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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)

Gross:

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

The film was actually filmed in the catacombs, not a set. See more »

Goofs

The characters dived into water several times, yet many scenes after their dive into the water show their head hair completely dry when they should be wet. See more »

Quotes

Scarlett: As above, so below. As I believe the world to be, so it is.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Sur La Planche 2013
Written by Sacha Got and Marlon Magnée
Performed by La Femme
Courtesy of Musique En Societe S.A.R.L.
By arrangement with Hyperion Music Services
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Pretty good. Much better than expected.
31 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, there aren't a ton of good Horrors out there that are truly original. I'm not saying this movie is one of them, but that lack of originality shouldn't be the reason to give any movie a lower score. Bringing fresh ideas to the Horror genre is difficult, mostly because it's difficult to find new ways to scare people. There aren't a ton of moments that make you jump, but I think the genre isn't really about making people jump anymore. Audiences have gotten good at predicting when these moments happen.

Where this movie does well, along with the rest of my favorite horror movies, is atmosphere. For me, having a dark, creepy atmosphere is far more important to success in this genre than getting people to leap out of their seats. The shaky-cam, found-footage style isn't that much of an issue for me either. Actually, I think still does a good job portraying realism, despite being a bit disorienting and annoying.

Story-wise, I'd say it's pretty unique. How many other horrors involving descent into the earth to find historical relics can you think of off the top of your head? One, two maybe... How many horrors can you think of off the top of your head involving a haunted house, a possessed child or doll, exorcism, a guy with a mask, or a cabin in the woods? 100? Not to say this is bad, but I'll gladly welcome anything outside traditional horror settings and scenarios. It does dip into the realm of ridiculousness as some points, but nothing too over-the-top and far-fetched for the situation. The acting is good and the characters are believable for the most part. I would have cleaned up the final act a little bit more, but it was good enough to keep me satisfied.

Not sure what the critics are bashing it for. If there is anything to really complain about it's not this movie, but the genre itself. That being said, lower your expectations and you might like it. I'd give it a solid 7 out of 10.


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