Does A Quiet Place: Day One Live Up to the Hype of Its Sequels?


Remember the spine-tingling silence of A Quiet Place? Six years ago, John Krasinski’s terrifyingly brilliant film had us all on the edge of our seats, desperately trying not to breathe too loudly. That eerie world where the tiniest noise could get you killed was a hit, and its sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, took us even deeper into the nightmare. And now we have A Quiet Place: Day One.

But let’s be honest, weren’t we all left wondering where these creepy creatures came from? Why did they decide Earth was their new hunting ground? Well, wonder no more, because A Quiet Place: Day One is here to answer all those burning questions. Directed by Michael Sarnoski, this prequel takes us back to the start of the invasion, and trust me, it’s a wild ride.

A Quiet Place: Day One Plot

Day One takes us to Manhattan, turning an ordinary day into a into a nightmare when extraterrestrial invaders crash down, hunting humans by sound. We meet Samira (played by the amazing Lupita Nyong’o) who just wanted a slice of pizza from her favourite spot. Instead, she’s thrown into a fight for survival. Teaming up with a stranger named Eric (Joseph Quinn) and her adorable cat Frodo, she navigates a city in chaos, with burning buildings, flooded subways, and danger at every corner.


Day One keeps the franchise’s terrifying rules intact — if they hear you, they will hunt you. Silence is survival. But this time, it’s in the bustling, noisy heart of New York. Can you imagine? It’s the same world, same terrifying creatures, but a whole new level of intensity.

Set a year before the events of the first film, Day One offers fans the chance to uncover the origins of the alien threat.

Why New York City?

John Krasinski, who produced the film, pondered these questions, leading him to imagine the chaos such an invasion would unleash in a bustling metropolis like New York City.

“I wanted to take a place we all know and put it in extraordinary circumstances,” Krasinski explained in a press release. “New York City, whether you’ve been there or not, whether you like it or not, is instantly familiar. And in a world where murderous creatures can appear at any time, from any place they detect a noise, New York is not the best place to be.”

A Quiet Place: Day One Cast

Since the film is set long before the events of the first two movies, Lupita Nyong’o takes the lead, joined by actors Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou, and a very cute cat named Schnitzel.

When Does A Quiet Place: Day One Come Out?

A Quiet Place: Day One hits cinemas on June 27 2024. You can book your tickets here.

A Quiet Place: Day One Trailer


Watching this film ahead of its release, I can honestly say it’s the best one yet, if not my favourite. A Quiet Place: Day One cranks up the intensity with more aliens and the high stakes of a big city under siege. Finally, we get to see the terrifying creatures up close and personal, and the film reveals how the apocalypse began.

At its heart, it’s an emotional journey of two lost people finding themselves. The dynamic between Samira and Eric, two strangers thrown together by chaos, is both compelling and heartfelt. Samira’s backstory will tug at your heartstrings, adding so much depth to the already intense storyline.

And let’s not forget Frodo the cat, who totally steals the show. Frodo’s antics and resilience bring unexpected moments of levity and heart, making the tension even more palpable. (No spoilers on whether Frodo survives — you’ll have to watch and find out!)

This film is a rollercoaster of emotions. You’ll be on the edge of your seat, holding your breath, hoping no one makes a sound. Not to mention, Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn deliver standout performances. I mean, they could’ve fooled me that the world was actually ending.

A Quiet Place: Day One is everything we love about the franchise, but amplified. It’s heart-pounding, emotional, and thrilling, letting us finally discover how the world went quiet. And the ending — oh, the ending — will leave you wiping away tears.

If you’re a fan of the first two films, this one is an absolute must-see. It delivers all the thrills, tears, and edge-of-your-seat moments that make this series so incredible. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

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