Growing up is tough enough without throwing monsters into the mix. And when you have to live an utterly silent life as a preteen who's trying to figure out her place in the world? Forget about it.
A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski, garnered pre-premiere fame at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival as a horror movie reliant on the terrors of sound and a family's desire to stay together in impossible circumstances. When monsters who attack even the slightest creak and kill without mercy mysteriously take up residence, the Abbott family (Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe) is forced to change up everything about their collective life. For the kids, especially, that means no more talking, no more laughing, and no more fighting with your parents like normal preteens.
SYFY WIRE sat down with Simmonds and Jupe, who play Regan and Marcus Abbott, respectively, in A Quiet Place before the film's premiere to talk about horror movies and whether or not they'd be able to survive in this terrifying world.
"If I saw a monster like that, I'd probably rather be killed by it than survive... it," Jupe said.
"I wouldn't survive," Simmonds said through an interpreter. "I love music. So, how would I get by without listening to some music? I think it would be impossible to survive!"
Watch our interview with Simmonds and Jupe below to hear more about their thoughts on horror movie monsters and working alongside their on-screen parents, Blunt and Krasinski. A Quiet Place opens on April 6.