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Welcome to Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that talks about horror movies! In episode 61 about As Above So Below your hosts Mary Kay, Rachel, and Mary answer important questions like these:
What terrifying place would you choose to explore? And who is your dream team? And love interest? Why does that inscription rhyme in English? Do we like the found footage execution? Why was this premise so brain-meltingly dumb? Is this movie scary? Are we just going to ignore the cult? Would you really just go ask for this criminal trespasser by name in a night club? Did Benji disappoint you the most? Do beautiful, petite white ladies with clavicles of steel really get forgiven for Turkish prisons so easily? (Rachel weighs in!) Why didn’t we get to stay in Iran? Why would Nicholas Flamel know Aramaic? Does anyone else hate acronyms? With this deductive logic, why weren’t they on Legends of the Hidden Temple? Why/how/for why does Scarlett have all of these random degrees? Is this a video game? Is Scarlett Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? How is this woman not hospitalized? Why be scared when you could be just NOT UNDERGROUND? What’s the first thing you’d do when you survive the adventure?
As Above So Below (2014)– Written and directed by John Erick Dowdle. Performances by Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, and Francois Civil.
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Supernatural
Where to watch: Netflix
Summary: Archaeologist Scarlett Marlowe (Perdita Weeks) has devoted her whole life to finding one of history's greatest treasures: Flamel's Philosopher's Stone. According to legend, the artifact can grant eternal life and turn any metal into gold. When she learns that the stone is hidden underground in the Catacombs of Paris, she assembles a crew to guide and document her historic mission. As they begin their descent, the team-members have no way of knowing that they are entering their own personal hell.
“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker
When she was like, Let’s go into the earth to search for this alchemical agent, I would have been like, No.—Mary Beyer
All of the obstacles are false obstacles.—Mary Beyer
So we’re just going to ignore the cult?—Mary Kay McBrayer
Commit to ONE ridiculous premise.—Rachel Estridge
And then, boom, we’re in Paris.—Mary Kay McBrayer
Nicholas Flamel wakes up and says, ‘Get out of my room.’—Mary Beyer
I would never compare Scarlett to my beloved, beloved Rock. She IS a rock. She is basically a rock.—Mary Beyer
If she left me in a Turkish prison… I don’t care how beautiful she is, don’t show up at my work place!—Mary Kay McBrayer