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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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John Erick Dowdle

Writers:

John Erick Dowdle (screenplay), Drew Dowdle (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Perdita Weeks ... Scarlett
Ben Feldman ... George
Edwin Hodge ... Benji
François Civil ... Papillon
Marion Lambert Marion Lambert ... Souxie
Ali Marhyar Ali Marhyar ... Zed
Cosme Castro Cosme Castro ... La Taupe
Hamid Djavadan Hamid Djavadan ... Reza (as Hamidreza Javdan)
Théo Cholbi ... Gloomy Teenager
Emy Lévy Emy Lévy ... Tour Guide (as Emy Levy)
Roger Van Hool Roger Van Hool ... Scarlett's Father
Olivia Csiky Trnka ... Strange Young Woman
Hellyette Bess Hellyette Bess ... Strange Old Woman
Aryan Rahimian Aryan Rahimian ... Iranian Armed Guard
Samuel Aouizerate Samuel Aouizerate ... Danny
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

The only way out is down.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Latin

Release Date:

29 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Above, So Below See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,342,000, 31 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,197,315, 3 October 2014
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As part of the promotion for the film, Felix Kjellberg (AKA PewDiePie) traveled through the Paris Catacombs. See more »

Goofs

When George tells Benji he was in a jail in Turkey, you can see Scarlett walking behind him (11:30) however, she's shown in front of him again in the next cut. 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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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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Descent into mediocrity…
24 August 2014 | by stingray_b5See all my reviews

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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