John Krasinksi’s 2018 film, A Quiet Place was a strong entry into the recent wave of top tier horror movies. The film was a virtually dialogue free thriller about a family hiding from sound-driven creatures in rural America. Krasinski kept the tension tight, while both he and real-life wife Emily Blunt put in good work as the parents working to keep their family safe. A Quiet Place had shades of I Am Legend and M.Night Shyamalan’s Signs – it was a clever little piece of genre fare that hit the right notes and ticked the correct boxes.
Does it really need a sequel? There have been a lot of great and successful horror films over the years, but there has never been a horror sequel that surpassed the original (does Aliens count?). This trailer for A Quiet Place Part II looks solid and while it might expand on the world of the original, I doubt that it will improve on it.
I’m pretty sure this movie only exists for business reasons. A Quiet Place cost just $17 million to produce and grossed $188 million at the US box office and over $340 million globally. They’d be stupid not to have another crack at it.
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
John Krasinski once again writes and directs and Emily Blunt stars alongside Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Djimon Hounsou.
A Quiet Place Part II opens on 20 March 2020.