The Quiet Ones: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:


When a crazed university professor (Jared Harris) and his team of students set out to cure a disturbed patient, the unthinkable happens. Trusting in their leader and his motives, Brian (Sam Claflin) and his fellow students find themselves far from help…and all too close to a sinister force they never suspected.

Hammer Films is a very well known entity in the genre film world so I was wildly surprised to see that this film was a part of that legacy. The possession story is one that I’ve seen OVER AND OVER AGAIN and there really hasn’t been a new twist on it in awhile. I really hate to say it but this was no different. It wasn’t a horrible movie. I actually was pretty entertained by it and some of the more creepy moments. It may sound kind of weird but the main thing that I have to give credit to was the actual audio. The levels were adjust in a certain way where when you heard the dialogue it made you turn up the volume because it was a bit too low then something suspenseful would happen and it would make me jump because the the volume was set too high. Clever trickery guys…tsk, tsk, tsk! There were a few plot point that I could predict it also did have it’s share of surprises which helped this movie for sure and kept it fresh at the times a film like this would become stale. The other thing that I liked was that it wasn’t a straight “found footage” film like I thought it was going to be. It kind of flip flopped between the two though and that’s something that I don’t think I’ve seen before. The acting was really solid from each performer but Sam Claflin stood out above the rest. He had this demeanor about him that got my attention and he gave a strong performance throughout. Even though the film was somewhat familiar it was still a lot of fun to watch and any lover of the paranormal will dig this.

Special Features:

Welcome to the Experiment: Making The Quiet Ones – A really well done BTS feature that runs about 35 minutes. It goes in depth about the making of the film but also has some really good interviews with the cast and crew.

An Ominous Opening – Takes a look at the opening sequence of the film.

Deleted Scenes – A good amount of scenes that honestly I’m kind of 50/50 about. Some are great and some are kind of “Throwaways”.

Outtakes – some entertaining flubs and miscues.

The Quiet Ones is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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