As it turns out, it appears that I am a big fan of AS ABOVE, SO BELOW. I’m a little startled by this newfound awareness but maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised; it was directed by JOHN ERICK DOWDLE the same guy who delivered above-average horror
PERDITA WEEKS stars as Scarlett Marlow who means to continue her father’s work in tracking down an Indiana Jones-
When I was a wee lad reading THE
Ah yes, one of my favorite hidden gems. There’s a reason you felt that “It’s almost as if they are literally traipsing through hell itself” and the story seemed like an adventure. As a hint, the sign on one door reads “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” which is found in the famous book this movie is loosely based upon.
As an aside, this movie was shot in the actual Parisian catacombs.
love this film.
I had this one confused with another catacombs-themed flick (which I did not like) and therefore did not watch it for about a year until I realized that AASB was a different film – and way better! I’m actually not claustrophobic, but by the time that they were like 7 levels down I was just wanting them to call it a day and head back.
I LOVE that they filmed in the actual catacombs. You can really feel the weight of the history there.
I used to have a store in a basement here in Philly and we put “Abandon all hope all ye who enter here” above the door- I always seemed to find work in basements somehow.
Right? It’s so unquestionably good I’m surprised by the bad review. Maybe it was a timing thing. I guess the premise is a little silly but I totally fall for it hook line and sinker. Love it.
I remember that movie! It was actually called Catacombs and it had Pink and Shannyn Sossamon in it! I have the screener from my video store days but never watched it. It’s on my desk now and I’m going to give it a chance soon – I don’t have high hopes though. I think they used the catacombs for a little bit in American Werewolf in Paris too.