We’ve got more found-footage headed our way (surprise!) in the form of a pretty wicked looking thriller from the filmmakers behind Quarantine and Devil. The Dowdle Brothers’ latest foray into the genre sees two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris. I really dig the approach they took the story of this one—what could have easily been just another creature flick where some kids get trapped underground has instead been turned into something entirely different. Have these archaeologists found hell on earth?
I still can’t wrap my head around this obsession with the found-footage genre, but it certainly looks like it’s here to stay so we might as well buckle up and try to enjoy the ride. So far I’m not in love with the title As Above, So Below but I really enjoyed the trailer and it’s at least aiming to deliver a new kind of story that looks legitimately creepy. Watch the trailer below and see what you think!
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 secret of what this city of the dead was meant to contain. 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.
As Above, So Below opens the gates of hell on August 15, 2014.
4 thoughts on “As Above, So Below trailer enters the catacombs”
This actually looks like it has potential to be above average… provided they didn’t give away everything in the trailer!
Yea, no kidding! Definitely looks like it could be solid.
I’m not a film critic, but even though it’s still “found footage”, with every movie it seems to get further and further away from the look of Blair Witch. At some point I see them losing the point or reasoning behind found footage all together… like a fine blurry line between a traditional film and found. This film looks cool and creepy though.
You’re definitely right about that. I actually like when films blend the two styles together. At this point I think found-footage movies are starting to be more of a turn off for horror fans than anything else.