As Above, So Below: A Climbing Story by Chris KalmanAs Above, So Below is a fictional story of a climbing accident that takes place in Argentine Patagonia. Fast-paced and suspenseful, this story—which has been compared to James Salter’s Solo Faces—is as beautiful as it is spell-binding.
With beautiful illustrations by Craig Muderlak, and a classic cover and aesthetic feel to it, this book is a popular collectors item for climbers everywhere. All copies from the first printing are numbered, and signed by the author.
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It's also poorly conceived, and hard to watch. Normally, that's not such a terrible thing when it comes to B-horror films, the kind of genre fare that handily coasts on chutzpah alone. Then again, the novelty of exploring an already-confined space — subterranean Parisian catacombs—shot through a conspicuous fish-eye lens is only so endearing. That's the biggest stumbling obstacle preventing viewers from enjoying "As Above, So Below," a movie that's as close as recent horror films have come to approximating the feel of a haunted-house attraction. There's some great impressionistic visual cues throughout the film, as when dust and rubble scatter around the camera during the film's introductory scene. And the movie's cramped setting makes the film atmospheric enough to be frequently creepy. But when the film's protagonists finally put their rinky-dink digital head-rigs down, you will cheer, and it won't be for them.
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Sign in. The star of " The Boys " has a great Watchlist that she can't stop re-watching. Watch now. Title: As Above, So Below 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. When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for. An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.
But it may be the first one to be actually and almost completely shot down there, among the skulls and scurrying rats. The filmmakers claim to have ventured further than any before them, gaining access to areas the public can only have bad dreams about. The claustrophobia, scrawled across the faces of the actors, is catching. And one can almost smell the decay, the musty stench of dried marrow, gusting through this communal resting place. No movie set and filmed just below the land of the living, in the darkness and foreboding silence of a miles-long tomb, is going to lack for creepy atmosphere.