The Quiet Ones 2013

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From the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In comes the unnerving tale of The Quiet Ones. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland (Jared Harris) along with a team of university students conduct an ‚experiment‚ on Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke), a young girl who harbours unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events, the film stars Jared Harris (Mad Men and Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), and is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

Starring:
Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

The Quiet Ones

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 38 minutes
Starring Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Sam Claflin, Jared Harris, Rory Fleck-Byrne
Director John Pogue
Genres Horror
Studio LIONSGATE
Rental release 18 August 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 38 minutes
Starring Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Sam Claflin, Jared Harris, Rory Fleck-Byrne
Director John Pogue
Genres Horror
Studio LIONSGATE
Rental release 18 August 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tentacles of Fear 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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21 of 24 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 darren1983 on 10 Nov 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
First of all i really can't understand why this intelligent,creepy,original and generally disturbing British horror film has been getting bad reviews?..i was gripped at the cinema,and was still gripped watching on the small screen.Horror films these days seem to have all the same scares..where in this film the scares are part of it's story and atmosphere and there isn't a need to keep throwing scare after scare at you like most horrors these days.The story is based on a real life experiment(which i haven't researched,but like the characters you don't know what's going to happen next in their experiment into the supernatural so your as much in the dark,as the characters are and i really like this approach,and my opinion it works..what holds a good horror film is good story and good acting this film has both..and i thought that all the actors were great in this film especially Jared Harris,Sam Claflin and Olivia Cooke!..i really don't get also why people are saying its boring do people have low attention spans?..thought provoking,chilling,disturbing and well acted in equal measure..hammer definitely haven't lost their touch!
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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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5 of 6 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 Albatross on 8 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
There once was a time when the studio was synonymous with classy horror. Then they disappeared. Then they came back. And only a few people really noticed. Their first efforts returning to the genre had mixed success. However, ‘The Quiet Ones’ really is a film that is best left off their C.V.

It’s a sort of mixture of ‘found footage’ and possession film. Luckily, the whole film isn’t found footage. It’s *supposedly* based on true events. I haven’t looked into this, but I’m guessing it’s about as true as most films that are allegedly based on true events. A university professor is conducting experiments on a girl who is apparently possessed. He also wants it documented by a student cameraman (hence we have elements of point of view shots thrown in the mix for ‘added scare’).

Nothing radical about the premise, but perhaps my biggest gripe was that they tried to set it in the seventies. Seriously… it’s like the film-makers only had access to a sixth form college’s wardrobe department. The ‘costumes’ (and I use that word lightly) are basically the most clichéd seventies outfits I’ve ever seen. In fact, they pretty much look like they could be worn today and no one would really notice. The biggest nod to the seventies are in the haircuts, which are bad. The nerdy cameraman-guy has a clichéd nerdy haircut. The suave rich guy has a clichéd suave rich haircut and the girl just looks like she’s wearing a wig (don’t get me started on the girl – she shows just how ultra decadent she is by constantly waving a cigarette around in one of those long holders they never use any more and wearing mini dresses). Then you have the professor in charge of it all.
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