A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place Information

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who also stars in the film with Emily Blunt, his wife in real life. The screenplay was written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck based on a story by Woods and Beck. The plot follows a family of four who must live life in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 9, 2018 and has been critically praised. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 6, 2018, by Paramount Pictures.


Paramount Pictures describes the film, "In the modern horror thriller A Quiet Place, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you."


Actor Role Description
Emily Blunt Evelyn Abbott The mother of Regan and Marcus and the wife of Lee. She is pregnant with their third child at the start of the film. Krasinski describes Evelyn wanting to ensure their children "be fully-formed, fully-thinking people".
John Krasinski Lee Abbott The father of Regan and Marcus and the husband of Evelyn. Krasinski described his character as a survivalist who focuses on getting his family through each day.
Millicent Simmonds Regan Abbott Lee and Evelyn's deaf daughter and Marcus's sister. Krasinski said he sought a deaf actress, "... for many reasons, I didn't want a non-deaf actress pretending to be deaf. Most importunely though, because a deaf actress would help my knowledge and my understanding of the situations tenfold. I wanted someone who lives it and who could teach me about it on set." Since the family communicates in American Sign Language to avoid sound, Simmonds helped teach ASL to her fellow actors.
Noah Jupe Marcus Abbott The hearing son of Lee and Evelyn and Regan"?s brother. Krasinski noticed Jupe in the 2016 miniseries The Night Manager and later got to see an early screening of the 2017 film Suburbicon to evaluate Jupe's performance.


  • John Krasinski - director, writer (screenplay), executive producer
  • Michael Bay - producer
  • Andrew Form - producer
  • Brad Fuller - producer
  • Scott Beck - writer (story, screenplay), executive producer
  • Bryan Woods - writer (story, screenplay), executive producer
  • Celia Costas - executive producer
  • Allyson Seeger - executive producer
  • Aaron Janus - executive producer
  • Marco Beltrami - composer
  • Charlotte Bruus Christensen - cinematographer
  • Christopher Tellefsen - editor
  • Jeffrey Beecroft - production designer, associate producer


A Quiet Place is directed by John Krasinski, who also stars in the film, which was produced by Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes. Krasinski wrote the screenplay with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, both who had written the story. Beck and Woods grew up together in the US state of Iowa, and in college, they watched numerous silent films. By 2013, they began working on the story that would lead to the film. They used their experience growing up close to farmland as the basis for the story, also including a grain silo setting as a place considered dangerous in their upbringing. They initiated their approach with a 15-page proof of concept.

In January 2016, Beck and Woods began writing A Quiet Place in earnest. Krasinski read their spec script in the following July, and it appealed to him with the concept of parents protecting their children, especially since he and his wife, actress Emily Blunt, had had their second child at the time. Blunt encouraged him to direct the film. By March 2017, Paramount bought Beck and Woods's spec script. The studio hired Krasinski to rewrite the script and to direct the film, which was his third directorial credit and his first for a major studio. Blunt read Krasinski's draft and asked him if she could be cast opposite him in the film. He agreed, and they were both cast in the starring roles of the film.

Production took place in 2017 from May to November. Most filming took place in US state of New York in Dutchess County and Ulster County. Filmmakers spent in the region, including a purchase of of corn which they hired local farmers to grow. Some filming took place on a soundstage in the town of Pawling in Dutchess County as well as on-location in the county's city of Beacon. Outside Dutchess and Ulster counties, filming also took place on Main Street in Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York. During filming, the crew avoided making noise so diagetic background sounds could be recorded; the sounds were amplified in post-production. A traditional musical score was also added to the film, which Krasinski justified for audiences to remain familiar with watching the film and not feel like being part of a "silence experiment".

The film's total production budget was .


Paramount Pictures released the first trailer for A Quiet Place in November 2017. It aired a 30-second commercial for the film during the US football playoff Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Of the seven trailers that aired during the playoff, A Quiet Place and Red Sparrow aired during the pregame and had the lowest views and social conversations. A Quiet Place had 149,000 views on YouTube, 275,000 videos on Facebook, and 2,900 social conversations. On February 12, 2018, Krasinski appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to present the full trailer for A Quiet Place.


A Quiet Place premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival as the opening-night film on , 2018. It was selected from 2,458 submissions. It earned "raves" from critics, according to IndieWire. Following its premiere, the film experienced social media growth to under views across multiple platforms, outpacing Get Out (2017), which had views.

Theatrical run

Paramount Pictures will release the film in theaters in the United States and Canada on , 2018. The Tracking Board reported on , "The stellar reviews out of SXSW, coupled with the fact that there isn't anything like it in the marketplace, should help it stand out among its bigger-budget competition." Deadline Hollywood said on that it is projected to gross around $20 million in its opening weekend. Variety reported on that the film "is tracking to open between" and .

BoxOffice initially estimated on , 2018 that A Quiet Place would gross in its opening weekend and that it would gross a total of in the United States. By , it increased its estimate to an opening weekend gross of and a US total gross of . The magazine said the film's trailer was well-received online and that it appeared frequently in previews for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. BoxOffice wrote, "The horror genre has also shown a knack for over-performing against expectations at the box office in recent years, setting this release up for potential success." It said A Quiet Place would have to compete against another horror film, Truth or Dare, which would be released the following weekend. The magazine's staff drew "very favorable" comparisons between A Quiet Place and the 2016 films 10 Cloverfield Lane and Don't Breathe.

Critical response

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 47 reviews, and a rating average of 8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "A Quiet Place artfully plays on elemental fears with a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature that's as original as it is scary"?and establishes director John Krasinski as a rising talent." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 80 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

Varietys Owen Gleiberman said, "A Quiet Place is a tautly original genre-bending exercise, technically sleek and accomplished, with some vivid, scary moments, though it's a little too in love with the stoned logic of its own premise." The Hollywood Reporters John DeFore described the film as "a terrifying thriller with a surprisingly warm heart" and said, "You might have to go back to Jeff Nichols' 2011 Take Shelter to find a film that has used the fantastic this well to convey the combination of fear and responsibility a good parent feels."

Social commentary

John Krasinski, who did not grow up with horror films, said that prior films of the genre such as Don't Breathe (2016) and Get Out (2017) that had societal commentary were part of his research when preparing for A Quiet Place. In addition to considering his film a metaphor for parenthood, he compared the premise to the US politics in 2018, "I think in our political situation, that's what's going on now: You can close your eyes and stick your head in the sand, or you can try to participate in whatever's going on." He cited Jaws (1975) as an influence with how the protagonist cop moved from New York to an island to avoid scary situations and was forced to encounter one in his new location with shark attacks.

Matthew Monagle of Film School Rejects said A Quiet Place seemed to be "the early frontrunner for the sparsely intellectual horror movie of the year" like previous horror films The Babadook (2014) and The Witch (2015). Monagle said Krasinski, who had directed two previous films, was "making an unusual pivot into a genre typically reserved for newcomers" and considered it to be part of a movement toward, rather than away from, horror films with such films layering "in storytelling, and character beats not typically found in a horror movie".

See also

  • List of films featuring the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Sign-language media
  • "Hush" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), an episode of the TV series almost completely devoid of speech
  • After Earth, a 2013 American science fiction film about creatures who hunt humans by scent
Films with little or no dialogue

The British Film Institute listed the following noteworthy films with little or no dialogue:

  • The Thief (1952)
  • Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953)
  • The Naked Island (1960)
  • Le Bal (1983)
  • The Bear (1988)
  • The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
  • In the City of Sylvia (2007)
  • Le quattro volte (2010)
  • All Is Lost (2013)
  • Moebius (2013)
  • The Tribe (2014)
  • The Red Turtle (2016)

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