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As Above, So Below (2014)

As Above, So Below (2014)

Country:  USA

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Main Stars: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Francois Civil, Marion Lambert

Storyline: A young woman gets a gang of explorers to venture into some catacombs underneath Paris to uncover the secret of the City of the Dead.

Review (Spoils): The young and beautiful Scarlett (Perdita Weeks) is an adventurous explorer who wants to live up to her father’s name and make sure his life and death was worth it.  She starts a documentary on her choices and her travels as she tries to break into where the City of the Dead is located. She travels to the eastern lands and cracks into a hidden catacomb and takes with her video and pictures of the lost words. She uses her charm and gets help from fellow explorer George (Ben Feldman) to get it translated and they end up in Paris. In Paris they track down a bigger group of young explorers and they travel underground to find the lost City of the Dead.

We have the typical young and wild party people, the very talented and gorgeous Perdita Weeks, ghosts, jumpy camera, a stone bull, flashes of supposedly scary people, some flying blows, a nasty gored out fall, a crazy head bash (one of the best in the film), a healing stone, the cute Marion Lambert, some closer phobic moments and the same damn film as Grave Encounters.

Rating: I was expecting a lot more from this film. I read a number of reviews and they seemed to be great but once I started watching the film it screamed Grave Encounters and/or a horrible version of [REC]. I am personally so tired of the video camera view when it comes to horror films. It has been overdone like 5 years ago! As soon as I see this now in a film I scream to myself no budget but wanted to make the film anyways. When you have such a beautiful talented actress like Perdita Weeks do not waste it with this replicated horror stuff. Such a waste.

4/10 Beers!




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Quarantine (2008)

Quarantine (2008)

Country: USA

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Stars: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short

Storyline:  A T.V reporter is looking for her big story and she get trapped in a building that is being quarantined for a deadly virus.

MV5BMjY0MDgwNTQ4OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzQzNjY3MQ@@._V1_SX214_Review (spoils): First off this is a remake of the classic film [Rec]. We have the attractive Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) hitting on fireman and trying to get the big storyline of her career. Well this ends with her on one of the emergency calls and leads to her being trapped in a building of a killer virus which makes people come back from the dead. She and many others such as tenants, paramedics, firemen and rescue aid are trapped inside an apartment complex as ravage zombie like people attack each other.

This is pretty much the same as the original except it is not as good. Jennifer Carpenter is hot but her character is annoying as hell. I wanted her killed off before it all really started. She is no Manuela Velasco from [Rec]. The gore is there and there are parts that make you jump but something in is missing in this remake, oh wait it’s the acting!!! Good gore but other than that it lacks.

Rating: Too be honest just watch [Rec] it is way better of a film then this one. It’s alright for what it is but man the original sky rockets it, stop with the remakes!



5/10 Beers!


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