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Blu-ray Review: 'The Quiet Ones'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
September 4th, 2014 10:10am EDT

Quiet Ones

Personal problem or demon possession?  We’re gonna find out as we check into the new to Blu-ray flick "The Quiet Ones" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  We review the facts and the fiction below!

 

Quiet Ones Blu-ray

   Title: "The Quiet Ones"

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke

   Director: Josh Pogue

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 98 minutes

   Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

   Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

 

The Flick: "The Quiet Ones" has an engaging old school ghost story vibe that recalls creepier fare like "The Exorcist," but just doesn’t quite reach the same level of genius.  Not that the performances aren’t decent (Jared Harris is charismatically commanding as the inspired lead psychologist), the scares aren’t plentiful ("Quarantine 2" Director Josh Pogue has a good handle on the horror) and the style (there’s some nifty period projector footage) isn’t engaging, but the flick eventually becomes too bogged down in coming off clever with surprise twists and turns and features an ending that’s all but slapped on.  Other than that there is more good than bad to be had.      

Best Feature: Loved the very thorough doc titled ‘Welcome to the Experiment: The Making of The Quiet Ones' that covers everything from story starts to last minute casting choices.

Best Hidden Gem: Olivia Cooke, the focus of the films’ said experiment, plays a great layered role as the cute, creepy and quiet Jane Harper.

Worth the Moola: For a modern day terror tale even with a few flaws, this one continues to hold up the Hammer horror name.

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment