A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place ★★★★

It’s definitely something to behold but I guess I was hoping to be more moved by it than I was. Nevertheless, it’s still a smart concept brilliantly executed by John Krasinski in his solid entrance into the horror genre. Also includes some phenomenal acting all around, but in particular by Emily Blunt. That birth scene was riveting. Between her and Toni Collette in Hereditary, it’s shaping up to be quite a year for actresses in horror films. I can’t wait for Suspiria. 

You can really see the Alien influences in A Quiet Place—and not just because of the aliens. There are a couple of small tributes here and there (Blunt’s character hides behind a wall whimpering as the creature sneers in the background), and the creatures definitely look inspired. Like Alien, it’s an easily accessible horror flick that even chickens and non-horror audiences can enjoy.

2018 Ranked

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