I am not a horror fan, but love movies like The Sixth Sense or The Others. The Quiet Ones comes close to these two movies but is still a horror movie. The movie is based on a true story and is entertaining.
Directed by Director John Pogue (The Skulls, Quarantine II) the movie lacked a strong storyline and character development. Don’t get me wrong, the movie is worth seeing if you are into horror, but it’s not out of this world.
Based, sloppily, on a real experiment that took happen at Oxford in 1974, this film brings to light the deep notion of what the supernatural experience might manifestation in the minds of believers who have a few screws loose.
We follow Professor Coupland (Jared Harris), graduate students Krissy (Erin Richards) and Harry (Rory Fleck-Byrne and videographer Brian (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay). The group investigates the psychic phenomena produced by the suicidal young Jane (Olivia Cooke) with the justification of treating her. Like all psychiatric treatment, it’s barbaric and inhumane.
Coupland’s techniques are questions as Jane’s health is increasingly becoming at risk, and Coupland turns frenzied in his mania to treat her. The drama of the story becomes intense when clearly Coupland and Brian share a bloodthirsty importance that skirts a sexual obsession in saving her. Their actions cause conflicting measures. Jared Harris’ acting is inspiring and committed while on the other hand Sam Claflin comprises the whole story with emotional weakness. Olivia Cooke directed her crazed, disturbed, unstable and sensitive angst well.
Like I said the movie is good and entertaining moments with gripping, shocking, scary and long scenes wound up in a ball about to spring out with a creep factor of 150 plus. The movie turned into having to explain why all this horror stuff was happening, rather dull point, and there is a twist.