The Quiet Ones 2014

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Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic Professor (Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment. Unassuming cameraman Brian McNeil (Claflin) is brought on board to document the research and its disturbing consequences.

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1 hour, 37 minutes

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The Quiet Ones

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director John Pogue
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 May 2014
Format: DVD
Oxford Professor Joseph Coupland (Jared Harris) leads a pair of student researchers plus a camera man, known as the "quiet ones" to discover and cure the insanity of Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke) through experimental means. Dr. Coupland believes Jane has "negative energy" that manifests itself into telekinetic which can be controlled to cure the patient. Belief in the supernatural is not tolerated.

During the process, Brian (Sam Claflin) the camera man develops mutual feelings for Jane who has an imaginary demon named Evie. The time frame for this film is 1974 and it makes use of Slade's "Come On Feel the Noise." Early in the movie, the funding for the experiment gets cut so Brian volunteers to use cheaper lower quality film, just what I wanted to hear. Part of the movie is amateur hand held genre while some of it is not.

The film scare factor doesn't pick up until about an hour into it. It then has some bad minor clue twists which didn't help the film's cause.

Might work as a cheap rental. Not overpowering.

Parental Guide: 2 f-bombs. Implied sex. No nudity.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By selma_hepburn on 18 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
Now I've seen a far amount of crappy horror films, films I have brought with the hope of a fright be it big or small. Just something a little different, a little thrilling and without the usual 'trying to make you jump' moments. Most of my hopeful purchases find their way into charity shops however for me the Quiet Ones will not one of them.

Invoking the spirit of early 1970s psychological experiences The Quiet Ones uses both found footage and more standard storytelling to show a scientific investigation into the paranormal. But this film isn't intended to be some exorcism on screen (which are overdone), it's not high gore (yawn), or dead bodies by the bucket load (meh). The Quiet Ones does an impressive job of transporting you back to the 70s with great set design, a fantastic naturalistic score and dare I say it some stella acting!

Admittedly its not really going to set the box office alight as their are some flaws with the script which at times feels uninventive but I have to say I generally found it enjoyable and can certainly see myself going in for multiple re-watches. If you've ever seen the British Horror Fracture it sort of reminds me of that in some strange way.... I suppose its because compared to the US horror its more understated.

So I ask that before you poo poo, have a little looky and make your own mind up about this horror offering.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ron from Crawley on 16 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD
Very good, a great non-body count thriller/horror film. Based on a true story. Good acting, plenty of scary moments. I suspect a lot of the more negative ratings are due to lack of body count.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Door Peeper on 20 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
It's great to see Hammer films back as I grew up on their spine-tingling output in the 1960's and 1970's.
The Quiet Ones isn't the best of Hammer by a long shot but it's an interesting enough story with a few nice little shocks along the way.
It's good it's British and not yet another shaky camera Paranormal clone from the USA which seem to have over-run the horror end of the cinema in recent years.
It's a nice jumpy little film if a little messy at times. Maybe the direction could've been a bit tighter, but all in all well worth a watch.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Terrible film, well acted by everyone just a dull story and certainly no scares.
I really wanted to like this film as it is from the (once) mighty HAMMER FILMS stable but there is very little to reccomend it and I certainly won't be giving it a 2nd viewing, even to see Erin Richerd's legs, for me the only thing worth praising!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
This is a passable Hammer Films flick.
Joseph Coupland is a fifty-something professor at the University of Oxford. He carries out research into paranormal activity, and although he is a cynic not a believer, he is determined to prove or disprove the existence of ethereal beings. He thinks that he can do this by trying to create a poltergeist.
Assisted by two twenty-something student researchers, Harry and Christina, and a similarly aged cameraman named Brian, Joseph is carrying out a research experiment on a suicidal and self-harming teenage girl named Jane, who believes that she is possessed by an evil spirit or demon named Evie.
Jane's behaviour is violent, schizophrenic and disturbing, indeed she's the sort of person who would normally be "sectioned" into the nearest psychiatric ward. However, here she's confined to a locked room at the University, where she's observed by the unorthodox professor. This basic premise for the movie did stretch credibility quite a bit - a teenage girl with an apparently really serious psychiatric illness, would be receiving urgent medical attention, rather than used as a guinea pig by a vaguely voyeuristic professor.
Unfortunately for Joseph, the University powers that be, understandably express disquiet about the morally questionable research experiment, and they soon pull the plug on the professor's funding.
Joseph then persists with the experiment away from the University, aided by his two researchers and the cameraman. He uses first hypnosis and secondly a seance to attempt contact with Evie, with predictably startling consequences. Brian meanwhile finds himself increasingly drawn into Jane's troubled world, and starts to pursue his own enquiries into the cause of her challenging behaviour...
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