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Shock Till You Drop Movie Review - The Quiet Ones

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Louder is not better was a sentiment I used to describe The Woman in Black, Hammer Films’ horror hit that was rife with cheap scare gags and sudden bursts of shrill sound FX to rattle the audience. I believe there’s a place for those tropes in the genre, but it didn’t seem to fit within that period piece. Alas, because it worked for that film at the box office, Hammer insisted on repeating itself for The Quiet Ones, another period film – this one set in the ‘70s – with vapid fright gags that leaves an insignificant mark on Hollywood’s current fascination with supernatural fare. Worst of all, it manages to sap all of the energy out a screen-worthy story.

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