Emily Blunt and John Krasinski star in first trailer for silent horror flick A Quiet Place

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Nov 16, 2017, 11:09 AM EST

The teaser trailer for A Quiet Place, starring real-life wife-and-husband team Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, has quietly dropped. Here we get to see—but not hear—an eerie world where sound has serious consequences.

The voiceless trailer is intriguing. The family, which obviously goes unnamed, lives simply on a dilapidated farm, careful not to step on fallen leaves or repair significant spectral property damage. The family communicates with sign language. The children play Monopoly using felt, rather than metal or plastic, as tokens. But a board game mishap leads to heart-pounding terror and a silent scream.

It’s an intriguing premise: a silent horror film for the modern age. Still, the question hanging over the head of the teaser trailer is why. Why live in a house where you can’t whisper for fear of an otherworldly attack? We’re hoping for a pretty compelling reason as to why they would stay.

A Quiet Place will be released on April 6, 2018.

Fans have likely picked up on the threads already, but A Quiet Place shares voicelessness with the famed episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Hush." But this looks to be a bit more terrifying. Even without those smiling Gentlemen.