A Quiet Place – “Shhhhhhhaken and stirred!”

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who also stars in the film with Emily Blunt, his real-life spouse. The screenplay was written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck, based on a story by Woods and Beck. The plot follows a family of four who must live life in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

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John Krasinski, the adorable guy who brought you the best pranks in the hit American series ‘The Office’, comes the same-same but more rugged looking guy who will bring fear and jump scares in his horror directorial debut, ‘A Quiet Place’. The name of the film screams the premise of the noiseless movie where the silence is so deafening it’s terrifying but is the ultimate method to survive.

Think Hush (2016) and Don’t Breathe (2016) but add an American family and scary demogorgon looking creatures with super-sonic hearing and you’ll get Krasinski’s original horror film. He works wonders building up a moving story that includes themes around family, guilt, and forgiveness. I mean how does one express emotion when creatures can hear your every move?

Krasinski wrote the screenplay and acts besides his real-life wife, Emily Blunt aka Mary Poppins. Both these actors including the two kids, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, used the immense silence to evoke intense anxiety and dread throughout the entire film.

What’s remarkable is that without a word, you’re able to feel that guilt, anger, sadness and everything in between that most families experience but with one alteration: the fear for your life as any sound would lead to your demise.

I enjoyed watching ‘A Quiet Place’ and I do think it’s worth watching in the cinema since it’s the contrast between that harsh silence and shocking noise that offers that intensity that horror fans yearn.

Krasinski really did a brilliant job producing a tense post-apocalyptic world filled with unrest and unease by being creative and heightening the human experience. However, we are left with hundreds of questions and a possibility of a sequel. And for this and the fact that I want to be a lil EXTRA, I give it a 7.8/10!

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