A Quiet Place
Director: John Krasinski
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward, Leon Russom
In the near future, bloodthirsty aliens with hypersensitive hearing have taken over the planet. You’d imagine there would be numerous ways to exploit the fact that they are blind and attracted to sound, but the armoured creatures have managed to wipe out most of human and animal life. The Abbott family (father, pregnant mother and their two children) attempt to stay alive on their farm by remaining quiet. This tense and mostly dialogue-free horror film has a simple premise, which just about holds together as long as you don’t think about it. Krasinski creates suspenseful set pieces and the story doesn’t outstay its welcome. After tremendous box office success, a 2020 sequel is in production.