A QUIET PLACE!
- By RICH ANDREW
- Photo Courtesy of PARAMOUNT PICTURES
A family of five seeks refuge in A Quiet Place as monsters lurk in the dark. It’s an ordinary construct of the horror genre that director John Krasinski (The Hollars) expertly exploits by making his monsters prey on sound and the family pray for silence. When a creaky floorboard could mean life or death, when a desperate whisper could be your last, Krasinski terrifies with the eeriest tone, proving ambiance is everything.
In a post-apocalyptic future with thousands dead, the world has been devastated at the hands of primal hunters where the only defense is to run. Amidst this new normal, two parents try to make a life for their kids as they search for a quiet place to hide. From lost cabins to abandoned silos, they tread on sand to mute their steps. They talk with their hands. They laugh with their eyes. And in a moment of peace, the son knocks over a lamp — breaking the glass but shattering their whole world.
Krasinski also stars in the film alongside his on-and-off-screen wife Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Noah Jupe (Suburbicon), Millicent Simmonds (Wonderstruck), and newcomer Cade Woodward. Set to the haunting score of composer Marco Beltrami, the master behind such cult classic soundtracks like Resident Evil, The Faculty, and the entire franchise of Scream, A Quiet Place just dares you to enjoy the silence.
“A Quiet Place” hits theaters on April 6th.