John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, the director/writer duo who previously brought you Quarantine and The Poughkeepsie Tapes, are back with a new found footage thriller this weekend. As Above, So Below stars Perdita Weeks as Scarlett Marlowe, an archaeology who tracks the legendary Philosopher’s Stone to the underground catacombs of Paris, but whose journey seems to take her deep into Hell itself. We thought the movie was pretty darned cool so we invited The Brothers Dowdle to The B-Movies Podcast for an exclusive, in-depth interview about the making of As Above, So Below and their experiences filming the M. Night Shyamalan-produced Devil and their upcoming political thriller The Coup, starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan.
Which of the cast members of As Above, So Below suffers from claustrophobia? Where do you poop in the Paris catacombs? Why did The Brothers Dowdle take so long to name their female protagonist? How do you make a found footage horror movie right? How do you do it wrong? Can we even call it the “found footage” genre anymore? Which Hollywood stars did Lionsgate insist get cast in The Coup? Why didn’t The Brothers Dowdle want to cast any of them? And why does the memory of making Devil make The Brothers Dowdle think of spanking a stepchild? All these questions and more will be answered on an all-new episode.
Why did one of the Brothers Dowdle risk his life for a Snickers? Find out on The B-Movies Podcast Presents: John & Drew Dowdle! Subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes, follow us on Twitter on @BMoviesPodcast, @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold, follow the Brothers Dowdle on Twitter at @JeDowdle and @DrewDowdle, and check out their new film As Above, So Below in theaters on August 29, 2014.