Two parents do what it takes to keep their children safe in a world full of creatures hunting every sound they can hear. Not a sound can be heard from the family hiding in silence, but all it takes is one noise and everything can go wrong.Written by
The first test screenings of the film were considered to be a disaster because audience members laughed hysterically at times, worrying the people behind the film that there was something wrong. It turned out the only reason audience members laughed was that the CGI for the monster was either not finished or was completely absent, leaving John Krasinski in a motion capture suit for scenes where he played the monster and the audience found these scenes quite funny. Further screenings were more well-received once the CGI was done. See more »
Lee takes his son to the waterfall to note that loud natural sounds can mask their noises, and to have some father-son time. If Evelyn was so far along in her pregnancy this might not be the right time for such excursions as she could use all the help from her family when giving birth. See more »
Do I Wanna Know?
Written by Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Jamie Cook & Nick O'Malley
Performed by Arctic Monkeys
Produced by Ross Orton
Courtesy of Domino Records See more »
Incredibly effective despite small problems
Im a huge John Kasinski fan so I may be slightly biased, but in his directorial debut I believe him to have constructed one of the most tense and effective movies I've seen in a long time.
This movie is not without its flaws in logic and plot, but in what it attempts to do, it's incredibly successful.
From start to end I was on edge of my seat. There were very few moments where I wasn't guessing what was going to come next or what could potentially happen to one of the characters.
In a sea of horror films this day and age that rely on setup, gimmicky jump-scares, this movie stands out, much like Don't Breathe, as an exercise of your patience and nerves. It slightly peels away and shreds your emotions as the film progresses.
This attempt makes me truly excited for John's potential future in filmmaking because of his ability to play the audience and draw reactions from them. It was truly nearly a masterful performance by both he and Emily and should not go unappreciated by the niche horror audience.
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