Of course, those of you who have seen A Quiet Place are probably on the hunt for similar horror outings right now. With that in mind (and on the heels of the film's box office success) we have put together a list of horror movies and thrillers that will scratch that particular itch left by Krasinski's terrifying triumph. On that note, let's get started with another beloved horror movie in which sound is the enemy.
The main rule of A Quiet Place is incredibly simple: if you make a sound, then you will die. It is easy to understand, and it is also the core premise of the surprise 2016 hit from Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez: Don't Breathe. Focusing its story on a group of burglars who break into the home of a blind man expecting an easy score, the film follows their attempts to escape when they discover that their mark is far more capable (and far scarier) than any of them could've ever imagined. Like A Quiet Place, Don't Breathe offers up the same expert-level sound design, as well as an instantly-iconic villain that navigates and hunts by sound. With a sequel reportedly in the works, this is one you absolutely need to see.
Like Don't Breathe and A Quiet Place, Neil Marshall's 2005 horror classic, The Descent, similarly follows a group of survivors trying to stay alive in the face of an enemy that hunts by sound. The difference in this movie? The survivors are trapped underground after a cave collapse during a spelunking expedition. The Descent is one of the most visceral, claustrophobic and downright disturbing horror films ever made, and it has most certainly earned its place in the horror hall of fame. The creature design for the subterranean cave dwellers is damn-near perfect, and the movie's deeper level of psychological manipulation elevates it above some of the more traditional monster movies in recent memory. The Descent plays to many of A Quiet Place's best strengths, and it's a must-watch for modern horror fans.
The Girl With All The Gifts
It's no secret that the zombie genre has become incredibly saturated in recent years, and some have begun to feel disillusioned with the style of horror filmmaking as a whole. That's why a film like The Girl with All the Gifts is so intriguing. Set in a dystopian future in which humanity tries to obtain cures to a zombie epidemic from infected children, the film follows a group of survivors as they attempt to navigate the English countryside and sneak through hordes of infected that go dormant and only respond to sound. The Girl with All the Gifts essentially combines the best DNA of 28 Days Later and A Quiet Place into one terrifying mixture, and it's one of the few zombie movies in recent memory to do something new with the genre.