Found footage horror movie As Above, So Below follows a team of urban explorers into the catacombs beneath Paris, home to "200 miles of tunnels right underneath our feet!" as announced in the trailer by Perdita Weeks, who plays urban archeology student Scarlett Marlowe. "Holding the remains of six million corpses," replies fellow explorer George, played by Ben Feldman. You can imagine what happens next: images of walls built from skulls, enveloping darkness, nightmarish visions of each character's past, and what looks like the Grim Reaper's hood, all viewed from the perspective of a GoPro.
"Tell me we just didn't go in a circle," says Weeks's Marlowe in the red band trailer. (Of course they did.)
Sadly, for every truly memorable found-footage horror movie, there are eleven derivatives. Here are our picks for the eleven best found-footage flicks, from The Blair Witch Project, which put the genre on the map in 1999, to ones released just this summer. More than a few are available on-demand, as well. And remember to keep your cameras recording.
The Street Fair returned to Old Towne Orange over Labor Day Weekend. The masses flocked to the Circle to partake in international food, fun and oh, yeah, beer. All images by Ed Carrasco.See AlsoAn Ode to the the Street FairThrice's Riley Breckenridge's Thoughts on the Street Fair
The 21st Annual Civil War Days Living History & Reenactment took place at Central Park in Huntington Beach on August 30 and 31. All images by Eric Hood.
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Anime California, an annual Anime and video games convention, took place at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove. All images by Brian Feinzimer.
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Hurricane Marie travelled up from Cabo to SoCal, bringing with it some incredible surf. By the amount of onlookers, it's obvious we're not used to seeing waves this crazy in OC. Brave surfers headed out to The Wedge in Newport for the full experience. All images by Kevin Warn.
A Club Called Rhonda brought influential Italian DJ and producer Giorgio Moroder to the Observatory in Santa Ana on Aug. 16 as part of the Pacific Fest after party. All images by Brian Feinzimer.
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The Pacific Festival took place on August 16.
Enjoy these photos from Saturday.
All images by Shannon Nehls.
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Paramore & Fall Out Boy performed at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 16. Enjoy these photos from Saturday.
All images by Chris Victorio.
Paramore-Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Paramore and Tegan and Sara @ The Honda Center