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John Erick Dowdle's As Above, So Below is due to be released on August 15th in the United States.

"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."

Judging by the trailer, [As Above, So Below](movie:1284983) is looking pretty scary! If you're a fan of the Found Footage genre, here are a few great films that have already been made which you should check out if you haven't already!

Cloverfield (2008)

'During a surprise party, the lights go out and the ground begins to shake. With explosions happening everywhere, the party-goers decide to leave the apartment. Accompanied by a hand-held video camera, Hud manages to capture on film the terrifying incidents that occur.'

While some people were disappointed by the big "reveal" of the monster, it's still worth a watch just for the fact the found footage trick was used on such a huge scale.

Paranormal Activity (2007)

'After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.'

This is one of those movie franchises that you will either love or hate. Give it a try, you never know - it may be your new favorite film!

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Three film students travel to Maryland to make a documentary film about a local urban legend... The Blair Witch. The three went into the woods on a two day hike to find the Blair Witch, and never came back. One year later, their video footage was found in the woods. That footage was compiled and made into a movie. The Blair Witch Project.

Probably the most famous found footage movie of all time - The Blair Witch Project was a breakthrough movie in the late nineties.

Grave Encounters (2011)

"For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true."

Night-vision cameras make everything scarier...turn off all the lights, turn up the volume and get ready to jump!

[Rec] (2007)

""REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report. (IMDb)"

One of the BEST found footage films, it's a little bit zombie, and more than a little bit groundbreaking. It's Hollywood remake Quarantine was a smash. See the original if you haven't already!

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