John Krasinski talks about sound in ‘A Quiet Place’: Watch
True to its title, A Quiet Place may just be the quietest movie of the year.
It might also be one of the scariest.
In an exclusive featurette, John Krasinski – who directed, co-wrote, and stars in the film – explains how he turned sound into a tool for ramping up tension in every single scene.
As star Emily Blunt put it, “Sound plays another character in this film. Sound’s the enemy of this family.”
Every footstep, every sigh is laced with tension, since the premise of the film is that the monsters are attracted to noise. (This is not a film to eat popcorn while watching.)
And it works like gangbusters, if Krasinski may say so himself. “That’s the psychological thriller aspect”, he says. “If you can get tension to the highest level and then just start unraveling, there’s no coming back from it.”
Judging by the nail marks left on my palms after seeing this film, I’d say mission accomplished.
A Quiet Place is in theaters now.