In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Through the Years
Actor, co-writer and director John Krasinski seems to understand this thoroughly, and the result is an unnerving film. The premise is intriguing - in the near future, humans are viciously hunted down by mysterious creatures equipped with a heightened sense of sound. Their only known weakness is that they are blind.
Krasinski uses this to create a dreadful sense of atmosphere throughout the film. The rules that exist in this universe are established early on with minimal exposition. After all, the characters can't communicate with each other openly. Additionally, since very little is known about these creatures, this film smartly implements one of the fundamental rules of the genre - the fear of the unknown. This setup pushes the family to invent creative ways to survive. The cast is minimal - besides Krasinski, Emily Blunt plays his wife, and their real-life chemistry translates brilliantly. Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds play two of their children. Being a deaf actress, Millicent is the perfect choice to star in this mostly silent film, and her authentic performance stands out along with Blunt who showcases her impressive acting range. Horror, in particular, only works if you're invested in the characters, and this cast absorbs you into their terrifying world.
- Jun 21, 2021