5.1/10
16,113
82 user 201 critic

The Quiet Ones (2014)

PG-13 | | Horror | 25 April 2014 (USA)
Trailer
1:00 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jessabelle (2014)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return -- and has no intention of letting her escape.

Director: Kevin Greutert
Stars: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.

Director: Tom Harper
Stars: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox
Oculus I (2013)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Director: Mike Flanagan
Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff
Ouija II (2014)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Director: Stiles White
Stars: Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

Director: John Erick Dowdle
Stars: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

Director: Scott Derrickson
Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Professor Joseph Coupland
...
...
Krissi Dalton
...
Harry Abrams (as Rory Fleck-Byrne)
...
Jane Harper
...
Phillip
...
...
Tracy Ray ...
David Q's Mother
...
Provost
...
Angry Neighbor
...
Student #1
...
Student #2
Max Mackintosh ...
Student #3
...
Student #4
Edit

Storyline

In 1974, Oxford professor Joseph Coupland invites introspective lad Brian McNeil to film his experimental treatment of subject Jane Harper, aided by student assistants Krissi Dalton and Harry Abrams. Jane, a young woman with no memory of the past and repeatedly abandoned by foster families, believes herself possessed by a doll named Evey that gives her telekinetic power. Keeping her awake in an isolated house, Prof. Coupland intends that she puts her evil energy into an actual doll, thereafter destroying it to heal Jane. Amidst strange things happening in the house, Brian feels sorry for Jane and, researching her tattoo, learns an evil secret about Jane's past, and of Prof. Coupland's motivation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / revised by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Something unspeakable is happening to Jane Harper.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les âmes silencieuses  »

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$8,496,112 (USA) (30 May 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Script was heavily rewritten for budget reasons. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1974. "Bertha Butt Boogie" by The Jimmy Castor Bunch was released in 1975. See more »

Quotes

Professor Joseph Coupland: Take your hands out of his trousers now, please.
See more »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Telegram Sam
Performed by T. Rex
Written by Marc Bolan
Courtesy of Spirit Music Publishing Limited
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Tense but does not go far enough
25 April 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A psychiatrist takes a team of people to a retreat with a mental health patient in order to help her. Part of the process is the conducting of a series of experiments which go terribly awry.

An initial struggle for me was how can a doctor be allowed to take a vulnerable patient away and use as a guinea pig; the ease with which it occurred, caused certain moral thrash. As the story moves on, certain inexplicable incidents occur with seem to trouble the entire team.

Of course these "incidents" have had to take place since this is after all a horror film. The events cause a certain split as the doctor in charge believes there is a naturalistic explanation behind it whilst some of the team hold the view that there is a transcendent reality beyond what we see, feel and understand.

On the whole, it is an effective horror film as the story progresses with good pace, upping the intensity with the passing of time. It is held back by a rather sense of predictability due to a highly worked story/theme (night/dark/silence interrupted by a sudden noisy intervention) and a not very believable initiating incident (the taking of a patient away for experimentation).


18 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?