This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.
In this modern, critically acclaimed thriller (96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes), a family must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival.
Lee and Evelyn Abbott (John Krasinski and Emily Blunt) and their two young children Marcus (Noah Jupe) and Regan (Millicent Simmonds), have enclosed themselves in their isolated upstate New York homestead surrounded by forests and cornfields waving ominously in the wind. They speak almost entirely in sign language (subtitled) to preserve the silence and because Regan has been deaf from birth. They walk shoelessly to dampen any noise, and even play Monopoly with felt tiles and roll the dice on the rug.
Krasinski, who plays the father, directed, and co-wrote the script, understands something crucial that is lost on far too many ‘horrormeisters’: The more we care about the people in a scare picture, the scarier and more emotionally imposing it becomes. At a brisk 90 minutes, it's one of the most inventive and beautifully crafted and acted horror films of recent times.