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From the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In comes the unnerving tale of The Quiet Ones. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an “experiment” on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events, the film stars Jared Harris (Mad Men and Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), and is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, »
- Andy Triefenbach
What is it about kids in horror movies? Ever since those skin-crawlingly scary twins in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, nothing unnerves me more than children chanting eerie lines of dialogue. So, if this latest trailer for Hammer Horror’s upcoming demonic possession flick The Quiet Ones is any indication, I’ll be better off staying far away from the film when it opens next week.
There’s not much new information in this third official trailer for The Quiet Ones, but it’s clear that there is going to be some freaky stuff going down in the isolated country estate where college professor James Coupland (Jared Harris, who recently played another professor – the villainous James Moriarty – in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) retires with several of his most devoted students to study the case of a young girl named Jane (Olivia Cooke), who is exhibiting symptoms of demonic possession. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Following the spectacular original horror flick Oculus last weekend, there's another promising supernatural thriller on the horizon later this month. The Quiet Ones goes back to the past for a tale inspired by true events, following a university student (Sam Claflin) and some classmates, who are recruited to carry out a private experiment to create a poltergeist. This new trailer uses a creepy little rhyme, read perfectly by a little girl to make it all the more ominous. Jared Harris ("Mad Men") also stars in the film from Hammer, the company behind The Woman in Black. Could this start another horror franchise? We'll see. Read on! Here's the new trailer for John Pogue's The Quiet Ones straight from Lionsgate: The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal) from a script he wrote with Craig Rosenberg (The Uninvited) and Oren Moverman (Rampart, The Messenger). Inspired by true events, »
- Ethan Anderton
These days horror movies, for the most part, tend to come fast and cheap, with little in the way of craft other than loud noises and found footage aesthetics. But classic genre banner Hammer are doing things differently as they return to big screen productions. They scored a big hit with "The Woman In Black," a stylish and genuinely spooky ghost story and now they're back with "The Quiet Ones," another period tale that looks like it has an actual budget and something to say. Co-written by Oren Moverman ("The Messenger," "Rampart"), and starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke, the film follows a London professor in the mid-70s, who works with his students on conducting eerie experiments, that of course, lead to supernatural trouble. Yeah, we know, sounds pretty generic but we're digging the overall mood, and we're hoping that Hammer continues to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A new full trailer is now online for Hammer Films upcoming supernatural thriller “The Quiet Ones.” This is Hammer Films follow-up to “The Woman in Black.” The film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, and Rory Fleck-Byrne.
The film is co-written and directed by John Pogue, and is scheduled to open in theaters on April 25th, 2014.
A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue Phd students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones »
- Kellvin Chavez
There's something more chilling about movies based on true events. Knowing that at least some version of what you're seeing on the screen actually happened in real life makes the movie more powerful. With the upcoming release of The Quiet Ones, we decided to reminisce about other movies based on horrific real life events.
The Quiet Ones is inspired by a true story of a university experiment done on a young girl that goes horribly, horribly wrong, so we focused on movies based on claims of supernatural true events.
There is a huge list of honorable mentions in this category. We could even break it down into sub-categories, like movies based on the antics of Ed Gein: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Silence of the Lambs, Psycho and Deranged. True crime reenactments: In Cold Blood, Helter Skelter and Zodiac just to name a few of the best. Even real »
- Scott Hallam
After the success of 2012’s The Woman in Black, Britain’s iconic Hammer studios continue their recent return to horror production with another supernatural thriller, John Pogue’s The Quiet Ones. Like its predecessor, The Quiet Ones boasts both an atmospheric, distinctly British period-setting, and a pale, earnest young man who becomes entangled in dark forces beyond his control.
Despite its strong sense of location and more than capable cast, Hammer’s latest venture feels a little unsure of its own identity, relying far too heavily on intrusive, Paranormal Activity style forays into found footage. This is a shame, as underneath all the unnecessary camera-dropping and ten-a-minute scares, there’s actually quite an intriguing film here.
Loosely based on a real life Canadian experiment, Pogue’s film centers around the question of whether or not physical paranormal phenomena can be created by the human mind. Here, the experiment is relocated to 1970′s Oxford, »
- Becki Hawkes
New York (AP) — The one thing Daniel Radcliffe always has to adjust to whenever he's onstage in America is how happy Americans are to see Daniel Radcliffe onstage. The former "Harry Potter" star is consistently greeted by a burst of applause when makes his entrance on Broadway, no matter if it's a musical or a drama. The first time it happened was in "Equus" in 2008 and he had to stop himself from laughing. "It's just something we are so unaccustomed to in England," Radcliffe says. "Obviously, it's a sign of being very liked and that's lovely. It's just something I don't think I'll ever get used to." He'd better try: The actor is starring in Martin McDonagh's barbed comedy "The Cripple of Inishmaan," playing the disabled orphan Billy in 1930s Ireland who harbors an unlikely dream of Hollywood stardom. First staged in 1996, the play is a typically potent mix »
- Mark Kennedy (AP)
London — Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of BSkyB, has inked an exclusive U.S. co-production alliance with Pivot, Participant Media’s television network, with the debut of the Sky Atlantic drama “Fortitude.” Pivot will be the exclusive U.S. television home for the series, scheduled to transmit next year.
The series will star Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games”), Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter”), Christopher Eccleston (“Thor: The Dark World”), Sofie Grabol (“The Killing”), Richard Dormer (“Game of Thrones”), Jessica Raine (“The Woman In Black”), Luke Treadaway (“Clash of the Titans”), Nicholas Pinnock (“Top Boy”) and Johnny Harris (“This is England”). It is filmed in Iceland and the U.K.
“Fortitude” was commissioned by Anne Mensah, head of drama at BSkyB, for Sky Atlantic, and was produced by Fifty Fathoms Productions, which sits under the umbrella of Tiger Aspect and Endemol. Simon Donald (“Low Winter Sun”) created the series, which is »
- Leo Barraclough
Lionsgate will release Hammer Films' latest horror opus The Quiet Ones on April 25th and we've got a major prize package to give away! Included are a t-shirt, branded matches, a poster, three previous Hammer films (The Woman In Black, Let Me In, Horror Of Dracula) on DVD and a $25 Amazon gift card.From the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In comes the unnerving tale of The Quiet Ones. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an "experiment" on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events, the film stars...
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Next weekend, Lionsgate is releasing their new thriller The Quiet Ones in theaters nationwide, bringing this terrifying true story to life on the silver screen. Jared Harris stars as a university professor, who conducts a bizarre experiment where he tries to create a poltergeist from the negative human energy of a troubled young woman (Olivia Cooke). To celebrate this new release, we have a giveaway lined up where our readers can win a $25 Amazon gift card, t-shirt, matches, the official poster, and a three-pack of Hammer Films DVDs, The Woman in Black, Let Me In and Horror of Dracula. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win below.
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In 2008, classic horror production company Hammer Films began something of a rebirth, releasing their first movie since their closure in the 1980's. With the likes of Wake Wood, Let Me In, and The Woman in Black, they have gone from strength to strength, proving there is life in the old dog yet. Their latest release is The Quiet Ones, marketed, like so many horror movies it seems lately, as being based on real life events. Evoking the era and style, the 1970's, of Hammer in its prime, Jared Harris plays a college professor, James Coupland, hellbent on proving the supernatural is only manisfestation is of our negative energy. He experiments on the troubled Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke), hoping to create his own poltergeist, which he will then banish, thus 'curing' her. With the set up out of the way in the opening scenes, the movie wastes no time in whisking Coupland and his team, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Turning in a wonderful performance, the young actress discusses the fun the actors – including Jared Harris and Sam Claflin – had off-set and how they’d put each other off mid-scene. She also tells us what scares her in real life, why she doesn’t want to move to Hollywood – and the reasons behind her mum wishing she’d just taken a role in Coronation Street instead.
Your portrayal is intense – did you ever feel like that depth of character might affect you in the long term?
No. We all had so much fun off camera. We were always laughing, which is really bad. Jared would make me crack up every time. We’d be shooting a séance and holding »
- Stefan Pape
The Quiet Ones will be released in theaters nationwide on April 24 2014. The movie is from the producers of Let Me In and The Woman in Black. Check out the latest clip below called Bathtub. In the clip what looks like a relaxing time in bathtub turns into a scorching hot experience. Inspired by true events The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox but charismatic Professor (Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. Director John Pogue Writers Craig Rosenberg (screenplay) Oren Moverman (screenplay) Stars Jared Harris Sam Claflin Olivia Cooke »
★★☆☆☆After achieving relative recent success with 2010's Let Me In (directed by Matt Reeves) and 2012's Victorian frightener The Woman in Black, the recently revived Hammer return to UK screens with The Quiet Ones (2014), a stylish and ably acted yet ultimately lacklustre psychological horror that's as predictable as it is almost entirely devoid of bona fide scares. Mad Men star Jared Harris heads up the cast as Joseph Coupland, a paranormal expert who believes he can isolate and eradicate negative energy from troubled teen case Jane (Olivia Cooke). The only problem is that his funding has been cut off, leaving him with little choice but to recruit pupils from his lecture group to assist him in his work.
- CineVue UK
It has been dismissed over the years as cheesy, cheap and laughable but, as has been the case on many occasions, Hammer Films have had the last laugh. They boast a back-catalogue that is to horror movies what The Rolling Stones’ discography is to rock music. Fifty-nine years after the release of their first horror movie proper (The Quatermass Xperiment), Hammer’s films have survived scrutiny and re-evaluation and have now attained National Treasure status. Moreover, in terms of sheer importance, the Hammer films were some of the most influential of the past half-century. The ripple-effect of their imitators cashing in on their success would beget the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood today.
And yet since 1984 Hammer has been a dormant entity, existing only in the memory: a pile of ashes, a cape and a signet ring waiting to be reanimated by the crimson, jugular discharge of some poor, »
- Cai Ross
What are the scariest horror movies according to the cast of the new British horror movie The Quiet Ones? Jared Harris, Sam Claflin and Olivia Cooke tell Digital Spy the films that send shivers down their spines and also discuss Hammer Horror's follow-up to the well-received Woman in Black.
Find out how the film stands out from contemporary torture porn horror, who got rattled by a Steven Spielberg '70s classic and what found-footage classic Claflin loves in the video above.
Jared Harris: 'I had no choice over Mad Men exit' - video
The Quiet Ones will open in UK cinemas on April 10. »
<< Continued from "April Preview (Part 1)"April 18The third weekend of April is packed with four new nationwide releases. Considering the strength of the past two weeks, and the historically slow nature of the box office in April, this weekend seems poised to deliver at least one or two misses.The highest-profile release on April 18th is Transcendence, which stars Johnny Depp as a scientist who has his consciousness uploaded in to a supercomputer. The movie marks the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, who shot the last seven Christopher Nolan movies. Nolan is an executive producer on the movie, though his name is conspicuously absent from all marketing material (odd, given that his last three movies have combined to earn over $2.9 billion worldwide). While the lofty sci-fi premise is generating some curiosity, Transcendence is lacking the kind of buzz one would expect from a major release like this. It doesn't help »
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Director: John Pogue; Screenwriters: John Pogue, Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman, Tom de Ville; Starring: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Erin Richards; Running time: 98 mins; Certificate: 15
Flop. Hammer time. Okay, so the latest effort from the rejuvenated British studio isn't excruciatingly bad thanks to consistently impressive acting, but it fails to raise a shudder and squanders the chance to capitalise on their effective chiller The Woman in Black.
Based on supposedly true events, The Quiet Ones is set in 1974, which is established by the music of Slade frequently blaring out of the radio at regular intervals. After a while it starts to feel like one of those music-based torture methods apparently used at Guantanamo Bay.
The narrative revolves around Professor Coupland's (Jared Harris) dangerous paranormal experiment on troubled girl Jane (Olivia Cooke), for which he enlists the help of three students. The trio is spearheaded by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire »
Having hit the international jackpot with “The Woman in Black,” the revived Hammer Films label follows up with a title that lacks that haunted-house pic’s familiarity of source material, highly accessible premise and equivalently marketable star. Instead, “The Quiet Ones” presents rising actor Sam Claflin as an average guy participating in an ethically dubious scientific experiment into psychic disturbance. The 1970s setting offers a retro feel that should strike appealing chords for fans of old-school horror, but there’s little here that’s exactly new or fresh, indicating a challenge for Lionsgate to make the film’s voice heard above the din. The pic opens April 25 Stateside.
May 1974, Oxford. Local lad Brian McNeil (Claflin), who works in the university’s audiovisual unit, is projecting archival research material to accompany a lecture delivered by paranormal psychology expert Joseph Coupland (Jared Harris). Would the young man be willing to film the »
- Charles Gant
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