The picture on the left is from the Catacombs of Paris, which I took myself. If you haven’t seen them, they’re worth checking out. They’re also a bit on the morbid side, but as far as I am concerned were the primary motivator for me visiting Paris in the first place. I was so impressed that when I recently learned that a gym buddy was going there on his honeymoon, I suggested a visit.
Then again, maybe millions of skulls and femurs aren’t what most couples want to see on their honeymoon. Currently, I don’t have any plans to return to Paris, though if I do I’ll definitely hit the Catacombs again.
Moviemakers have caught on to their awesomeness as well, and the latest film to exploit it is As Above, So Below.
It’s directed by John Erick Dowdle, who did Devil (which was pretty good despite being produced by M. Night Shyamalan) and Quarantine (a remake of the 2007 movie [Rec]).
The trailer looks like a typical found footage movie, though the angle that the caves seem to be playing upon the explorers’ fears or traumas is an interesting one, though I am not entirely sure if it’s enough.