The Super Bowl is one of the biggest, loudest events of the year, but before kickoff, viewers saw a terrifyingly quiet teaser for a new horror movie called A Quiet Place.
A Quiet Place centers on a family whose happy life on their farm is threatened by a supernatural evil. This entity is attracted to sound, so they must remain quiet and only communicate using sign language.
The film stars Edge of Tomorrow’s Emily Blunt and The Office’s John Krasinski alongside Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds. Krasinski also wrote and directed the horror movie, though we didn’t get a chance to hear any of the dialogue he wrote because the trailer — and presumably large chunks of the film — are silent.
Of note is that Simmonds, who plays the pair’s deaf daughter, is deaf herself.
“First, I knew I needed a girl who was deaf for the role of the daughter, who is deaf in the movie. And for many reasons, I didn’t want a non-deaf actress pretending to be deaf,” Krasinski told IGN. “Most importunely though, because a deaf actress would help my knowledge and my understanding of the situations tenfold. I wanted someone who lives it and who could teach me about it on set. We found the most wonderful actress in Millicent. She is truly something special.”
We don’t get a good look at what is listening for signs of Krasinski’s family, but based on some massive slashes on the side of the stairs, it appears like they have claws that could easily disembowl anybody who makes too much noise. So, uh, don’t scream.
A Quiet Place is set for a wide release date of April 6, 2018.