John Krasinski’s latest A Quiet Place has got audiences tickled pink and scared out of their wits – already.
It debuted over the weekend with an unofficial premiere at SXSW Film Festival and has scored rave reviews – including a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score of 100% – with many calling it the best horror of the year.
And it’s only March.
The flick was directed by the Office star, and it featured him and wife Emily Blunt as a couple trying to survive in an apocalyptic US after it was attacked by blind monsters who hear everything and seem to eat even more.
It’s a little The Descent, but perhaps a lot better if the reviews are anything to go by.
Anyway, the couple have two children, one of whom is deaf herself, as they attempt to lead a soundless existence – communicating only through sign language and the odd (read: many) worried look.
Then, because the audience isn’t rooting for them enough, they find out they’re really up shit creek and expecting another child – a baby surely to create quite the hullabaloo and ruin the whole ‘quiet place’ schtick they have going on.
Also think of the silent childbirth! Won’t somebody please think of the silent child birth!
Rolling Stone critic David Fear said you’ll love the film, should ‘your idea of fun include hyperventilating, biting your nails to the quick and potentially soiling yourself.’
Great, let us grab our popcorn.
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One critic also said: ‘Even moviegoers who don’t accept the metaphor are going to have the pants scared off them.’
Another added: ‘John Krasinski orchestrates a loud and ferocious symphony of sonic scares that will assert A Quiet Place as one of the year’s most terrorizing films.’
A Quiet Place is in cinemas on 6 April.
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