The Quiet Ones (2014) – Let’s Conjure a Poltergeist… On Purpose

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The Quiet Ones is a new horror film surrounding a university professor and a few of his students using unconventional methods to try to create a poltergeist. Spoiler: it ends badly for them.

Basically, the idea the professor has is that poltergeists come from negative human energy. I suppose that makes sense. It’s always on an Indian burial ground or something that these things show up. So they more or less torture a young woman who’s near insanity anyways to see if they can get a poltergeist to show up. I’m pretty sure it does, or it’s a demon, but either way something darn evil shows up and they get infected by it and it kills some of them and horror movie stuff happens. Oh, and one of the students is filming lots of the goings on for posterity or scientific evidence.

And it’s set in the past. Thankfully, this stuff doesn’t happen anymore. Whew!

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The Quiet Ones comes from director John Pogue, who wrote US Marshalls, The Skulls, Rollerball and directed Quarantine 2: Terminal. So basically he’s at least halfway a hack, but this is also a big chance for him to break into the main stream with a big film. Pogue cowrote the screenplay with Tom De Ville, Craig Rosenberg, and Oren Moverman. Yep. Four writers total. Every good movie has to have at least 4 chefs in the kitchen…


The Quiet Ones Trailer

The Quiet Ones Release Date

April 25, 2014.

Who’s In It?

Jared Harris
Erin Richards
Olivia Cooke
Rory Fleck-Byrne
Sam Claflin
John Pogue

What’s Good About It?

I’m very interested in The Quiets Ones due to two things: the cast and the quality of the trailer. I like the period piece aspect, which sometimes bothers me, but for some reason the way it’s being handled here makes me think it’ll be okay. The cast, which includes the exceptional Jared Harris and decent enough Sam Claflin, makes me think there’ll be some quality here.

What’s Bad About It?

Well, this is another horror film, but one about poltergeists rather than possession (though I think the girl will turn out to be possessed, and the poltergeist they’re trying to conjure up will really be the devil in disguise) so at least it’s a little different.

Our Clever Prediction

Horror is generally a surefire bet these days. The films are cheap enough to make, and they tend to do well at the box office, so I think there’s an above average chance The Quiet Ones makes bank.