It seems we are now living in a time when great comedians are proving themselves capable of making great horror films. Last year gave us Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Now, we have A Quiet Place from The Office’s John Krasinski.
The film can only be dubbed as a suspenseful drama with a dash of horror elements added to the mix. It revolves around the household of Lee and Evelyn Abbott as they try to live with their children in a world which has been overrun by monsters. Unlike your traditional monster-fare, the creatures of A Quiet Place are blind and are only able to hunt based on the sounds they hear. This means that as long as the survivors keep quiet, they can stay safe.
The premise itself is interesting enough and the movie takes place some days since the initial outbreak of the crisis. So, we find the family adapting to their new living conditions. As the parents try to create a sense of normalcy for their children while also finding a way to survive.
With long stretches of silence, A Quiet Place treats is a most definitely a tense affair that you should not miss.