Is As Above, So Below actually scary?
The found footage genre has unleashed some truly horrifying films into the genre for horror fans to scare themselves with such terror tests as Paranormal Activity, The Blair Witch Project, Rec., Cloverfield, Area 51, and several others. One that went somewhat under the radar that Netflix subscribers should absolutely check out is the 2014 sleeper hit As Above, So Below that stars Perdita Weeks and Superstore’s Ben Feldman.
The frightening flick is from director John Erick Dowdle, who helmed the 2008 non-stop found-footage scare-fest thrill ride that was Quarantine. He also directed every episode of the riveting and suspenseful, series Waco which breached Netflix’s top ten when it first arrives don the service, which means he knows how to keep viewers jumping out of their seat more often than not.
As Above, So Below follows a group of explorers venturing into the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris. While venturing headfirst into the unknown, they come across all kinds of strange occurrences, and its almost as if they end up passing through the gates of hell. If this is the case, the underworld is much more terrifying then anyone. Could have imagined, and this exceptional found footage endeavor does a superb job of throwing viewers into all the mayhem. Found footage films are meant to bring the person watching into the experience, which is why they aren’t as much fun watching in a crowded theater than they are in the quiet darkness of their own home. So next time you want to give yourself a good scare, turn out the lights, lock the door, and experience As Above, So Below on Netflix the way it was meant to be seen, with no one around to spoil the nightmarish endeavor.