Up 97 this week

As Above, So Below (2014)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  29 August 2014 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 42,452 users   Metascore: 38/100
Reviews: 200 user | 186 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

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.



(screenplay), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Video

2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

Director: Scott Derrickson
Stars: Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn
Annabelle I (2014)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.

Director: John R. Leonetti
Stars: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.

Directors: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Michael King (Shane Johnson), who doesn't believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of ... See full summary »

Director: David Jung
Stars: Shane Johnson, Ella Anderson, Cara Pifko
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

What is taking Deborah Logan? Some memories are worth forgetting.

Director: Adam Robitel
Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang
Oculus I (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Director: Mike Flanagan
Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff
Sinister I (2012)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Director: Scott Derrickson
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three groups of people are trying to survive Purge Night, when their stories intertwine and are left stranded in The Purge trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

Director: James DeMonaco
Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford
Jessabelle (2014)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return -- and has no intention of letting her escape.

Director: Kevin Greutert
Stars: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter
Devil (2010)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Director: John Erick Dowdle
Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine
Insidious I (2010)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Director: James Wan
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins
The Babadook (2014)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Director: Jennifer Kent
Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall


Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Lambert ...
Ali Marhyar ...
Cosme Castro ...
La Taupe
Hamid Djavadan ...
Reza (as Hamidreza Javdan)
Théo Cholbi ...
Gloomy Teenager
Emy Lévy ...
Tour Guide (as Emy Levy)
Roger Van Hool ...
Scarlett's Father
Olivia Csiky Trnka ...
Strange Young Woman
Hellyette Bess ...
Strange Old Woman
Aryan Rahimian ...
Iranian Armed Guard
Samuel Aouizerate ...


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 Universal Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The only way out is down.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence/terror, and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

| |  »



| |

Release Date:

29 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Así en la Tierra como en el Infierno  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,284,110 (USA) (29 August 2014)


$21,197,315 (USA) (3 October 2014)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Not screened in advance for critics. See more »


The headlamps the characters wear are upside down. This was most likely done so the light didn't shine into the cameras. See more »


Scarlett: If we find the chamber, then that's the way out. We'll find a way out.
Souxie: Are you sure?
Scarlett: I think I'm sure.
See more »

Crazy Credits

On the last seconds of the end credits, you can hear a character saying "The only way out is down", followed by some of the noises heard on the catacombs earlier in the film. See more »


Written by Sacha Got, Marlon Magnée and Clémence Quélennec
Performed by La Femme
Courtesy of Musique En Societe S.A.R.L.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Incredibly original in comparison to every horror movie coming out lately.

"As Above, So Below"

I pondered this film for some time now. I've been trying to understand why it's done so poorly for the critics (not that that affects my opinion about a film). But I just didn't understand how we could have such stark differences in opinions about this film. I've heard it called, chiched, forced, just like all the other found footage films in this "saturated genre". And I thought none of those were true about this film. Save maybe "forced" in some moments.

Where to begin with this convoluted breakdown. The film clearly had some absurd qualities. First and foremost is the painfully contrived female protagonist. A mid-twenties girl who is fluent in 4 languages and 2 dead languages and 2 PhD's. Oh and a black belt in Krav Maga. She was beautiful, adventurous, intelligent, brave. Really? Too much. Waaay too much. HOWEVER. I know why they did it. For the sake of the story they needed a character who could do all of those things. The solution to this would've been simply to cast an older person. But that wouldn't cater to the targeted audience. They needed a full cast of young 20 somethings. There were other small things that were a little far fetched. Like "oh they conveniently had enough cameras for everyone and they never broke or got water damage." Of course. For the sake of a film in this type of genre to continue that had to be the case.

First I would like to debunk the myth that the "found footage" genre is saturated and overdone. Let me think of a couple memorable found footage films: "The Blair Witch Project".... "Paranormal Activities".... ummmm..... "Cloverfield"? I mean that's really all that stands out to me, but I'm not an avid horror fan. Maybe "Quarantine". The point is if you wanna complain about over done genres maybe you should look more in the direction of "If I stay", or "The Maze Runner" and movies alike. Or Exorcism movies. Oh. My. Gosh. Talk about overdone.

No other movie has beautifully meshed these two genres together. Historical-Mystery- Adventure and Horror. Maybe "The Mummy" but even that wasn't really going for HORROR. And maybe that's why I particularly enjoyed this film so much. I love the Historical adventures such as "Indiana Jones", "Laura Croft", "National Treasure". And they painted an idea that I don't think has been done a lot or very well. I've never seen a film that has painted Hell like they did. And I'm gonna be real, I was very creeped/stressed/scared. I think it's strongest point was it's middle act. It's build up to the finale was very well done. I continually had a sharp pain in my chest until the end. Also "George" was a pretty good actor. And the french people. Change the main girl and you've got a great movie.

In the end my reasons for why I liked it so much was that it was a fresh horror, unlike.. oh... I dunno... the thousands of possession and exorcism movies that come out every freaking year. And the concept was really intriguing.

As far as horror movies go? 9/10

162 of 228 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Way over most people's heads... sinsemilla420071
i laughed out loud when foxyrabbit
Mysterious Hooded Figure on the Chair? Dragonair88
9/10 When it comes to horror. Grothian
Let's make a list of s**t wrong with this movie. Add your own. jpmv88
Is this based on a true/events/story? emscott3002
Discuss As Above, So Below (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: