An exceptional horror movie comes once in a while, and today they usually have links to extraterrestrial activities. “A Quiet Place” is no exception, and is about near-indestructible monsters that are out to eliminate all traces of humans. They are blind but have superior abilities to hear the slightest sound and hunt down their prey. Therefore, silence is golden and no one can make any sound if he wants to survive.

New Zealand Herald reports that English actor Emily Blunt of “The Devil Wears Prada” fame has teamed up with American actor/director John Krasinski of “The Office” fame to create this unforgettable film.

The story in brief

A Quiet Place” is a horror movie co-written and directed by John Krasinski. He and Emily Blunt are a real-life couple and the movie is about a couple like them trying to save their children from the grip of the monsters. Children and noise are inseparable and the pair has to pass through nail-biting experiences in order to ensure the safety of their children from the monsters prowling about. They had to make use of sign language to communicate.

This is Krasinski's third film as a director, and he admits that he was never a fan of horror films but he has proved his mettle in creating tense situations. Once he decided to direct this movie, he spent a lot of time watching horror movies like “Get Out,” “The Babadook,” and “The Witch” to understand what makes them click.

He realized that they do not fall into the category of B-movies but held a special attraction for the audience.

It has impressed

The Paramount Pictures movie “A Quiet Place” falls in the genre of sci-fi horror because of blind monsters who have taken over the Earth and want to end the last trace of humans. There is adequate scope for animation and the production team has shown its technical brilliance.

According to Variety, this horror-thriller has earned at least $40 million on its opening weekend in the domestic circuit and boasts of a 96 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Past estimates of this Paramount title were in the $30 million range which has already been overtaken. This trend is proof that horror movies with a sci-fi background have a ready audience.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have presented this movie with a liberal dose of extraterrestrials. An offering of this nature always has a special appeal for the viewers who love to escape from the dull routine of life and move into a world of make-believe for a brief respite.