We may know and love him from his time as loveable prankster Jim Halpert on The Office, but it turns out John Krasinski has some major writing and directing talents too.
Krasinski’s latest film, a monster horror movie called A Quiet Place, just had its unofficial premiere at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas, and it’s already getting some incredible reviews. In fact, it has achieved a perfect score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film stars the actor and his real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world after an invasion by creepy, spider-like blind monsters who hunt humans with their strong sense of hearing.
They have two children and manage to carve out a soundless life to evade the monsters – but things get a lot trickier once they find out they’re expecting another baby and have to come up with a way to keep the newborn quiet. You know, so they don’t get eaten by the scary spidery things I talked about earlier?!
Reviewing the film, which will be released in the UK on 4 May, The Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore said: “A terrifying thriller with a surprisingly warm heart, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place is a monster-movie allegory for parenting in a world gone very, very wrong.”
Meredith Borders, from /Film, added: “Krasinki plays with tension in relentless waves, these cycles of fear and release, fear and release. So many of these recent contained horror films are all build-up and no pay-off, and A Quiet Place pays off again and again, with remarkable set pieces and long, unflinching looks at these arachnid beasts, their leathery, complicated physiques, endless caverns of teeth and giant, ghastly ears.”
Other critics shared their glowing reviews on Twitter:
We love a good horror film so we will definitely be first in line to check this one out.
(Image: Paramount / A Quiet Place)