A Quiet Place review – a smart horror with cult classic potential

a quiet place review

If they hear you, they hunt you.

Rule #1: Don’t make a sound

Rule #2: Never leave the path

Rule #3: Red means run

John Krasinski (The Office) directs, co-writes and stars alongside Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) in this horror in which a family must stay silent to hide from an evil presence that hunts by sound.

Directed by John Krasinski

Written by John Krasinski, Scott Beck, Bryan Woods

Starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Cade Woodward

Out on DVD and Blu-ray™ NOW

So, what’d we think?

Easily on its way to becoming a cult classic, A Quiet Place uses silence to play on the audiences fears and couples it with an unforgiving creature to build tension in this post-apocalyptic world.

a quiet place

One of the truly great suspense films of the last decade, A Quiet Place is led by a small but talented cast who somehow manage to infuse great life into their characters with barely any words spoken. Their roles within their family are quickly defined and from the outset, you care about them making it through to the end. To do this when the characters can only communicate in whispers or sign language shows how this shift towards intelligent horror films is winning the war on blood and gore.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski (our real life couple goals) are at the helm of this film as loving parents of a daughter and son, battling each day to keep their family safe while teaching them the skills they need to survive. Blunt’s character is also two weeks away from giving birth and in a world where sound attracts a menacing creature, this brings problems of its own.

a quiet place review

More of a thriller with some horror elements thrown in the mix, it is clear from the opening sequence just how ruthless these creatures and the film is going to be. From the first moment you see these terrifying monsters and understand their wrath, it quickly puts the films rules in perspective:

Rule #1: Don’t make a sound

Rule #2: Never leave the path

Rule #3: Red means run

It’s also what puts you on edge. Silence is the biggest character in this film, so any time someone accidentally makes a sound that might otherwise go unnoticed, your heart starts beating faster and you hold your breath for a moment longer knowing that the film is about to crank its intense-o-meter up to max.

Worth all the praise it is receiving, A Quiet Place transcends the horror genre and presents a terrifying world with a loving family at the center.

But, should you see it?

If horror movies are your jam, then you do not want to miss this one. When we say it is an original take on the genre, we really do mean it. It is psychologically deep, visually creepy and the performances are phenomenal.

If you aren’t a horror fan but are intrigued by WTF is going on, give it a go. You may get a few frights thanks to some stellar suspense sequences but whether you need to have a death grip on the chair or watch it through your fingers, you won’t be sorry you watched it.

Buy it yourself to see:

DVD Special Features

  • Creating the Quiet – Director John Krasinski gives you a behind the scenes look at A Quiet Place

Blu-ray™ Special Features

  • Creating the Quiet – Director John Krasinski gives you a behind the scenes look at A Quiet Place
  • The Sound of Darkness – Creating the sound of a silent world
  • A Reason for Silence – The art of unforgettable visual effects
2018-09-03T12:39:54+00:00

7 Comments

  1. felicity May 28, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I dont usually like horror films but this one looks interesting. Great to see a movie using a lot of sign language showing that communication is not just the words you say. It looks scary but very interesting.

  2. Zeri Ong May 26, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    I was looking forward to watch this. Not sure if it is still showing on cinemas so will wait for it on video. Probably one date night at home would be perfect. Heard about people being very conscious of eating popcorn at the theatres during the entire film as it was eerily quiet.

  3. Amanda Carr May 15, 2018 at 9:32 am - Reply

    I love these type of movies I definitely want to see this looks like you will seat on your edge of your seat in anticipation of what will happen next.

  4. Hollie April 24, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    I love love LOVE horror movies and hubby and I went to see this last week for date night 😛 It was very good!! Definitely recommend 🙂

  5. Kym Moore April 11, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Not too sure I’ll be going to this. I don’t enjoy horror movies, and having seen a scene form this, I knew it wasn’t for me! That said I suspect my husband will be going!!

  6. Shontelle Fahey April 11, 2018 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Wowee this looks really good. Haven’t seen a great horror in a while to be honest. This could be a great movie to watch with the hubby.

  7. Vikki Sainsbury April 11, 2018 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I’ve never really been into horror flicks, I think they are a little silly – my besty and I watched Hostel and laughed the whole way through it 🙂 Gimme a Sci-fi or action film any day, although I’m pretty open-minded about movies I’d probably give anything a go

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