Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Quiet Ones - review

Hammer's latest foray into the world of horror could be seen as the UK's version of The Conjuring with this paranormal frightening based on a true story.

In what could be a period episode of Derren Brown, a group of students and University professor (an excellent Jared Harris) attempt to prove that paranormal possession is simply nothing more than mental illness by treating a suicidal young girl, all documented by skeptic Sam Claflin.

The film might feature more false jump scares than a blindfolded high jump competition but it is has an effectively creepy tone that builds throughout before the proverbial shit hits the fan in the final act with a standout moment being an ill-advised trip to the attic to find a missing person.

It might be called The Quiet Ones but there are enough moments that will cause loud screams in the auditorium and keep scary movie fans happy.

3 stars

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