Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bi-Monthly Movie Review: As Above , So Below

It's that time again! This time the horror movie "As Above, So Below."

This one is pretty easy. There are two different types of horror movies, the ones where you should pay attention to the beginning and the ones where you don't need to know what's going on beyond "guess which of these people will die". Usually, In this sub-genre of horror movies (the shakey, hand-held camera kind), with the exception of the original "Blair Witch Project", you don't need to pay attention for the first 20 minutes or so of movie (which is usually a lot of talking with no rhyme or reason beyond trying to establish why this is a shakey-cam movie in the first place).

All that being said, (much like the Blair Witch), a lot of relevant information is being given out during the first part of the movie that comes into play at the end of the movie.  So if you (like I did) weren't paying attention the only thing you can think of when unexplained things happen at the end of the movie is either "WTF?" or "man, I really should have been paying attention from the beginning.".

There were 4 (which is a lot for me) parts of the movie where I actually jumped, and I think it had to do with the characters being in a real creepy relatable situation (being lost in a maze of underground caverns trying to get out) and then some well timed "shock moments".

So, "Should I see it?" you ask. I say go see "The Decent" instead. this is. It has an even creepier feel, with some good action and interesting characters. Plus, it is about some people getting lost in caverns trying to escape, so really the same movie, only better.

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