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As Above, So Below (2014)

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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.

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Benji
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Papillon
Marion Lambert ...
Souxie
Ali Marhyar ...
Zed
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 ...
Danny
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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

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The only way out is down.


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

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29 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Así en la Tierra como en el Infierno  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

This was the first ever production that secured permission from the French government to film in the catacombs. The film utilizes a set of narrow, winding tunnels of the Paris catacombs, complete with real mint skeletons creepily arranged centuries ago. See more »

Goofs

After Scarlett heals the wound on Souxie's arm with the stone, Souxie's sleeve is left bloody and with big holes in it. When they've gone through the underwater tunnel and are approaching La Taupe, Souxie's sleeve is clean and there are no holes in it. See more »

Quotes

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.
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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 »


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Hypsoline
Written by Sacha Got, Marlon Magnée and Clémence Quélennec
Performed by La Femme
Courtesy of Musique En Societe S.A.R.L.
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Decent but no prize for originality
21 August 2014 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

As I'm currently living in Paris and actually visited the Catacombes a few days earlier, I had high hopes for this film. The setup of the movie is promising as well, because the Catacombes can be quite scary. Therefore, a lot of ingredients for a good scary movie.

Alas, it turned out to be nothing of the sort. A very far-fetched plot, predictable scares, and the overly shaky hand-cam which is past its prime were the culprits of my disappointment. Add to that some flimsy romantic love story, and you got a mediocre film at best.

However, I do not want to give the impression that this movie was all bad. There were some pretty decent scares despite their lack of originality. I'm sure that if this movie would have come out ten years ago, it could have been a major hit. But after Blair Witch Project, Rec, and Paranormal Activity, it is difficult to insert a new angle into the whole hand-cam-genre.

So if you just want a decent scary movie for 90 minutes while keeping your expectations limited, Catacombes would be a decent choice.


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