Saturday, April 7, 2018

A Quiet Place (2018)

Director: John Krasinski. Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe. 90 min. Rated PG-13. Horror.

Krasinski? The comedian from 'The Office'? Making the perfect horror movie? A Quiet Place works two-fold: metaphorically, since an atmosphere where any squeak in the midst of the imposed utter silence is a death sentence, is an excellent analogy for totalitarian regimes; and socially, where the silence-induced horror forces the audience to respect its realm, become silent, and become one with the movie - through avoidance of talking, coughing, and yes ... even texting. That's how a horror movie should function. Suspension of disbelief prevails, and plot inconsistencies become negligible. I could hear a pin drop in the theater.

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