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The Quiet Ones (2014)

 -  Horror  -  25 April 2014 (USA)
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A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process.

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Professor Joseph Coupland
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Krissi Dalton
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Harry Abrams
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Jane Harper
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Phillip
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Tracy Ray ...
David Q's Mother
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Provost
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Angry Neighbor
Rebecca Scott ...
Student #1
Aretha Ayeh ...
Student #2
Max Mackintosh ...
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Harman Singh ...
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In 1974, in Oxford, Professor Joseph Coupland invites his introspective student Brian McNeil to film his research about the supernatural with his two assistants, Krissi Dalton and Harry Abrams, and the subject Jane Harper. Jane is a young woman with no memory from the past that has been abandoned that believes she is possessed by a doll named Evey that gives telekinetic power to her. She is kept awake in an isolated house with a doll, where Prof. Coupland intends that she puts her evil energy in and then destroy the doll to healing Jane. Strange things happen in the house and Brian feels sorry for Jane and he researches her tattoo, learning an evil secret about the past of Jane. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Something unspeakable is happening to Jane Harper.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, sexual content, thematic material, language, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »

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25 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Silencio del más allá  »

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$3,880,053 (USA) (25 April 2014)

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$8,496,112 (USA) (30 May 2014)
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Cambridge was considered as a location. See more »

Goofs

"Cum on Feel the Noize" by 'Slade' was released in 1973 and is appropriate for the 1974 timeline. The track played in the movie is not the cover of the song recorded by Quiet Riot in 1983. See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Bertha Butt Boogie
Performed by The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Written by Jimmy Castor & John Pruitt (as John L Pruitt)
Published by Minder Music
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Good and creepy. However; easily forgettable, incomplete and has a disappointing ending.
21 June 2014 | by (Essex) – See all my reviews

So, The Quiet Ones. I gave this film an 8 out of 10. I would however give it a rating of 7.8 if I could.

The Positives: The Quiet Ones is very successful in building up tension. It builds it up and then a jump scene comes at you and throws you out of your seat!

It is also a great concept. As the story progresses you begin to see more to the story than what we first thought.

Also TQO manages to go into different stories based on real legends (e.g. The theories they come up with and the covens they slightly touch upon.)

It is also quite creepy and intense with many scenes that make you say to yourself: WTF?!

The Negatives: TQO does not go deep enough into the story. They could have made the run time longer resulting in the movie being a lot more frightening. At the end of the movie, clearly not destined for a sequel we are left with many un-answered questions.

It is easily forgettable! After watching the film I simply left the screening. I did not take a minute to think about what I watched, literally the second I left the cinema I forgot about it.

The ending is also very disappointing. After all the build up I bet you were expecting a dramatic, jaw dropping climax?.... Well this movie does not offer that. Up until the end all the other negatives could have easily been forgiven. All it would have needed was a better ending.

And finally I'm going to tell you the problem with this film that occurs all of the time. 'Based on a true story'. If you are a director reading this STOP ADDING THOSE 5 WORDS! It makes the film feel scarier obviously but it also makes the director have to keep it realistic and that is usually a big downfall!

So 7.8 is what I give this film. It is creepy, jumpy and an interesting mix of found footage genre cinematography and regular cinematography. However; TQO simply isn't very believable and it is not good enough to get out of the 7 rating.


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