A Quiet Place 15

A Quiet Place

John Krasinski writes, directs and stars in this nerve-jangling, clammy-palmed thriller about a family who must survive in a world where the slightest sound brings out deadly monsters.

In the very near future, spidery creatures have wiped out most of humanity. They are blind, so they rely on their super-sharp hearing to hunt - survival depends on silence. A resourceful family has survived: a couple (played by real life husband and wife Krasinksi and Emily Blunt), plus their daughter (Millicent Simmonds) and son (Noah Jupe), and the fact their daughter is Deaf has given them an advantage because they can communicate in sign language. However, the mother is heavily pregnant - so the family must prepare for the delivery and raising of a bound-to-be-noisy new baby...

Featuring brilliant, almost completely non-spoken performances from the small cast (Wonderstruck's Millicent Simmonds is again hugely impressive), this is pure, bold, and terrifying cinema. It all adds up to a horror film to shout about.