Silence is golden, as A Quiet Place proves.
You’ve heard the expression “children should be seen and not heard”. But what if everyone had to follow these rules, lest they die in a bloody and horrific way? Such is the premise of A Quiet Place, the new horror thriller that will be terrifying UK audiences this May. Speaking of which, here’s the trailer:
On paper, it has all the ingredients of a modern horror. Creepy house? Check. Unspecified, world-ending threat? Check. Kids doing exactly what they’re not supposed to at exactly the wrong moment? Double check. The world of A Quiet Place is a world in ruins, where as-yet-unidentified monsters murderkill anything that makes a sound. Helps explain why critics have called it “nightmare-fueled“, “a timebomb” filled with “sheer, visceral terror“.
The film stars real-life couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski (who also takes over directing duties), along with young co-stars Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, all endeavouring not to make a single sound. In a film filled with long periods of silence, audiences have been reportedly terrified by the slightest noise. A Quiet Place hits UK cinemas on 5th April 2018, with the USA getting it the day after. I think we can all agree that, should this premise ever become reality, London is well and truly fucked.