Director John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal) executed this British horror film extremely well considering this is his second movie to direct. He did a great job portraying the human drama without it being too gory and keeping the creepy and compelling effect to capture the audience attention. Beautifully done John. The Quiet Ones (2014) is somewhat based on the Philip experiment which took place in Toronto, Canada in 1972. The Phillip experiment is a parapsychology experiment. The movie includes suggestive sexual content, violence, bad language, genuine chills, a little gore, suspense and some frightening scenes where you may jump or twitch.
The Quiet Ones is about an Oxford professor in England who is willing to risk his reputation and life to prove that the supernatural powers does not exist and is a mere indication of psychological trauma. Professor Joseph Coupland (Jared Harris - The Boxtrolls, The Devil’s Violinist, Fringe TV series) study a young girl, Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke - Ouija, The Signal, Ruby’s Skin) who thinks she is possessed by an evil spirit named Evie. Jane and cameraman, Brian McNeil (Sam Claflin - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, United, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1) began a weird relationship in a secluded house, in the middle of nowhere that is shared with the crew. Brian is astonished by Jane knowing his name without it being mentioned. He also notices that Jane knows everything that the professor and the students are discussing although she cannot hear them.
The ghost horror movie got really interesting when the professor decided to push Jane to create a demonic ghost with the pain she contains in her head. I bet the professor wished that he did not do that. Will the professor succeed?
One thing the audience will walk away with from this movie is Jane’s screams for days to come. Olivia Cooke did a fantastic job with her part and she was the best actor in this movie. Jared Harris also did an amazing job in The Quiet Ones. The horror film was unique because the director did not feel the need to impress the audience from the very beginning of the movie with cheap thrills, scares and the usual we see in everyday horror movies.
About The Quiet Ones 2014
Starring: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Dean Mitchell, Erin Richards, Rebecca Scott, Aretha Ayeh, Max Mackintosh, Harman Singh, Ben Holden, Nick Owenford, Clare-Louise English, Laurie Calvert, Aldo Maland, Max Pirkis, Tracy Ray, Richard Cunningham, Eileen Nicholas
Director: John Pogue
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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