American horror film A Quiet Place was released last week to critical and commercial acclaim. The film is projected to earn an estimated $50 million this weekend, an amount which is extraordinary for an original horror movie.
The film’s immediate success speaks volumes of its concept and execution, with real-life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt giving powerhouse performances. This is a sentiment which has been echoed by almost everyone who has had the privilege of watching it, with celebrities like Ryan Reynolds expressing their support.
Reynolds demonstrated an intense approval for Paramount Pictures’ latest horror, tweeting:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 8, 2018
A Quiet Place has even garnered praise from horror legend Stephen King, writer of classic novels such as Salem’s Lot, The Shining and It. King also used Twitter to voice his thoughts, stating:
A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera's eye open wide in a way few movies manage.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 6, 2018
Krasinski replied to the tweet personally, jokingly writing: “Brain… not processing. Uh oh – don’t black out John, don’t black out – …too late”.
Clearly approval from a titan of the genre is a lot to take in for Krasinski, but with the film currently boasting a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s obvious that King isn’t the only one enamoured by A Quiet Place.