A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place ★★★★½

This movie is fantastic. It does more with SILENCE to invoke terror than any jumpscare scene or other gross-out horror. The atmosphere and dread of this film from the opening scene where a little boy just wants to play with a noisy toy and these blind creatures with super hearing come out of nowhere and snatch him away, just leave the viewer immediately terrified.

Wish I'd seen this sooner. It came out in 2018 and there is a sequel on the way due in March 2020. I hope they don't try and expand it too much, because the isolated family against these menacing creatures really worked. There were some truly creative, inventive scenes using some very simple props. The sound effects are excellent, the pacing and acting are terrific. Sign language as dialogue? Smart!

The only thing that stops me from giving this five stars is that there is an important "loud" character that goes missing inexplicably. That is all too convenient in an otherwise nearly perfect story.

I wish there were more inventive horror movies like this one coming out these days. Looking very forward to the sequel! Recommended, you bet!

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