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.


John Erick Dowdle


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


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 »

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Not screened in advance for critics. See more »


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 »


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 »


Drei Phantasien Nach Friedrich Holderlin: III. Abendfantasie
Written by György Ligeti
Performed by Capella Amsterdam and Daniel Reuss
Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi S.A.
By arrangement with Harmonia Mundi USA and Source/Q
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Creepy as hell (see what I did there?!)
26 February 2021 | by Just-A-Girl-14See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. I wish it was easier to find horror movies that are as creepy as this one. Most horror films lack a good plot. Not this one. I enjoyed the archeological/mystical aspect of it. Basically it's an exploration expedition going really wrong. I have to say I felt really claustrophobic watching them crawl in those scary tunnels. I also liked the reference to Dante's Inferno. It's sort of a modern way to tell the story. It wasn't a perfect movie but it was really good. The acting, filming and direction were good and so was the writing. I also liked the fact that it was not too gory. Most horror movies are filled with stupid characters, cheap jump scares and lots of blood and gore. Here we have an interesting plot and well written characters and even though some of their decisions weren't the smartest (like going in there in the first place) most were justified (like when they had no other choice). All in all I thought the movie was pretty good and definitely worth a watch.

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Release Date:

29 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Above, So Below See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,632,820, 31 August 2014

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1.85 : 1
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