While the forthcoming “The Quiet Ones” boasts all the hallmarks of horror movies you’ve seen before—an ancient evil, a based on a true story premise, things banging around loudly—there is reason to be optimistic. Firstly, it’s the latest from the revitalized Hammer horror shingle, who dropped the very, very good “The Woman In Black” a couple years back. And, this also has a script co-written by Oren Moverman (“The Messenger,” “Rampart“) which certainly piques our interest. And now some fresh teases have raised the stakes just a little more.
A new trailer, clip and a handful of images have made their way online. Starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke, the film follows a London professor in the mid-70s, who works with his students on conducting eerie experiments, that of course, lead to supernatural trouble. Like we said, this is hardly reinventing the wheel, but if can be pulled off with some panache and freshness, it could be a nice little chiller for the spring.
“The Quiet Ones” opens on April 25th. Check out the clip, trailer and pics below.