The Quiet Ones documents a university professor and his team of students in 1974 as they attempt an “experiment” on a young psychiatric patient, which uncovers dark and dangerous forces. Claiming to be inspired by true events, the movie revolves around the hypothesis that the supernatural is a “manifestation of what’s already in the mind” and by using the scientific method to provide evidence, the patient can be cured.  Starring in this film are Jared Harris and Sam Clafin, both of whom are notable British actors. It is directed by John Pogue. Take a look at the trailer… if you’re not too afraid.

Look familiar? Reminiscent of The Conjuring or A Haunting in Connecticut, elements from every haunting, possession, and scary story ever told appear. But the film also introduces a new concept of the supernatural – the possibility that it’s all in our heads.

While visiting California last week, posters and billboards advertising this film were everywhere. I’m curious how this movie will stack up against all others in the horror genre. Though I’m somewhat skeptical, I think that this - if done right – could be up there with some of my favorite jump-out-of-your-seat ghost films. I have never seen a movie directed by John Pogue, but I am hoping to getting my socks scared off with this one!

So, will you run out and see The Quiet Ones?  Or will you run screaming instead?

The Quiet Ones (2014)


Director: John Pogue

Cast: Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Jared Harris, Erin Richards, a.o.

Writers:  Oren Moverman, John Pogue, Craig Rosenberg and Tom de Ville (screenplay)

Cinematography: Mátyás Erdély

Genre: Horror

Release Date: Look here for the release date in your country


  • Manon de Reeper

    Eek! I’m one of the folks who runs away screaming :P I am too much of a scaredy cat for horror, I can’t help it :( Glad you’ll be watching this one instead of me!