The much-anticipated horror film A Quiet Place hit theaters on Friday to widespread critical acclaim. Among those championing its unique direction — in particular its use of silence to create suspense — was none other than the Master of Horror himself, Stephen King.
Here's what Mr. King had to say:
A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera's eye open wide in a way few movies manage.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 6, 2018
King's praise of the film got everyone talking:
Daughter saw this last night, recommended it to me but I wasn't sure I was interested. Now I am. 😉— Godless Hedgehog (@AssembledAtoms) April 6, 2018
And those who have seen the film are in total agreement with King:
Just got back. The way they built tension with such minimal dialogue was incredible! Best film so far this year. Masterclass in visual storytelling and directing.— Dustin Henson (@dustinhenson94) April 6, 2018
I've been warning people to open their snacks before it starts. Also once it starts it feels like you're in it, I wanted to punch a guy who started coughing like "Dude, you're going to get us killed!"— deanna (@deannamward) April 8, 2018
It turns out director John Krasinski, who stars in the film alongside real-life spouse Emily Blunt, saw King's tweet and was floored by his assessment.
Here's Krasinski's response:
Twitter users were understandably happy for Krasinski:
There can be no higher praise for a horror movie than this. Congratulations!! 👍🏻— 🇨🇦Jody🦄 (@cambb8) April 6, 2018
People tried to imagine how The Office star looked upon reading King's complimentary tweet:
At this point, Krasinski may be wondering, how do I go up from here?
Dude. That's about the best compliment you can get right there. I've been a fan of yours for a long time and am super glad to see you getting this kind of praise.— Papa Bear (@The_Gristle) April 6, 2018
wow, what an honour... can’t wait to watch it sir. even more-so after this recommendation x— lewis watson (@levvis) April 6, 2018
So be sure to forgo the popcorn in favor of a silent snack (perhaps Twizzlers). And unwrap that package before the movie begins to avoid the cacophony of crinkling cellophane. In a theater playing what sounds like this year's best thriller, it might just get you killed.