A Quiet Place is scary beyond words. Few things scare me more then when a horror movie goes quiet seconds before a jump scare. You know the scare is coming, but you don’t know how to prepare for it. Imagine how I felt knowing there was an entire movie made that way. When I first discovered the trailer for A Quiet Place I was intrigued. Since a silent gimmick was something I haven’t seen in a horror film. I figured the movie would get a lot of attention. I wasn’t really thinking about the fact that it’s directed by the usually comedic John Krasinski. With his real life wife Emily Blunt playing a part. Still, I definitely got more interested when it started to receive critical acclaim. Although I decided not to go to the theater to see the movie. Since I don’t think I could handle sitting in a quiet theater with nothing but the sound of people screaming, eating, or coughing. So instead I watched the movie on DVD and sound proofed my room. A Quiet Place is about a family that must remain silent or else risk being killed by monsters. They use a sandy path to walk on, they use sign language to talk, and they only use sound to lure the monsters away. A Quiet Place says so much with so little. It’s 90 minutes long with only four characters, there’s no explanation for the monsters, and the ending might not be what you expect. That’s what makes A Quiet Place such a standout and the best horror movie I’ve seen in 2018.
Followed by: A Quiet Place Part II