A Quiet Place Isn’t so Quiet Among Moviegoers


M. Fowler, Staff Writer

Over the course of the past several years, the horror genre has been slowly withering away as filmmakers continue to fail to form original concepts.  It seems that almost every horror movie is just as cheesy as the last and lacking in originality (of course excluding Stephen King’s IT (2017)).  However, a new horror film that is abundant in originality and quality plot development that has audiences everywhere on the edges of their seats.  From The Office’s John Krasinski, A Quiet Place has already made its mark in the horror genre.


A Quiet Place takes place in a post-apocalypse where the world has been invaded and swarmed with extraterrestrial creatures that hunt by sound.  Because of these conditions, the remaining survivors must live in total silence to avoid being killed by the creatures. The family that the movie centers around has an advantage because the daughter is deaf, which means that the whole family is fluent in sign language, making is possible to communicate without making a sound.


The movie almost instantaneously moves the audience to the edges of their seats.  The audience quickly puts the pieces together that total silence is necessary and when that rule is broken for the first time, the actors are able to make the audience understand the severity of the situation and the result of it is made readily apparent.  The movie really begins the hour-and-a-half long heart attack when a lantern is accidentally knocked over and breaks. From there on out, the family is engaged in one long fight for their lives as creatures begin to close in on their home. The entire movie keeps the audience in enthralled and produces senses of horror, thrill, and a extremely wide range of emotions all the way up until the very end of the movie and even as the credits begin to roll.

A Quiet Place is a horror movie that has made a name for itself in the horror genre and has become one of the most talked-about horror movies in recent history.  If you are a fan of horror and thrillers, go see this movie. You will not regret it.