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  • Writer's pictureKaveh Jalinous

A Quiet Place (2018): Film Review

Throughout recent years, the genre of horror has seen a significant rise in grabbing the cash from the box office. Especially because of the demographic (horror films appeal to teenagers. a heavy group of moviegoers), a horror film is almost guaranteed to make a lot of money at the box office. Because of this discovery, horror films have been hitting the silver screen like crazy, raking up cash by the minute. But, because of this sudden influx of films, the genre of horror has been reduced to nothing but trash, consisting only of mediocre films that rely too heavily on nothing but jump-scares to save itself from annihilation. So, now, whenever a good horror film comes out, it makes a splash. Enter A Quiet Place, a horror movie from "The Office" star John Krasinski, which uses the idea of silence as the main way to horrify the viewers. In this day and age, that is pure genius. The film tells the story of a family of four, living in a world without sound. Monsters, who can only hear, have taken over the world; and the few people left must remain in silence, keeping their sound quieter than a whisper. The family has made a quiet life for themselves, living on a farm; making sure to never make even a squeak. But, one night, when the mother (Emily Blunt) makes a noise, everything escalates to one of the scariest, and most entertaining horror movies of the modern age. Possibly the best part of the film is that: we've never seen anything like it. Krasinski directs like an experienced horror director, even though its his first time dabbling within the genre. The film is brought out by its tremendous performances from Krasinski himself, along with Emily Blunt; and their two kids (Millicent Simmons and Noah Jupe). Although the film has its share of pop-out scares, the real horror lies in the silence. Every little sound is personified so heavily, that you have no choice but to remain on the edge of your seat. fearing for when the next character makes a sound that is "a little to loud for the film." Never before have we seen the film telling the audience to quiet down, as it is usually the other way around. To put it frankly, the way I see A Quiet Place is another film in the Cloverfield franchise, without the sound. But, it's not. Rather, it is quite possibly one of the best monster films ever, and a film that will be praised for many times to come. I thoroughly enjoyed A Quiet Place. And I have a strong feeling that you will too.


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