As Above/So Below | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only

As Above/So Below

As Above/So Below


Rated R · 93 minutes · 2014

Horror, Thriller
An intriguing and intensely creepy premise is sqaundered on this rudimentary found-footage horror film. A young archaeologist enlists a pair of colleagues and a trio of thrill seekers to help search the Catacombs of Paris for the mythical philosopher's stone; when they wind up lost in a cursed section deep underground, their innermost demons come out to haunt them, the Lovecraftian metaphor being that this labyrinthine ossuary is akin to an ailing subconscious. Similar to Neil Marshall's zombie chiller The Descent (2005), this deals in claustrophobic dread, and there are some genuinely squirmy scenes that find the actors squeezing through tight spaces. But the banal dialogue and poor performances zap the tension, and the surreal scares quickly lose steam. John Erick Dowdle directed.
Official Site:
Director: John Dowdle
Producer: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Drew Dowdle, Patrick Aiello and Alex Hedlund
Cast: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali Marhyar, Cosme Castro, Hamidreza Javdan, Théo Cholbi, Emy Levy and Roger Van Hool

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for As Above/So Below


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.