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.
Director: John E. Dowdle
Cast: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge.
Release Date: Aug 29, 2014
Runtime: 1 hr. 0 min.
Genres: Documentary, Suspense/Thriller
Being a fan of the horror genre can be hard from time to time. Sure you do get the occasional surprise but there’s a lot of garbage out there as well. It’s a common problem with films that can be made on the cheap. Add to it the “found footage” subgenre and you’ll have to deal with a lot of subpar films. As Above, So Below is a rather frustrating film because it does have an interesting premise and it could of turned into a rather impressive Dante’s Inferno type film. Sadly, it only touches on its potential, it randomly hits some solid notes especially in its frenetic finale but never maintains its. Add to it that you don’t care about any of the character especially when they make the stupidest decisions possible at evey turn. As Above, So Below is one of those horror films that loses any semblance of horror so quickly that it becomes a laughfest as you watch idiotic characters do idiotic things, thankfully it’s over quickly.