A Quiet Place (2018)

by EHL Movie Reviews

Run Time: 1 hour 30 min
Release Date: April 05 2018
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Horror
Director: John Krasinkski
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski

Plot Summary

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Directed, written and starring John Krasinski, “A Quiet Place” had me interested from when the first trailer dropped. The idea behind this movie is brilliant and I was a little worried it wouldn’t live up to expectations, but this did not disappoint one little bit.

The suspense throughout was superbly captured, for a film that is based around a family that has to be silent to survive, by itself this alone builds suspense but Krasinski manages to find a way to add to this, from the opening scene to the credits through the use of a mixture of sounds and silence.

With horror films you usually get cast members that are below average, but with this film you get an all round fantastic cast, who excelled throughout the movie. John Krasinski was given advice from Hollywood stars regarding the children actors which ultimately paid off, and after showing his wife Emily Blunt the script, she believed in the script so much that she asked to play the part of Evelyn Abbott, this belief came across in the movie.

The monsters in “A Quiet Place” are terrifying, not knowing the origin of these was a nice change, this adds some great depth to the suspense built up throughout. The unknown is always something to be afraid of, which really shows across the film. There weren’t many gory parts at all, which would be a disappointment to Horror fans out there but with a different take on this genre, it works not to have these gory scenes.

With a unique and intriguing storyline, this lived up to all expectations. An edge of your seat Horror/Thriller movie that will keep you engaged throughout.