a quiet place trailer

It’s become a steadily growing problem in the digital age: How do you sell a horror movie without revealing too much about the movie? Horror films are built on shocks and scares, and today’s spoiler-happy culture threatens that very foundation. But if you have an intriguing enough premise, you can get audiences in theaters, right?

A Quiet Place certainly has that intriguing premise down pat: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski play the parents of a family who are forced to live in utter silence for fear of being hunted by mysterious creatures drawn to noise. But as the taut horror thriller rolls out its trailers, it seems like it’s being forced to reveal more and more…including a glimpse at the terrifying monsters at the center of it all.

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a quiet place super bowl tv spot

John Krasinski gets in front of and behind the lens for the taut thriller A Quiet Place. The eerie horror film stars Krasinski and real-life wife Emily Blunt as the heads of a family who are besieged my monsters that hunt via sound. After a moody first trailer was released in November, a new TV spot has dropped during today’s Super Bowl, upping the stakes and the suspense.

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‘A Quiet Place’ Will Open the 2018 SXSW Film Festival

A QUIET PLACE trailer

The 2018 SXSW Film Festival kicks off in March and the first wave of movies that will be playing has been announced. A Quiet Place, the new horror film from director John Krasinski starring Emily Blunt, will be the opening night film. However, the programming runs the gamut from prestige dramas like Final Portrait to crude comedies like Blockers to TV shows like Krypton. But perhaps importantly (at least to me!), the fest will see the premiere of Jody Hill’s new movie, The Legacy of the Whitetail Deer Hunter.

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A QUIET PLACE trailer

John Krasinski made his directorial debut with the little-seen 2009 comedy Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, but it looks like he’s making the pivot to horror in the nearly silent upcoming film A Quiet Place.

Starring Krasinski himself, his wife Emily Blunt, and Wonderstruck breakout star Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place seems to follow the footsteps of fellow abstract horror film It Comes At Night, in which an unseen force terrorizes the inhabitants of an isolated house. The teaser trailer hints at a similar narrative but with a twist: the unseen monsters can only find you if you make a noise.

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