Paramount has just released the final trailer for the John Krasinski-directed horror thriller A Quiet Place, and, for a family who resorts to sign language to keep sound-sensitive monsters from zeroing in on them, it’s easily the noisiest one yet.
The clip carries to its logical conclusion the film’s premise of all that can go wrong when you make a sound, showing a grizzled man the family encounters in the forest essentially committing suicide-by-stalker by choosing to shout out loud… seconds before getting pounced by one of the movie’s fast-moving monsters.
Mystery and silent tension fuel much of the movie’s fear factor, a trick that’s emphasized to great effect in already-teased scenes like the one in which a children’s spaceship toy makes a beeping sound just as the family is about to walk across a rural bridge. The new trailer’s emphasis on Blunt’s character’s pregnancy — one shot shows her listening through a stethoscope to her unborn baby’s heartbeat — only serves to raise the stakes.
If you’ve been following the development of A Quiet Place, you already know the movie stars Krasinski and Emily Blunt, a husband-and-wife team not only in the movie, but in real life. Blunt is on record saying she really, really wanted to play the role herself — not only because it presented a singular opportunity to star alongside her husband, but also because the story “represented some of my deepest fears — of not being able to protect my children.”
You also may know that A Quiet Place has gotten early rave reviews, knocking SXSW fans off their feet when it premiered at the Austin festival in early March. If the jump-out-of-their seats SXSW audience reaction is anything to go by, this is one of those suspense movies that promises to reward viewing inside a dark theater, alongside a room full of equally frightened fans.
The wait’s almost over: A Quiet Place steals into theaters nationwide on April 6.