Some people are monsters, they’re evil through and through; you tell yourself that so you can make sense of the world. It’s like believing in a religion, a god and a devil, all good on one side, all bad on the other. But that’s not how it is. Instead, you’ve got people who are capable of doing things that you can’t even bear to think about; for bloody certain you can’t ever forgive them. But they can still feel guilt and shame, they can still fall in love, try and do the right thing, appreciate what the right thing is–and then they cheerfully go and do the next unbelievably bad thing, and it all goes round again.
K. J. Parker
A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who wrote the screenplay with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. This is the horror movie we’ve all been waiting for. Director John Krasinski delivers the creepy goods, leaving us unnerved, terrified, and exhilarated. This is “A Quiet Place” in a nutshell, a tense and extremely well-crafted tale of survival. No false promises here: stay silent or die. The film is based on the experience of a family with their deaf eldest daughter. The title of a card “Day 89,” shown at the beginning reveals that we’re in a recently-post-apocalyptic world.
The family very slowly—on tiptoes—moves around a small-town store, taking some of the few remaining supplies and some prescription drugs for the older boy, who looks like he has the flu. They communicate in sign language and are incredibly careful not to make a sound, but the youngest boy draws a picture of a rocket on the floor—the thing that he signs will take them all away.
We quickly discern that “sound” in this world can be dangerous.
Watch the trailer for A quiet place