Writers: John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle
Composer: Keefus Ciancia
Starring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Francois Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali Marhyar, Cosme Castro, Hamid Djavadan, Theo Cholbi, Emy Levy
More info: IMDb
Tagline: The only way out is down.
Plot: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
My rating: 7/10
Will I watch it again? Maybe.
I didn't know what to expect going in. I hadn't watched any trailers or read anything about it except that it was generally well-received and it took place in the catacombs below Paris. The setting was great, different, unusual and creepy. I really dug it. Horror movies that have a reality-based story and scares tend to do better with me and for a while it looked like that's where this picture was going. Then the supernatural aspect works its way into it and it took a few minutes for me to accept it. Once I did, though, I enjoyed it more. There's an interesting concept that gets realized in the final act that also took a while to seep in (for me at least) but it made for an unusual and satisfying conclusion. The filmmakers do a wonderful job of creating the catacombs and the creepy atmosphere therein. It is a found footage-ish film and the hand-held camera work got on my nerves a few times so if this isn't your bag you should probably skip it. I would've preferred a more traditional approach to the filming or at least keep the damn camera steady instead of giving the feeling like your slinging it around on a rope from time to time.