As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below

John Erick Dowdle (2014)

89min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This by-the-book spook story follows a group of adventurers as they explore the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris in search of ancient artefacts, but find more than they bargained for. With surprises and dangers lurking around every corner, the mission becomes more about escape, as, one by one, members of the party are subjected to unseen terrors and picked off by ghostly apparitions. Perdita Weeks, as the Lara Croft-like leader of the expedition, makes a steely heroine, but her fellow subterranean thrill-seekers are drawn as uninteresting archetypes. It's a perfectly serviceable addition to the "found footage" genre of chillers from director/co-writer John Erick Dowdle (Devil), who puts cameras in each character's helmet, allowing quick cuts from one scene to another. But despite the claustrophobia of the setting, he never quite racks up enough tension for a full-on fright-fest.

Summary

An expedition ventures into a network of underground tunnels beneath Paris. As they explore the catacombs, the archaeologists experience a series of strange events and come under attack from a mysterious unknown force that seems to know their darkest secrets. Horror, starring Perdita Weeks and Ben Feldman.

Cast & Crew

Scarlett Perdita Weeks
George Ben Feldman
Benji Edwin Hodge
Papillon Francois Civil
Souxie Marion Lambert
Zed Ali Marhyar
La Taupe Cosme Castro
Reza Hamid Djavadan
Director John Erick Dowdle
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 29 Aug 2014
Drama