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

Director:

John Pogue

Writers:

Craig Rosenberg (screenplay by), Oren Moverman (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... 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
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Storyline

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..

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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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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: What if you could prove that the supernatural was merely a manifestation of what already exists in the mind, the subconscious?
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Cum on Feel the Noize
Performed by Slade
Written by Noddy Holder (as Neville Holder) & Jim Lea (as James Lea)
Licensed courtesy of While John Music Ltd. & Barn Publishing (Slade) Ltd.
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genuinely surprised by the negative reviews
22 May 2014 | by memoryplagueSee all my reviews

Aside from The Exorcist, possession films always seem so lacking. They never have enough real, human tension. They focus on predictable jump scares and an even more predictable plot. It's safe to say that, in general, possession films don't have much to offer. Thankfully, The Quiet Ones does not suffer from the same faults of many other similar films.

Rather than simply focus on the dark progression of a possessed being, The Quiet Ones presents the frustrating fears that torment the young, inexperienced scientists, as they struggle with their desire to help a suffering being through the means of science and logic, the underlying threat of possible demonic possession,and the obsessive nature of Professor Coupland.

The performance of the cast is top notch, the effects are subtle, the only disappointing aspect was the very, very end, and the fact that as a whole, the film just wasn't that scary. Still, if the concept of possession interests you, but you've been disappointed with past projects, you might want to give this a shot.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,053, 27 April 2014

Gross USA:

$8,509,867

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,835,162
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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