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)

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2.6 out of 5 stars

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14 of 15 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Very good possesion movie that has some great scares and special effects but goes more for the slow reveal than all out action. I liked the retro feel and setting the film in the 70's allowed for some great subtle manipulation of the visuals to give it the look of something shot at that time. The story is solid and has fun with many of the classic possession movie plotlines. A lot to enjoy here but it's pace is slow and unlikely to appeal to all.
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Format: DVD
I see that some of the reviews base their 4/5 stars on the acting and the set designs.
And yes, those are well done, acting is quite good, as are the characters, though a tad generic, and the surroundings a very well done, giving the impressions that this film indeed is in the 70's.
BUT, that just doesn't hide the fact, that the movie is simply just really boring.
I get that the film tries and "intelligent" approach (as another review states) but it's as if the director tried too hard.
Nothing really sets this film apart from the countless of other "possession" movies out there and that does bother me quite a bit, cause it seems like they had an OK budget and, again, good actors, to make this more original.
But no, after about an hour, the movie flatlines, nothing really happens after that and the finishing sequence is no more "scary", than what took place 20 min. earlier.
I'd say the movie is for people, who have a passing interest in horror, but for the avid horror fan, give it a miss.

I was hoping this movie would be better and that they'd gone for a little less generic final, it was all just a bit too predictable.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Green Man Music on 29 Aug 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
An eccentric psychology professor recruits two of his students and a young local cameraman to assist him with an experiment to free one of his patients of the entity that he believes her psyche has generated and is causing her and those around her trauma, distress and possession-like manifestations.
Hammer was perhaps looking to its heyday in the 60s and 70s when it decided to set this film in the early 1970s, but it was a masterstroke. Not only could it presumably access its original costume cupboard (well, I jest), but placing it in this time perhaps makes the chances of a rogue psychologist being able to lock up a severely disturbed young girl and experiment on her freely much more likely.
The premise of the story is the professor's passionate and somewhat obsessive belief that the girl has created her own spirit that she calls "Emily", versus the growing belief of the three young assistants that the girl could actually be possessed by an external force.
The actress who plays Jane, the subject of the experiment, is really excellent at portraying a sense of the unknown, sometimes helpless, sometimes apparently manipulative, sometimes aware and sometimes confused.
The whole scenario is eerie, with the experimenters holed up in an abandoned English mansion, and it's this overall eerieness rather than special effects or gore or anything that endeared me to this film.
Really good to see Hammer producing some enjoyable new films, yet retaining a sense of what it has always been.
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4 of 5 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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Zaroff on 4 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
Firstly, let me sigh. So many people seem to pan The Quiet Ones with declarations of how it fell below their high standards. Comparisons can indeed be made between this film and similar themed rollercoaster rides, most of them modern in their execution across the board. Add to this it cannot be readily put on cultic pedestals like The Haunting, Legend of Hell House, it is a minor effort from the Hammer stable....

However, the film has been given short shrift, which is often unfair. It would seem that a lot of people have watched many hundreds of similar creepy spliced in found footage films, haunted girl possession flicks, mostly american, and decided to put it somewhere near the bottom of the scare list. In short, the film is being viewed either by the jaded or by adrenalin fueled youth, which this film probably frustrates like few others...

What we have is akin to older, more evenly paced films, before an eruption of events toward the end in the final act. There is a definite tinge of The Stone Tape here, or anything touching upon Nigel Kneales work. Suggestiveness abounds, alluding to vague ideas, then eruptions in the plot of directly obvious declarations of science becoming a ritualized exorcism much like in the classic Legend of Hell House. Add to this a plot rubbing shoulders with the less than therapeutic science at work that this alludes to, of psychological/sociological vagaries that Skinner & similar theorists would see as fair game. The whole theme starts to disintegrate from solid instruments measuring of occultic effects, to a more human tainted derangement of the senses and abrupt sound levels shifting.
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