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The headlamps used are all clearly on their lowest settings at all times. if they were at the highest or even "medium" settings, they would have illuminated the entirety of the confined spaces that the characters were in.
This was likely done to maintain some of "spookiness" that the film requires. See more »
As above, so below. As I believe the world to be, so it is.
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On the last seconds of the end credits, you can hear a character saying "The only way out is down", followed by some of the noises heard on the catacombs earlier in the film. See more »
Drei Phantasien Nach Friedrich Holderlin: III. Abendfantasie
Written by György Ligeti
Performed by Capella Amsterdam and Daniel Reuss
Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi S.A.
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A very neat idea that was ruined by the jump-scares that never seemed to fit.
"As above, so below as I believe the world to be, so it is." Scarlett (Weeks) is searching for the philosopher's stone and thinks she has finally found the resting place of it. She puts together a crew and heads to the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris. What they end up finding is something no one is prepared for. This is a difficult movie to review. The idea of a type of horror Indiana Jones/National Treasure is great. This starts off very strong and the fact that they actually filmed in the catacombs beneath Paris gave this "found footage" more of a reality based feel. The real downfall and problem with the movie is the horror aspect. The horror of the movie is really nothing more than jump scare after jump scare. Normally that isn't a terrible thing but in this movie it just doesn't make sense. You watch the interesting aspect of the explorers trying to figure out the symbols they find and then from out of nowhere someone jumps at the camera, then the exploring continues. The horror would have been better if it was done more suspenseful like The Cave rather than having it feel like an afterthought. Overall, a very neat idea that was ruined by the jump- scares that never seemed to fit. I give this a B.
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