Vogue Writer Slams Horror: “Where Have All the Good Horror Movies Gone?”

Remember when horror was good?” asks Vogue writer Taylor Antrim, who proclaims 2018 void of any good horror movies in an article published this week, yet still works in mentions of Hereditary and A Quiet Place – the latter of which he calls a “thriller”. Sigh.

We didn’t even get a decent shark movie this year,” he bolsters like that’s some kind of quantifiable statistic over the past 100 years of cinema. (The funny thing is, the fact that we even did get a mega budget shark blockbuster with The Meg actually shows how huge horror is right now.)

The writer then slams Halloween, before he comically tells readers to watch Revenge, which, I hate to break it to him, came out this year. Remember when horror was good? Like, you mean right now? In this very moment we’re living inside of?

Then, Suspiria is removed from the equation. “Suspiria is not forgettable. Nor is it, I hasten to say, much of a horror film, despite being a remake of one.” He suggests that a horror movie isn’t a horror movie unless it has “an element of fun, of dark delight,” and excludes Suspiria because it wasn’t fun nor did he understand the finale. Must be a “thriller,” eh?

Typical for pieces of this sort, the article has no clear point and builds up to nothing; mostly, it’s supported by the writer’s viewing of WinchesterThe Nun and Slender Man, three not-so-great films that offer only a fraction of horror that was put on display this year. Of course, as most horror fans are aware, the good has far outweighed the bad in 2018.

(And even the baddest, it’s worth pointing out, have proven quite successful.)

But I digress. This feels like yet another mainstream hit piece, one that perhaps it’s best to give no attention to at all. But it’s hard not to. After all, this is exactly the kind of bullshit we horror fans constantly have to deal with. You see, when horror is having a down year, they’ll write, “Horror is dead.” When it’s hot, like it has been for the past few years, they quantify it and remove films to fit their narrative. We’re low class to them. There’s no way a horror film could be so good that it deserves awards… right?

You just watch… when Toni Collette gets nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Hereditary, and Ari Aster gets nominated for “Best Director” and “Best Original Screenplay”, the mainstream media will start the narrative that Hereditary is not a horror movie. Buckle your seatbelts, cause it’s going to happen. Hell, it already has.

Digressing yet again, I don’t understand how one of the biggest magazines on the planet can allow someone to write a horror hit piece having just seen a small handful of horror films?

Outside of the aforementioned Hereditary, A Quiet Place (a monster movie that’s without question a *horror* movie), Revenge and Suspiria (that’s a lot of great horror right there, no?), there have been dozens of phenomenal genre films released in 2018. So much so that I’m having a difficult time narrowing down the best of the year. While you may debate me on the merits of The Predator or this weekend’s Overlord (both extremely fun genre films), I offer you the following counter: Annihilation, Mandy, The Ritual, The Night Comes For Us, One Cut of the Dead, Thoroughbreds, Before I Wake, Ghost Stories, Blue My Mind, What Keeps You Alive, Tumbbad, Lowlife, Possum, Let the Corpses Tan, Terrified, and The Witch In the Window.

I’m sure there’s even more, but let’s not pretend we’re not in the middle of a major horror renaissance. We are. We absolutely are. And true fans of the genre see that clear as day.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Producers Describe Extensive Flashbacks Cut from A QUIET PLACE

John Krasinski’s breakout horror/sci-fi megahit A Quiet Place opens almost 3 months into a worldwide alien invasion; the only clues as to what life was like beforehand come from newspaper clipping on the wall of the Abbott’s basement—but this wasn’t always the case. Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form recently sat down with Yahoo! where they revealed the original script contained a bevy of flashbacks. Form explains:

“There was more dialogue in the original screenplay [by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck]. Because there was an enormous flashback sequence that was removed from the film once John took over [as director and co-writer that took place] way before the invasion” and featured a different character who was ultimately not in the movie. The film’s opening sequence, in which Beau (Cade Woodward), the youngest son of Lee (Krasinski) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) is mauled by one of the monsters, was also originally going to play out as a flashback, rather than in “real time.”

Indeed, one of the appeals of the A Quiet Place is that we’re completely immersed in this terrifying fictional world. Making a connection to a recognizable reality might have been jarring or, worse, boring by comparison. While we’ll never know what might have been, I personally believe not including any flashbacks to life before the invasion was a solid decision.

If you haven’t seen A Quiet Place for yourself yet, check out the synopsis and trailer below.

Synopsis:
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

In addition to Krasinski, A Quiet Place stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe.

Have you seen A Quiet Place? Do you think the film would have benefited from flashbacks? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Original Version of ‘A Quiet Place’ Script Opened With an Extended Scene Set Way Before the Invasion

The opening scene for A Quiet Place, one of this year’s best horror films, is immediately compelling, introducing us to the Abbot family and wasting no time ushering us right into the horrifying situation they’ve found themselves in. At the end of this opening sequence, one of the Abbot children is killed by a monster, and the film then jumps to one year later.

But the original script for A Quiet Place, before John Krasinski came on board to work on the script and direct the film, had quite a different opening. As producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form just revealed in a chat with Yahoo, it originally opened *before* the invasion.

There was more dialogue in the original screenplay, because there was an enormous flashback sequence that was removed from the film once John took over,” the producers told the outlet. “[It showed what life was like] way before the invasion.”

The duo also noted that the film’s first death, the death of one of the children, was originally shown in flashback rather than real time, and it was unconnected to the alien invasion.

It was a different character completely,” Fuller added. “That character was not in the movie.”

John Krasinski & Emily Blunt Dish Details on Plot for A QUIET PLACE 2

Greenlighting a sequel to this year’s megahit A Quiet Place was a no-brainer for Paramount, and fans can look forward to seeing (but not hearing) A Quiet Place 2 on May 15th, 2020. Though details regarding the sequel are scant, we recently reported on comments director/writer John Krasinski made to The Hollywood Reporter; to recap:

…I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere,” Krasinski told THR. “So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else.’ They heard some pitches, and I told Drew [Form, producer] about this little idea, and he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’

Related Article: Krasinski Starts Writing A QUIET PLACE 2

Those who saw A Quiet Place (like most Dread Central readers) will recall that Krasinski’s unnamed character (Lee Abbott in the credits) didn’t fare so well during the film’s conclusion, so we’re not expecting to see him in front of the camera in the sequel (save, perhaps, in flashbacks). This led many to wonder of A Quiet Place 2 will follow any of the surviving members of the Abbott clan at all.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, however, Krasinski and his on-and-off-screen wife Emily Blunt teased a few telling details. The fact that they were joined by Millicent Simmonds (who played daughter Regan Abbott in A Quiet Place) bodes well for those hoping for the family’s return, as do comments Blunt made regarding the audience’s connection to them:

“In some ways, the idea of seeing who these people were before this all happened would be interesting, but I’m not quite sure because I think actually it’s now what’s the next chapter and what happens next. I think people feel very invested in this family… I think it’s such an open book right now, and certainly for John who is lasering into something as we speak.”

As for Krasinski, he’s still only talking about A Quiet Place 2 in generalities that do little besides titillate:

“This is a world you can play in, this isn’t just a character to remake…. it’s actually a world, which is a whole different, very unique experience. It’s not like Alien or Jaws where the main villain is the thing you’re repeating; it’s an actual entire set of rules and the circumstance that the world has undergone that you can play in very different facets.”

As for Simmonds, she offered a few personal ideas regarding where the story could go next including a prequel, focusing on a new family, or picking up after a significant time jump. There’s not much we can do besides wait and see at this point, but you’d better believe we’ll be following the production for A Quiet Place 2 every step of the way.

If you’ve yet to experience A Quiet Place for yourself, check out the synopsis and trailer below.

Synopsis:
Two parents do what it takes to keep their children safe in a world full of creatures hunting every sound they can hear. Not a sound can be heard from the family hiding in silence, but all it takes is one noise and everything can go wrong.

Are you a fan of A Quiet Place? Where would you like to see the story go in a sequel? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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John Krasinski Wasn’t Going To Be Involved With ‘A Quiet Place 2’, But Then He Wrote It

John Krasinski, who starred in the original, originally wasn’t interested in A Quiet Place 2. And now he’s writing the film. His original intention was to have a special experience with his wife Emily Blunt, who also starred in the film, and then leave it at that. He had some ideas, and expressed them, but said: “… […]

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Krasinski Starts Writing A QUIET PLACE 2

Like many of you out there, one of my favorite horror movies of this year has been co-writer/director/star John Krasinski’s sci-fi horror-thriller A Quiet Place.

I’m really looking forward to A Quiet Place 2 (and A Quiet Place 3… and A Quiet Place 4…) and today we have word that Krasinski has started penning the script!

RELATED: “Let’s Make Up a Sequel to A QUIET PLACE!”

…I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere,” Krasinski told THR. “So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else.’ They heard some pitches, and I told Drew [Form, producer] about this little idea, and he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’

He then added, “So, I’m currently writing the sequel.”

How excited are YOU for A Quiet Place 2? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments section or on FacebookTwitter, and/or Instagram!

A Quiet Place is now available on Blu-ray/DVD and On Demand.

Synopsis:
On a devastated Earth overrun by lethal and ever-hearing predators of a possible extraterrestrial origin, the Abbotts struggle to survive in a desolate New York City in a new era of utter silence. As this new type of invader is attracted to noise, even the slightest of sounds can be deadly; however, it’s been already twelve months since the powerful monsters’ first sightings, and this resilient family still stands strong. To learn the rules of survival in this muted dystopia is essential; nevertheless, an otherwise joyous event is threatening an already frail stability. Now, more than ever, don’t make a sound.

 

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John Krasinski Currently Writing ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel

THR is reporting that John Krasinski is writing a sequel to A Quiet Place. During a Q&A session at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles, the former Office star said “Then I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else.’”

As Paramount started to listen to pitches from other filmmakers Krasinski’s creative juices continued to flow. “They heard some pitches, and I told [producer] Drew [Form] about this little idea,” said Krasinski. “And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.”

The post-apocalyptic horror tale starred John Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. A Quiet Place debuted March 9, 2018 at the SXSW Film Festival and had its official release April 6, 2018. The film raked in $334.5 million dollars on an estimated budget of $20 million dollars. Upon seeing the success of the first film, Paramount quickly greenlit a sequel.

A Quiet Place 2 is set to open May 15, 2020. Keep it tuned to Horror News Network for more news as it becomes available.

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John Krasinski is Currently Writing the Sequel to ‘A Quiet Place’

Smash hits at the box office mean sequels aren’t far behind, and as we reported several months back, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place is indeed getting one.

Paramount has dated the film for May 15, 2020, and Krasinski has confirmed that he’ll be writing the script. In fact, the writing process has already begun!

I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere,” Krasinski just explained to THR, “So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else.‘”

What changed? He continued, “They heard some pitches, and I told Andrew [Form, producer] about this little idea. And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.”

Recently, Krasinski had talked about opening up the world in A Quiet Place 2.

True Story: John Krasinski Played the Monster in A QUIET PLACE

Like many of you out there, I consider one of this year’s best horror flicks to be John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place co-starring his wife, Emily Blunt. But did you know that on top of co-writing, starring, and directing the creature feature, Krasinski also played the film’s main monsters?

True story.

Recently Krasinski was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel and the talk show host spilled the beans. You can check out the pic (and the video) below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments section or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

A Quiet Place is now available on Blu-ray/DVD and On Demand.

Synopsis:
On a devastated Earth overrun by lethal and ever-hearing predators of a possible extraterrestrial origin, the Abbotts struggle to survive in a desolate New York City in a new era of utter silence. As this new type of invader is attracted to noise, even the slightest of sounds can be deadly; however, it’s been already twelve months since the powerful monsters’ first sightings, and this resilient family still stands strong. To learn the rules of survival in this muted dystopia is essential; nevertheless, an otherwise joyous event is threatening an already frail stability. Now, more than ever, don’t make a sound.

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[Image] John Krasinski Played the Monster in ‘A Quiet Place’?!

“The Office” star John Krasinski wore many hats on the set of A Quiet Place, a film he not only starred in but also directed, co-wrote and executive produced. As it turns out, one thing we didn’t know is that Krasinski also played the film’s monster… no seriously, he did!

Revealed in a chat with Jimmy Kimmel, Krasinski just spilled the beans that he actually provided the motion capture for the film’s creature, and Kimmel showed off a fun behind the scenes photo that shows Krasinski in a mo-cap suit, providing the monster’s movements.

Nobody knows it because I’ve kept it [secret],” Krasinski told Kimmel. He joked, “This is gonna end my career. Yeah, the commitment level was very high. The amazing people at ILM, said, ya know, ‘So how does the creature move?’ So I said, ‘Well, this is how I think he’s gonna crawl.’ And they just said, ‘Well, why don’t you throw on the suit?’ And I was like, Totally!

You can check out that on-set photo below!