A Quiet Place dropped two weeks ago and it's fast becoming one of the most talked about film in recent years. A perfect combination of horror, sci-fi, and thriller and a fresh take on the genre, it's set to become one of the biggest grossing horror films of all time and deservedly so.
Set in Connecticut, a family - Lee (John Krasinski) and a heavily pregnant Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and their children - try to survive a post-apocalyptic world with silence as their only defense against mysterious monsters with super-attuned hearing. As a viewer, the movie brilliantly plays on your senses and the lack of noise eats away at your anxious soul.
If you're looking for a film with an apocalyptic setting or one that plays with your senses and gives you a similar experience as A Quiet Place then here are some of our favourites;
Another movie set in a cabin in the woods, Hush works by placing the audience in the shoes of a deaf author being stalked by a killer. A simple premise, it's a rollercoaster ride that'll leave you cowering under a blanket.
The Invitation (2015)
What could happen when you introduce your ex-wife to your current girlfriend at a dinner party in the middle of nowhere? A lot, apparently.
Don't Breathe (2016)
A movie that amps up the anxiety of the audience, Don't Breathe guides us through the narrative through silence and darkness. Keep the lights on for this one.
The most comparable movie to A Quiet Place and almost its prequel, Signs is another sci-fi horror worth the watch or a rewatch for fans still buzzing from AQP.
Last Man On Earth (1964)
Featuring Vincent Price, a man who was synonymous with horror cinema in the middle of the 20th century, Last Man On Earth is a classic about a man who is, well, the last man on earth and surrounded by zombies. If you liked I Am Legend - the dog scene is still too raw - then you'll appreciate this:
An Oscar-winning performance by Kathy Bates, Misery is about a famous writer who's held hostage by a psychotic fan. Nearly 28 years old, Misery's unraveling of the dangers of fame and our obsession with it is still eerily relevant:
Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
George A. Romero, a master of the horror genre, directed several Dead movies - including one set in a shopping mall - which were considered disgusting and shocking by contemporary critics. Zombies and aliens go hand in hand when it comes to post-apocalyptic movies so treat yourself to the ultimate horror night.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Set on a summer camp in 80s America, Sleepaway Camp is a cult classic that bombed at the box office. Featuring one of the biggest twists and most gripping endings in horror history; you need to watch:
War Of The Worlds (2005)
On paper, Tom Cruise and horror sounds like they couldn't possibly work but this 2005 classic with Dakota Fanning is an alien invasion movie that made us question one of societies biggest fears: global warming.
It Comes At Night (2017)
A movie that also relies once again on silence, in a post-apocalyptic world two families try and avoid getting sick and dying. It's an intense ride that plays on all our basic 'is someone in the house?' fears:
Eden Lake (2008)
A couple take a romantic camping trip to a secluded lake only to end up being hunted by a gang of violent youths. Fans of Gerald's Game on Netflix will enjoy this one.
The Ritual (2017)
Another woodland gore fest, The Ritual follows four university friends who go on a rural forest hike to celebrate their friends' life. Along the way the quartet realise something's happening in the woods. It's now available to stream on Netflix.
Along with The Ritual, Veronica is Netflix's latest addition. An uncomfortable watch and loosely based on a true story. Veronica and her friends decide to contact the dead by using ouija board only to unleash a demonic being into their lives. Like AQP, Veronica has no idea how to master the evil forces at work. Left alone to protect her young siblings, it's an anxious watch.