As Above, So Below

Synopsis: Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.
Director(s): John Erick Dowdle
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 6 nominations.
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93 min


I've just crossed the Iranian border

en route to the Habala region

where they've

ordered the destruction

of a network of caves

by sundown tonight.

I believe that these

caves might contain

a critical missing

piece of our history.

If I'm found dead,

please know that I entered this

country of my own free will,

fully knowing that the

punishment for trespassing here

is burial up to

your neck in sand

and having a rock wall

pushed on top of you.

But they would have

to catch me first.

Hurry. Come.



Thank you.

If they catch you, it would

be very bad for you.

Yes, I know, Reza.

We will be quick.


Here it is.

Here, use the ladder.



- We haven't got much time.

- I know, I know.

They have already

cleared the area.

I know, Reza.


Just follow me. Follow.

Come on.

Watch your step here. It's fine.

Go, just go.

Yes. Come on.

Turn off the light.

Turn off the light!

Come on. Right this way.

We need to leave.

We are too late.

No, they are not blowing the

caves up until sundown.

We still have a few minutes.

We're not leaving.

Hurry, hurry!


Come on.



My God!

It's even more beautiful

than in the picture.


We must hurry, please.


There's more.

What are you doing?

They're going to

blow it up anyway.

I can't think straight

with this thing on my head.

They will

hear you. Stop!

I just need one minute.

My God.

My God.



Do you know what this is?

I don't know.

My God.

It's the Rose Key.



Please hurry.

I'll be quick.

Scarlett, stop it.

Come on.

I have to scan these markings.

I'm not leaving.

We must leave.

Now! I can hear them.

My father searched his

entire life for this.

I can't leave now.

I have to get this.

I'm sorry, Scarlett.

I have a family!

I know. It's okay.

Be careful.

I won't be long.

Be careful!

Come on.

Come on, Scarlett.


Okay. Okay.




Shit! God!

Reza! Reza!

Reza! Reza!


Over here! Scarlett!

Come over!

Come on.

Are you okay, dear?

Are you okay?

Come on.

Give me your hand.

I got it! I got it!

You remind me so

much of your father.

But, Scarlett,

you must be more careful.

His quest was a path to madness.

My father wasn't crazy.

Everyone who hunts for

Flamel's stone is crazy.

They all wind up dead.

- Do I look in the camera?

- Yeah. Thank you.

That's weird.

So, you can start

by introducing yourself.


My name is Scarlett Marlowe

and I'm a professor at

University College, London.

I have a Ph.D. in urban archeology,

a master's in chemistry

and another Ph.D.

in symbology.

I'm also fluent in four spoken

languages and two dead ones.

And I am a black belt in

Krav Maga, so watch out.

That's a lot of degrees

for someone your age.

Yeah. My father insisted. We

had a very studious household.

Excuse me. One second.




Merci beaucoup.

Thank you.

You really need to learn French.

Yeah, I do need to learn French.

Your father.


What did he teach you about

the philosopher's stone?

Everything. That it's

an elusive substance

that could turn

base metals into gold

and can provide

the key to eternal life.

Sort of crude representation,

but basically

the creation of the stone

was the goal of alchemy

which was an early

form of science

which studied transformation

in all its forms.

And my father was

actually the world's

preeminent historian in alchemy.

So, your father, there

was a lot of speculation

that he was mentally unstable.

Is there any truth to that?

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John Erick Dowdle

John Erick Dowdle (born December 1973) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for horror films. He usually works with his brother Drew Dowdle as a producer and co-screenwriter. more…

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