SCREAM – this is what you expect in any horror film. People scream when they get scared, people scream when they see a ghost or a spirit, but not in this film. For the first 5-7mins into the film, you sit clueless about what is happening and why is nobody speaking anything. But with just one flash scene you get answers to all your questions.

Directed by John Krasinski and written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and Krasinski, A Quiet Place is a film about a family stuck in a post-apocalyptic situation where the world was attacked by some deadly creatures whose existence is mysterious. Their only known weakness is their disability to see and their strength is their acute sense of hearing. Even if a small sound is made the creature could reach you in the next 10 to 20 seconds. The family consists of Lee Abbott, his wife Evelyn and children Regan, Marcus and the youngest son Beau. Regan is deaf by birth and her one small mistake leads into Beau’s death. The family moved to an open area where they started living in a way in which they would make the minimum possible sound and communicated in sign language. A twist comes in the story when a year later Evelyn is left alone at home and she goes into labour and everybody is away from each other and but the creature reaches Evelyn.

Everybody in the family works together by helping each other to survive just another day together. Even the children are smart enough to know the seriousness of the situation and have adapted to it.
The scenario created in the film is terrifying and the minimalistic cast successfully pulled off their roles perfectly.

The starting of the film is a bit slow essentially to set the premises in order to create suspense.

The most nail-biting scene was when Evelyn goes into labour and it became hard for her to control the pain without screaming even once and in addition to that, she stepped on an exposed nail and but still, she couldn’t scream and had to keep quiet.

The death of Lee Abbott was like shock as its unusual for a lead actor in a horror film to die.
If there could be one word to describe the film then it would be “Shh……

This is one of the best horror films I have seen so far and make sure you watch it on your earphones and watch it either alone or with someone who can keep QUIET.

Fact- Millicent Simmonds (Regan) is actually a deaf teen actress.


By-Preeti Dalal

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