I must admit that “The Quiet Ones” is a film that has somehow slipped by my attention. Perhaps they were too quiet? Thanks to a new trailer, though, the movie is back on my radar.
A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.
“The Quiet Ones” is being directed by John Pogue who previously handled “Quarantine 2: Terminal”, not a film I particularly liked, but I’m willing to hand out a mulligan or two. There’s also a solid cast attached to this project. Olivia Cooke is great in “Bates Motel” and it’ll be interesting to see her take on a deranged character as a counterpoint to her sweet and innocent Emma on “Bates”. Then there’s Jared Harris who is usually a pleasure to watch, no matter what he’s in. My biggest concern, really, is the CGI. There are a few shots of it in the trailer, but hopefully it’ll have a minimal presence in the actual movie.