A Quiet Place is all set to take the number one slot at the box office this weekend, bringing the horror genre back to the top. The movie has been receiving glowing reviews from critics and moviegoers, but one person in particular really liked the movie. Horror icon Stephen King loves A Quiet Place, calling it “extraordinary,” and surprising the hell out of director John Krasinski, who wasn’t sure what to make of King’s praise for his horror debut.
Many have been noticing the use of silence in A Quiet Place and how it adds to the tension in the movie. The sound designers have been receiving a lot of praise for their hard work as well as John Krasinski’s acting and directorial style. Stephen King definitely took notice and took to social media to share his love of the movie. He had this to say.
Stephen King’s work has been adapted numerous times over the years, with last year’s IT becoming the highest grossing horror movie of all time. Director John Krasinski is obviously a fan of King’s work and couldn’t believe it when the iconic author tweeted out his praise for A Quiet Place earlier this week. Krasinski retweeted Stephen King’s review and pretended like he was going to pass out.
“Brain…not processing. Uh oh-don’t black out John, don’t black out- …too late.”
Stephen King is not alone in his love for A Quiet Place. As previously noted, the horror movie will take the number one spot at the box office this weekend, knocking out Stephen Spielberg’s Ready Player One. The movie initially had a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but it has since dropped to 96 percent, which is still very good for Rotten Tomatoes. The screenplay for A Quiet Place was written by John Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck, and it’s 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.
A Quiet Place sound editors Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn describe the movie as, “a sound designer’s dream,” which means that they were left to their own devices after John Krasinski gave him his notes. The silence plays a huge role in the film, leading moviegoers to focus on the screen as well as the delicate touches and footsteps that add an eerie amount of tension throughout most of the movie. The hard work and crazy attention to detail have paid off since the movie is gaining praise from Stephen King and taking the number one position at the box office. You can read the horror icon’s praise for A Quiet Place below, provided by Stephen King’s Twitter account.
A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera’s eye open wide in a way few movies manage.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 6, 2018
Brain…not processing. Uh oh—don’t black out John, don’t black out— …too late. https://t.co/Hjhl72mr9b
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) April 6, 2018