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.