The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies


New Teaser Trailer for F5 TERAPHOBIA Arrives Craig Rees Ready for 'A Fight in the Tree-Tops' Introducing New Found Footage Chiller 'The Enlightenment of the Damned' New GHOST STORIES UK Quad and Global Trailer Launches
Horror-on-Sea Entry Echoes Hitchcock Starkness Are Food Supplies Running out for the Walking Dead Survivors? When Cheers Turn To Screams...An Interview with the Creative Team Behind Mercy Christmas Dark Moon Comic Ends With a Blast!

WIN The Lost Viking on DVD
WIN The Lost Viking on DVD
WIN Sharknado 5: Global Swarming on DVD
WIN Sharknado 5: Global Swarming on DVD
WIN a copy of THE CURED on DVD courtesy of Arrow Films
WIN a copy of THE CURED on DVD courtesy of Arrow Films

Quiet Place, A
Buy from Buy from

Quiet Place, A (2018)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Review by
Nina Romain
Follow me:
Review Date: 26 April 2018 My Rating: out of 5


A couple, Evelyn (Blunt) and Lee Abbott (John Krasinski) are returning from raiding an abandoned shop in a deserted village. They seem to be the last family left alive in their deserted rural community, and head home, accompanied by their two young sons and one tweenage girl, they speak in sign language and terrified "shush" hand gestures, as it become painfully obvious there is something after them tracking them by sound. One noise...and you're dead.

For the first almost silent fifteen minutes, the reason for this noise-out becomes clear, as their youngest boy is eaten alive by insect like monsters on the way home. These massive insects a fatal cross between Cameron's Alien and Starship Troopers' killer bugs, patrolling the local area, drawn to any sounds above a whisper that they make. This explains the fact the family have created sand paths everywhere they have to walk, to muffle footsteps; why they eat from plant leaves rather than plates; why they play board games with segments of peel.

The movie forwards to just before Blunt is due to give birth, when the family is most vulnerable. It seems fairly unlikely that a couple would decide to have a baby in a world now minus medical care, where you have break into a deserted chemist to get any types of painkillers. No one seems to have given much attention to how much noise the baby is going to make and turn the entire family into an insect snack.

The couple desperately keep the family on the rails as the tween-age daughter Regan (played by Millicent Simmonds). The daughter Regan, who is profoundly deaf, starts to rebel against the strict control of both parents. Screenwriters Bryan Woods and Scott Beck could have speeded up the pace a bit towards the film’s centre. Emily Blunt could have had a more active role and is slightly wasted in her role of pregnant mother, with her (real life) spouse John Krasinski who also directed. The plot never really tackles that either.

As in Cameron's 1979 original, the aliens are hardly ever seen, and then only a claw or tentacle, hidden in a corn field or creeping down a stairway to the family’s hideout. With an enjoyably gungho ending making up for the slow pace, this is a movie worth shutting up for.

A low-key, low-budget creepfest.

Blood and Guts: Comments


Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>

There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?


Pyewacket Movie Review


Quiet Place, A Movie Review

Quiet Place, A

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

All Through The House Movie Review

All Through The House

Ghoulies Movie Review


Night of Fear Movie Review

Night of Fear

Happy Death Day Movie Review

Happy Death Day

The Ritual Movie Review

The Ritual

Mercy Christmas Movie Review

Mercy Christmas

The Unraveling Movie Review

The Unraveling

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

The Conjuring 2 Movie Review

The Conjuring 2

The Bye Bye Man Movie Review

The Bye Bye Man


WIN The Lost Viking on DVD Win INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY on Blu-ray
WIN Sharknado 5: Global Swarming on DVD WIN a copy of THE CURED on DVD courtesy of Arrow Films
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App


An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley