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Alex Aja’s ‘The Pyramid’ Trailer Looks Like ‘The Descent’ Meets ‘Indiana Jones’!

The Pyramid

This new horror film isn’t as old and decrepit as it may sound.

Coming completely out of left field is the Alex Aja-produced The Pyramid (formerly Site 146), opening in theaters December 5, 2014 via 20th Century Fox.

Gregory Levasseur, who worked with Alexandre Aja on the screenplays for High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac, directed the flick, which now has an official trailer.

The footage starts off pretty weak, ripping off trailers for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, before it explodes into a series of shots that look like a cross between The Descent and Indiana Jones. With As Above, So Below opening this Friday, it looks like we’ve got two underground exploration horror films in the same year, which is pretty great. I’m excited for both, what do you guys think?

In Pyramid, “The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.

Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley and Daniel Amerman all star.




  • Maxime C

    Could be good… waiting for the R trailer now…

  • dopepope

    Looks like the ‘As Above So Below’ trailer. Which looked like 72 other trailers.

    • J Jett

      dopepope, i agree 100%.

    • Travis

      Even has the shots with the red flares, probably just taken right out of The Descent.

      • Horror Raven

        I agree but I really dug “As Above So Below”.

  • Anthony Gulino

    I’m wondering what the extent of Aja’s involvement with this film was… His horror projects have been pretty much a thing of beauty…

    • J Jett

      Anthony exactly! it’s a safe bet that Aja didn’t have much to do with this and they are just using his name to sell the film. he’s one of my all time faves and this looks very little like one of his films.

  • Full Frontal Squashing

    Looks promising. Feels like I have seen it before, but may be they take a different twist. Egyption stuff is cool!

  • ChasingTheGhost

    I can’t wait for this!

  • Daniel Bryan

    Damn, it looks promising. But I’ll keep my hopes low.

  • J Jett

    “YOU’RE CRAZY IF YOU THINK I’M NOT GOING IN THERE!”….i hope the girl who says that dies painfully. i hate idiot characters like that. this looks pretty decent even though it looks like it’s nothing new. if this was Aja DIRECTED then i’d be more pumped up for it (and it would look a trillion times better, cinematography-wise). i always hate when movies use their big name producers (Aja, Eli Roth, etc) to sell a movie from another director. it’s misleading. i completely love Aja though.

    • Khy

      Very misleading as I was really thinking he directed it. Gah that sucks. I do find the Egyptian stuff very interesting so it has that going for it. Other than that it’s nothing I’m counting down the days until lol

    • BloodyDe1ty

      Well Greg has produced almost all of Alex’s movies.They are like best friends or something. It’s not like some new random director and they are just using Alex’s name for the heck of it. He has been involved in all of his projects and vice-versa. I know what you’re saying though. I don’t even know who directed the new TMNT I just know Micheal Bay produced :#

  • It’s Aja and Levasseur, one of my favorite genre teams. I’m going!!!

  • Mixed on this so far.

    The intro was cool, but I kind of soured on the trailer, when the actual footage from the movie started.

  • marklola12 .

    meh nothing specially the start of it with the voice over sounded like it was from some crappy 90s tv show and the rest looked like straight to VOD crap

  • Khy

    Weird, it reminds me a bit of Chernobyl Diaries and As Above So Below. Not saying that’s a bad thing, all three just remind me of each other. I kinda wanna do a marathon of all three now lol

  • Lester

    imdb says this was shot in 2012 under the title site 146. not a good sign when a movie is surprise released two years later under a different name with a marketing campaign that tries to make everyone think the producer directed it.

    • Weresmurf

      Because Cabin in the woods turned out awful? O_o

  • Grimphantom

    I see it more as a mix of the Descent meets REC, especially the ending of the trailer reminded me of it.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I think it looks pretty good. I’ll be watching it.

  • diapers

    Will check it out, as I do with any new horror film, but… Aja! Why found footage!? Why, why why!? P.S., the poster rules!

  • MinaDoll7

    Yep, I’ll still watch this. This kind of story for a found-footage film is overused but I’m interested in how this one deals with mummies and the tomb’s curses, so I’m in

  • Chandler Of-Adelaide

    Potentially awesome horror/monster movie in an underground setting? Consider me intrigued.

  • BloodyDe1ty

    To the people that don’t know Greg Levasseur has helped write and produced almost all of Aja’s project’s. So if you are worried just know that you already like some of the stories he has written.

    • Terry Sawyer

      maybe, but levasseur didn’t write this. some guys with awful credits did.

      • BloodyDe1ty

        Oh I see.Yea I just looked up some of his movies haha womp,womp. Here’s to hoping this is his breakthrough lol

  • c-s-a78

    wicked poster!

  • James Allard

    Why, yes, in fact I DID bring a fully automatic rifle into an archeological dig. Why do you ask? Madness of that aside, yeah. YEAH!

    • Weresmurf

      Thats not madness. A lot of places doing digs in Egypt and surrounding areas have firearms on site or guards due to issues with local bandits. The more you know.

      • James Allard

        Onsite. Guards. Check (I’m neither stupid nor unrealistic.) Into the dig itself? The more you think.

  • The poster is mint and it looks surprisingly good!

    • Horror Raven

      I am becoming quite the poster fan. If only they weren’t so expensive to frame I would have them all over my room. I’m too picky and OCD to have them out of frame on the wall.

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  • Horror Raven

    Like others have said, with this and “As Above, So Below” we definitely have some archeology based horror films coming up. I’m a sucker for anything dealing with mummies and will see this day one for sure. It looks similar to a lot of recent found-footage style films but just that brief glimpse of the mummy sneaking around in the dark is enough to get me real excited. Trying not to get too excited. More mummy movies please.


    damn, this looks really good

  • zombie84_41

    Holy fuck that looked amazingly creepy I had to stop watching the trailer fearing they put all the best parts in it. I never even heard of this until now.

  • Ress EZ

    If this movie is doing good at the box office and gets mostly good reviews, get this team (Aja & Levasseur) to film the new The Mummy. I don’t want that duo from the Transformers franchise to do it!!!

  • Chance LeBoeuf

    I like the concept, but found footage approach kills it for me. I am so sick and tired of that BS. It’s cancer in the horror film industry.

    • turk

      Not found footage.

  • Seems more like The Descent without subtlety

  • Chamber

    Not bad, just needs so damn lighting. I could barely see anything.

  • Jay Obi Wan

    Anything from Alexandre Aja is gold, he’s never disappointed me not once!!

  • Ian McTeague

    Do I see a pattern? The Descent, As Above So Below and now this?

    • Clayton TheProfessor

      You do…a fantastic and original horror film gets released (The Descent) and it’s so far ahead of its time that it takes almost ten years for other filmmakers to latch on.

  • Looks derivative but should still be fun


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