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The Quiet Ones (2014)

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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.


John Pogue


Craig Rosenberg (screenplay by), Oren Moverman (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Harris ... Professor Joseph Coupland
Sam Claflin ... Brian McNeil
Erin Richards ... Krissi Dalton
Rory Fleck Byrne ... Harry Abrams (as Rory Fleck-Byrne)
Olivia Cooke ... Jane Harper
Laurie Calvert Laurie Calvert ... Phillip
Aldo Maland ... David Q
Max Pirkis ... David Q (older)
Tracy Ray Tracy Ray ... David Q's Mother
Richard Cunningham ... Provost
Eileen Nicholas ... Angry Neighbor
Rebecca Scott ... Student #1
Aretha Ayeh ... Student #2
Max Macintosh Max Macintosh ... Student #3 (as Max Mackintosh)
Harman Singh ... Student #4


Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke) is a deeply troubled girl possessed of an all-consuming blackness, and Professor Joseph Coupland (Jared Harris) has a particularly unconventional plan for getting the darkness out of her. Summoning his top students to a secluded estate on the outskirts of London, Professor Coupland proposes that they attempt to manifest the malevolent energy in Jane. What the brilliant instructor and his ambitious students discover when they attempt to do so, however, is a horror so unrelentingly baleful and powerful that it may destroy them all before they even realize what a terrible mistake they've made..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Something unspeakable is happening to Jane Harper.

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 »

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Did You Know?


The film takes place in 1974. See more »


When they put the candle under Jane's arm, the 'flame' can be seen to clearly be one of the plastic 'flameless' battery operated candles - the flame is a stiff piece of paper that doesn't bend. See more »


Professor Joseph Coupland: We cure one patient, we cure all mankind.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »


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User Reviews

Not what it's cracked up to be
24 May 2014 | by McgoljSee all my reviews

I like my horror movies, to be more precise i like my supernatural horror movies. This unfortunately wasn't one of them. I had such high hopes for this movie, Good cast, trailer looked good, what could go wrong. Well, everything was there, except for a scare. I realised about a third into the movie i had a feeling, didn't know what it was, then it dawned on me, nothing had happened!, absolutely nothing. I continued to watch, with hopes of something happening and that is where the movie gets you, It lulls you into thinking the big reveal is just about to happen, and yet another small reveal happens along with a new bit of info to the mix. But sadly is like a cheap dinner, Smells and looks good, but leaves you wanting. Acting, i have to say, was meh!, the blonde! please! stereotype was almost tattooed on her forehead, along with the nutty professor and religiously shy hero.

Sorry folks, this is not what it is tarted up to be!, it's a meh! rainy waste of a Sunday afternoon.

Disappointing, disjointed, disinterested.

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Release Date:

25 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,053, 27 April 2014

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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