As Above, So Below

September 19th, 2014


As Above, So Below

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When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 6.4/10 (241 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Stars: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge

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. Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, the psychological thriller is produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Drew Dowdle and Patrick Aiello. Alex Hedlund serves as the executive producer.

Writers: Drew Dowdle, John Erick Dowdle

Perdita Weeks - Scarlett
Ben Feldman - George
Edwin Hodge - Benji
François Civil - Papillon
Marion Lambert - Souxie
Ali Marhyar - Zed
Cosme Castro - La Taupe
Hamid Djavadan - Reza
Théo Cholbi - Gloomy Teenager
Emy Lévy - Tour Guide
Roger Van Hool - Scarlett's Father
Olivia Csiky Trnka - Strange Young Woman
Hellyette Bess - Strange Old Woman
Aryan Rahimian - Iranian Armed Guard
Samuel Aouizerate - Danny

Taglines: The only way out is down.


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 29 August 2014

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User Review



AASB starts off interestingly enough but looses itself shortly after it enters the Parisian catacombs. The "R" rating is meant to attract teenagers, not to tell adults this creation is targeted at them.

As this film progresses you will repeatedly swap incomprehension with boredom. What little acting there is holds barely in one hand due to the flagrant inexperience of the cast (which could be forgiven and I wish them luck). You will spend more time asking yourself how the makers thought they would get away with recycling the sets over and over with hardly any decent special or sound effects considering the subject matter or horror genre. This third rate movie was made on a shoestring budget and it shows. AASB is unfortunately not worth seeing at full ticket price. You might make better use of the money by having a cocktail or lunch somewhere.

When the end credits roll right after the expected unsatisfying ending, you will head for the exit wondering with incredulity what you've just seen and cry over the 93 minutes of your life you will never get back. My date suggested we should ask for our money back… it was that bad, consider yourself warned. (We didn't ask for our money back, we were that generous in these difficult times.)


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