‘A Quiet Place’ earns its place

Near silent movie makes its way to the top films of 2018


Photo from aquietplacemovie.com

Story by Matthew Martin, staff writer

“If they hear you, they hurt you…”

Only being released on April 9 and its 95 percent of Rotten Tomatoes rating, “A Quiet Place” has ranked its number one spot in movie lists. The movie has a box office review of $132 million total domestically.

“A Quiet Place” has not even been released into theatres for an entire month and has a run time of ninety minutes. It has become the most entertaining movie of 2018 so far, as well as having an actual couple star as a married couple in the movie, giving it a family feel.

“It was suspenseful because [the movie] almost had no sound,” sophomore Madaline Criddle said. “It had me sitting on the edge of my seat, and I was just waiting for something to happen. I enjoyed how the father showed his dedication to his family in the film.”

As Criddle explains, the movie is completely silent most of the time. This silence creates uncertainty, making the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

“I really enjoyed it, it was very captivating and well made,” junior Cameron Maynard said. “It had an excellent cast which helped me get into it. The lack of knowledge on the monsters helped because it made you do the same as the main characters, which is try to figure out how to kill all of the creatures.”

Maynard believes the silence made the movie more interesting to watch and to get into. This horror movie with it’s special twist makes you want something to happen unlike other movies.

“I’m so used to thriller genre movies being loud and this was something new,” Maynard said. “It was so quiet, the background music helped build the suspense and everytime I heard a noise, I would get more and more anxious.”

The main purpose of the movie was to keep the theatre silent so everyone could stay in tune with the movie. The creators wanted to scare people with the use of mind play. With the logic of horror movies, you can tell something is going to happen anytime the movie grows quiet.

As stated by Adam Epstein’s review on the movie, “At a packed screening of the horror movie “A Quiet Place” in Manhattan last week, you could have quite literally heard a pin drop. You could hear the person behind you breathing (or trying not to). You could hear the silence.”

The movie tricks the brain, making the viewers not wanting to breathe so they don’t create any stress. “A Quiet Place” is almost like watching a movie with a person drowning or losing their breath underwater.

“A Quiet Place” did well considering that it was one of the newest movies that reached the top of the movie charts by complete silence. The movie keeps you focused and wants to give you an unrecognized feeling. Just like the characters, the movie makes you hold your breath, so you feel like you’re traveling alongside the cast.