This time the Abbott family (what’s left of them, anyway) go looking for more survivors, and they aren’t that friendly: “The people that are left [ominous pause] are not the kind of people worth saving”.
It won’t just be your nerves jangling as you watch the first proper trailer for A Quiet Place: Part II as it’s surprisingly noisy. This sequel to 2018’s near-silent smash A Quiet Place is again written and directed by John Krasinski, though he’s not in it this time <cue ominous noiseless eyebrow-raising, if you haven’t seen the first one and don’t know why>.
The trailer starts with a flashback to the day the monsters came to town, and yet more evidence I’d never survive to Day 2 of an alien invasion as I can’t fast-reverse for shit.
Then it’s forward to life after the first film, with mum Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt), daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and son Marcus (Noah Jupe) leaving their old farm and heading out to pastures new with the new baby. They lost youngest son Beau at the start of the first film and Evelyn is minimising risk as far as she can with this arrival.
But the other survivors they find aren’t pleased to see them…
The trailer is certainly frightening, and it also seems like we’ll be getting more of a straight-up horror than the first film, where the movie’s relentless tension was partly because we knew so little – this has jolting jump scares, scenes of post-invasion devastation, and much clearer pictures of the monsters.
We’re already aware of how they hunt, and they couldn’t really make another A Quiet Place 1 when we know what we know. So it’ll be interesting to see how Krasinski differentiates it from other “who are the real monsters though?” horror movies.
Luckily we don’t have long to wait, as it’s out in the UK and US on 20 March 2020 (and I expect we’ll get another trailer before then).
If you missed the teaser announcement (the what?) you can watch it here. And check out the official synopsis:
“Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.”