Actor/director John Krasinski
’s 2018 thriller “A Quiet Place
” is terrific for several reasons, but chief among them is how he takes a monster horror film and transforms it into a metaphor for the primal, paranoid, and elemental fears and “what if?” situations vulnerable and exposed parents can often dream up after having defenseless newborns. There’s a parental primitive instinct that kicks in and can really drum up your imagination, and Krasinski uses a basic monster’s invasion idea by Bryan Woods
and Scott Beck
and reverse-engineers the story to pose a terrifying thought.
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