I wasn’t really sure what A Quiet Place (2018) was about. I’d heard some blips on the news about how the “deaf” aspect was great, giving the community a voice they deserve. I didn’t know it was a post-apocalyptic flick or what was stalking the family. Yes, my head remains in the sand a lot with stuff, it tends to give me a better experience with the movie if I don’t anticipate something; of course, that’s fucked me a few times, but whatever, I’m the one that used to go into Musicland and just randomly pick music from the shelves.
At the beginning, I wasn’t sure if the entire family was deaf or what the kid was running through the abandoned store, but I soon figured those things out. The glimpse of the monster/alien was enough to know that I was in for a nice ride. Oh yeah, the creatures are attracted to sound, good thing this family already knew sign-language.
Living like that must be rough, especially with kids; how exactly do you keep them quiet? Some of the sound variations bothered me. They can’t whisper, but they can do other things like laundry, no shoe wearing, but he’s soldering stuff in the basement. I don’t want to get hung up on those things, but I do want to throw out there that I wouldn’t last long in this world.
This movie had a lot of great anticipation and tense moments when the creatures were present. I’m so glad this movie was made, it proves that there is creativity left in the Horror Movie Industry. I give A Quiet Place 4 out of 5 Stars.