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The Quiet Ones (2014)

PG-13 | | 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
... Brian McNeil
... Krissi Dalton
... Harry Abrams (as Rory Fleck-Byrne)
... Jane Harper
... Phillip
... David Q
... David Q (older)
Tracy Ray ... David Q's Mother
... Provost
... Angry Neighbor
Rebecca Scott ... Student #1
... Student #2
Max Macintosh ... Student #3 (as Max Mackintosh)
... Student #4
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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

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Les âmes silencieuses  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,053, 27 April 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,496,112, 30 May 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,834,867, 5 June 2014
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The Script was heavily rewritten for budget reasons. 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.

The version of Silver Machine played over the closing credits, however, is by Steven Roth and was recorded in about 2012. Although Rob Calvert and Steve MacManus are credited as writers, the 1972 Hawkwind original recording, featuring the late Lemmy, is not used. See more »

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Professor Joseph Coupland: What is the supernatural? Hm? Anyone?
Female Student: Like ghosts or spirits or devils?
Professor Joseph Coupland: Those examples.
Female Student: Actions or events which we can not explain through science.
Professor Joseph Coupland: Good. Before the discovery of a pathogenic theory of medicine, people believed that sickness was caused by evil spirits. Show of hands - if you get sick, who here would rather see a priest before a doctor.
[students laugh]
Professor Joseph Coupland: Who here believes in God? Heaven? Hell? The apocalypse? Ghosts? Really? No one here believes in ghosts? interesting.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Radio Caroline
[Jingle provided by Radio Caroline]
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Shallow and plodding
1 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

The film is slow, plodding and lacks any depth. The scares don't scare. It lacks suspense or creepiness. Character development falls flat on it's face; you just don't become endeared to any of the characters, at all. Rory Fleck-Byrne and Erin Richards seem completely redundant in the film. Jared Harris performed well, but even he couldn't save this one. I think the whole possession thing has been done to death, and to pull it off nowadays takes strong characters, a solid story and a bit of a twist. Insidious for example. I personally wouldn't waste time and money on the film. Wait until it comes on TV in a couple of years. Definitely not a must watch movie.


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