A Quiet Place: A silent trimuph

John Krasinski directs this near masterpiece starring himself and Emily Blunt.


Starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place is a fantastic addition to the horror genre. Along with starring, John Krasinski also directs. This film features a family doing all they can to survive in a dystopian world taken over by sound-hunting aliens.

There are a lot of things I can say to praise the film, but what is most likely the best part is the usage of horror. Rather than relying on cheap jump-scares like most modern day horror films, A Quiet Place relies on suspense. It uses suspense to perfectly craft multiple situations that keep all the viewers on the edge of their seat. Krasinski said in an interview that he drew inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock and it definitely shows. In one sequence, Emily Blunt has to give birth to a child while one of the monsters in the house.

In the past two years, there have been two horror films that I believe transcend the genre itself: Get Out and A Quiet Place. Get Out plays with elements of horror in ways we’ve never seen before, and A Quiet Place only builds on that. Hopefully in the future, horror films continue this trend.

John Krasinski in A Quiet Place

This is the second film directed by John Krasinski, and if this film is anything to go by, there is a lot to look forward to in Krasinski’s future. The film is brilliantly shot and directed, and the use of sound is immaculate. The first half of the film has almost no sound at all and it really immerses you into the world that these characters are living in.

This movie is a must-see, and if you don’t see it, you are missing out on a fantastic film.