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As Above So Below
★★☆☆☆
Run Time: 93
Released: 2014
Reviewed: 12 Sep 2014
Viewed: 356 ¦  Comments
Category: Reviews, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
As Above So Below
  

Year: 2014
Directed By: John Erick Dowdle
Starring: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This weekend, I saw the new horror movie “As Above, So Below” – as usual, Spoilers below!

Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.

Honestly, I had mixed feelings on this one. It WAS a decent story.. but, I really think it could have been better if shot like a movie, and not in a “found footage” style, with shakey cam. The story gave the audience no chance to get to know the characters, outside of the “Why are you here” basics. As scenes unfolded, I honestly cared more about what was happening, than who it was happening to. I really couldnt have cared less about the characters.

Jump Scares.. I hate jump scares. Not because they scare me.. because they’re cheap, and DON’T scare me in the least. In one of the worst scenes, I guessed what was going to happen before it took place. There are faces carved into the walls.. oh.. mmmmm.. perhaps they’re attached to demons in the walls who’ll jump out and attack? (a few moments later) yup! called it.

Don’t get me wrong here, I did enjoy myself. The concept of Hell being below the Paris Catacombs is good. And the claustrophobic feel of the setting was intense. I just felt it could have been better.

I’ll give it 3 out of 5 stars. “Worth Watching”