Check out my latest montage of straight down shots used in films.
This type of shot is commonly referred to as a "God's Eye View" angle. The camera lens is perpendicular to the subject without any POV reference, which gives the viewer an omniscient viewpoint of the character and the surrounding space.
The video is cut to the Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Down Boy" from the "Is Is" album.
Oh and there's lots of death in there too so Happy Halloween!