As Above, So Below

7 Horror Movies to Watch If You Like ‘As Above, So Below’

If you’re a fan of the intense, claustrophobic horror found in As Above, So Below, then you’ve probably been searching for similar movies ever since you first saw it. This sub-genre of horror, which often involves terrifying journeys into dark, confined spaces, is rich with films that deliver the same spine-chilling thrills. Here are ten movies that I believe capture that same sense of dread and adventure, perfect for any horror enthusiast looking for their next scare.

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1. The Pyramid (2014)

Directed by Grégory Levasseur and starring Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, and Denis O’Hare, The Pyramid takes us into the heart of an ancient Egyptian tomb. When a team of archaeologists unearth a buried pyramid, they quickly realize they’re not alone. This film combines the eerie atmosphere of ancient curses with the claustrophobic terror of being trapped underground, making it very similar to As Above, So Below.

2. Catacombs (2007)

Catacombs, directed by Tomm Coker and David Elliot, stars Shannyn Sossamon and singer Pink. The movie is set in the catacombs beneath Paris, where a young woman becomes lost during a rave. The film’s setting, disturbing images, and its relentless pace keep the tension high, making it another very similar experience to As Above, So Below.

3. The Descent (2005)

Neil Marshall’s The Descent is a modern horror classic starring Shauna Macdonald and Natalie Mendoza. This film follows a group of friends on a caving expedition that goes horribly wrong when they encounter deadly creatures lurking in the dark. The Descent‘s intense atmosphere and suspense make it one of the best horror films of its kind.

4. The Cave (2005)

Directed by Bruce Hunt and starring Cole Hauser, Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Daniel Dae Kim and Morris Chestnut, The Cave follows a team of divers exploring an underwater cave system who encounter deadly creatures. The film’s mix of action, horror, and stunning underwater sequences make it a thrilling watch for fans of subterranean horror.

5. The Tunnel (2011)

Carlo Ledesma’s The Tunnel stars Bel Deliá and Andy Rodoreda. This Australian found-footage horror film follows a news team investigating mysterious disappearances in the abandoned tunnels beneath Sydney. This movie takes a realistic approach to the genre with its mockumentary style, and its use of actual underground locations make it feel even more authentic.

6. Creep (2004)

Directed by Christopher Smith and starring Franka Potente, Creep is set in the London Underground, where a woman finds herself locked in overnight. As she tries to find a way out, she discovers she’s being hunted by a monstrous creature. This is a hidden gem in my opinion and it’s a lot of fun to watch.

7. Barbarian (2022)

Directed by Zach Cregger and starring Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, and Justin Long, Barbarian follows a woman who rents an Airbnb for the night and discovers there’s already a man staying there. As the movie goes on, things get crazier and the plot twists into something you’d probably never expect. I recommend going in knowing as little as possible!

These films capture the same claustrophobic fear and adventurous spirit as As Above, So Below. Each one offers its unique take on the horror of being trapped in dark, in confined spaces underground, making them some of my favorite types of movies to watch. What are some of your favorites?

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