptable level, the language was clearly not meant for the family. In fact, it only took about 1 minute into the film for the language to exceed our standards. As such, Dove cannot approve this film.

Content Description

Sex: none
Language: 3 GD, 2 S, 4 Christs, 2 A, 4 H
Violence: 2 Men punch each other, Man impaled by stalactites while alive, Creatures attack humans (bloody)
Drugs: none
Nudity: Women in bathing suites
Occult: none


Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Director: Bruce Hunt
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe