A university professor and some students perform an experiment
on a young woman, uncovering terrifying secrets along the way.
The Quiet Ones (2014)
Directed by John Pogue
Written by John Pogue, Tom de Ville, Craig Rosenberg,
Starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards,
Rory Fleck-Byrne, Olivia Cooke
While this film, from one of the most well known British horror studios of all time, Hammer Films, wasn't terrible; it also wasn't very good either. The film had an intriguing story that had you wandering if the woman was possessed or just mentally ill. This was soon squandered in the end when the twists popped up. The twists turned out to be fairly predictable and cliche, taking away a lot of the (already barely there) suspense.
The scares throughout the film were not that scary, mainly because they were just loud jump scares. Ironic considering the title of the movie. For a horror film, I was actually impressed with the performances from most of the cast. Jared Harris and Olivia Cooke were the standouts as Professor Coupland and Jane, respectively.
Harris gave a great performance as a man trying to prove the supernatural wrong and Cooke was great as the girl in question. I was also really impressed with the filmmakers dedication to evoking the 70s. From the cinematography, clothes, and even the camera one of the main characters used, they completely nailed the look of a 1970s film. A decent movie that falls short of being a truly terrifying experience. It makes a good rental, though.