|Good things rarely happen in tombs.|
I finally caught this film tonight and I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not sure why it hasn't gotten better reviews, it's a very effective horror movie.
The movie tells the story of a woman ( Perdita Weeks) who takes a group to the catacombs under Paris in search of the Philosopher's Stone.
Things start to go bad almost immediately, and then get even worse. I won't spoil anything by saying what it is that they encounter, but it was very different than I expected.
The movie does a great job conveying the claustrophobic feelings of the group. There were a few scenes where you could almost feel the walls closing in on you.
Some people have complained about the "found footage" angle of it. I can honestly say this is one film where that didn't bother me. By outfitting everyone in the group with a camera, we weren't limited to one POV. Before anyone asks, yes there is a reason that all the footage is edited together.
Check this movie out, and do it in the theater. This is a film that benefits from being seen with an audience.