10/29/17 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #29 – As Above So Below.

I know, I know, you’re done with found-footage movies. Trust me, for the most part I am too. I’m glad the trend is slowing down, but even when these movies were at their peak and new found-footage flicks came out constantly, every once in a while one stuck out to me. That was the case here. I dug As Above So Below. To some it may be goofy and ridiculous, but for those of us horror fans who love adventure/treasure hunt movies, filled with historical clues, this is the scary flick for you. It also helps that I’m fascinated with any movie that deals specifically with the religious ideas of Hell. I can’t help myself… I LOVE Hell movies. That must be my religious upbringing coming out. As Above So Below is about a female professor who has dedicated her life to following the whereabouts of Nicholas Flemel and discovering the fabled Philosopher’s Stone. Through a series of circumstances they discover that it’s buried beneath the catacombs of Paris. Thus begins the downward trek into adventure, filled with claustrophobic sequences, a million skeletons, and possibly a journey into Hell itself. Like most found footage films, the first half is definitely dedicated to the setup while the second half is where things really get going. And when they get going, they really get going. I won’t ruin anything for you, but there are some seriously creepy moments later on where the use of the first person camera is used to a great extent. Although, I can’t dismiss the opening of this film either. The scenes that take place in Iran are fascinating. Yes, some of it may be a little cheesy, but I found myself all in. The lead actress reminds me a lot of Daisy Ridley and she does a great job. In the end, if you enjoy puzzles, history, and have a bizarre fascination with all things Hell like me, there’s no way you won’t enjoy this film. Be prepared for some great jump scares as well for good measure.

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