I feel like I’ve been watching a lot of cursed/haunted places movies and TV shows lately. Between the Vicious Brothers’ Grave Encounters and the live-action Uzumaki, I’m spending a lot of time watching hapless humans get trapped by sinister environments. I’m okay with that.
The latest is John Erick and Drew Dowdle’s As Above/ So Below, the Paris Catacombs thriller out this week from Universal and Legendary. Yahoo! debuted this new, extended trailer featuring some salty language, a couple of kills, and flashes of the red stuff from the upcoming found footage film.
As Above/ So Below stars Mad Men‘s Ben Feldman alongside Perdita Weeks (The Tudors), Edwin Hodge (The Purge: Anarchy), and François Civil (Frank) as members of a research expedition out to discover the secrets of the Sorcerer’s Stone beneath the streets of Paris. Of course, searching for ancient alchemical artifacts among the bodies of 6 million dead people is never a great idea, and the team find themselves confronted by all kinds of terrors from within their own minds and of the Catacombs themselves.
So why the black guy gotta get it first, huh? Ben Feldman is right there and ready to eat. Those Catacombs are racist, I tell you what.
You know what came to mind as I was watching the new trailer? The original Tales From the Crypt movie, where the cast of unlucky travelers were each exposed to their own sinful pasts along with the ironic and horrible deaths that lead them to the gates of hell.
Want even more As Above/ So Below goodness? Watch Jessica Chobot’s interviews with the cast and crewT, and then see what horrors the Catacombs had in store for her…