Overall Rank: 14332
Average Rating: 2.3/4
# of Ratings: 25
Theatrical Release Date: 08/29/2014
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/02/2014
Genre: Horror, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Actors: Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Perdita Weeks, François Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali Marhyar
Plot: Beneath the city of Paris is the world's largest grave - miles of catacombs where the dead lie entombed. But a group of people exploring this vast city of the dead uncover something far more sinister and find the greatest threat may come from within their own haunted past. -- Chris Kavan
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Amy - wrote on 11/17/2018
I'm not opposed to all found-footage movies, but the premise of this one would have been far better served by a more traditional horror style. It could have been brooding, creepy, and visually evocative instead of jumpy and shouty. Best thing about this movie remains the poster.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/27/2016
I appreciate the effort the filmmakers went to in filming in the actual catacombs in Paris - the movie does get that claustrophobic tension right. But the movie, in my opinion, just isn't that scary. It has a convoluted plot (about the philosophers's stone, going through hell and reliving past trauma) but, in the end, it's another mediocre found-footage experience. OK if you need a horror fix, but otherwise you could skip it.
Indyfreak - wrote on 01/10/2015
This is not a horror movie per se but rather a claustrophobic treasure hunt movie a la The Goonies but with even more cursing. In this respect, it's entertaining but if you're expecting jump-out scares, gore, or anything dealing with horror movies at all, you will be sorely disappointed.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/24/2014
To the people who said they are stick and tried of found footage movies, well your not alone.
The story is about a group of people exploring this vast city of the dead uncover something far more sinister and find the greatest threat may come from within their own haunted past.
Okay am not going to lie about this but when this movie started I was thinking to myself "This is dreadful" and am not kidding you. The movie began so awful and so slow paste I was already checked out. But as the film went along it started to be okay, but then the ending happened and that's where it got good. If you hate Jump scares in horror films then good luck trying to get through this movie, because Jump scares happen a lot in this movie. The characters are just they to die or to explain stuff that …
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 08/29/2014
I’ve had enough of these found footage films. The Blair Witch project came out a decade and a half ago, and it doesn’t really hold up. So why are we still riding the trend it started? I’m not a horror fan, so correct me if I don’t understand the horror community, but I can’t imagine that they are still excited about this genre.
That last Paranormal Activity was the most underwhelming in the series, and recent movies like The Conjuring and The Purge, which are decidedly not found footage, have become some of the most popular horror movies of all time. When are filmmakers going to get it through their skulls that people don’t buy the shtick anymore?
As Above so Below is a fairly cookie cutter entry in the genre, and I honestly don’t know what there is to say about …
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