As movie theaters all over the world are closing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many new and soon-to-be-released movies are suffering the consequences. Film studios have delayed the premiere dates of several movies, including the highly anticipated . This sci-fi horror drama picks up right where its 2018 predecessor left off: with the Abbott family struggling to survive in a world invaded by monsters with hypersensitive hearing.
News of the delay left many fans in search of horror movies to fill their hours with cinematic fright. The Invisible Man hit VOD streaming early, while horror streaming platform Shudder offered a free month-long trial of their services in the wake of the coronavirus. However, if you’re searching for movies like A Quiet Place to tide you over during the long days of quarantine, fear not—or fear a lot, but in the comfort of your own home. Full of sensory deprivation, savage monsters, and heart-breaking family drama, here are 13 movies like A Quiet Place to keep the thrills coming until the anticipated sequel hits theaters.
Before A Quiet Place frightened moviegoers into hushed silence in 2018, Tim Lebbon terrified readers with his 2015 horror novel The Silence. In April 2019, Netflix released a film adaptation of Lebbon's book starring Stanley Tucci and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Kiernan Shipka. In a world ravaged by blind flying reptilian creatures that hunt by sound, deaf teenager, Ally Andrews (Shipka), seeks refuge with her family. She bands together with her father (Tucci), mother (Miranda Otto), brother (Kyle Breitkopf), and grandmother (Kate Trotter), and the group sets out to survive. Soon, however, they discover other threats beyond the flying beasts; an ominous cult has taken root in this new and dangerous world.
Based on Josh Malerman’s , Bird Box deprives its protagonists of a different sense: sight. When strange and evil supernatural creatures arrive on Earth, people begin to go crazy when they look at them. As the onlookers are driven to gruesome suicides, Malorie Hayes (Sandra Bullock) attempts to make a blind-folded escape to safety with two young children.
Three thieves—Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette), and Money (Daniel Zovatto)—receive a tip that a man is holding $300,000 in his house in a forsaken Detroit neighborhood. When the trio breaks into the home, they discover that the man who lives there—war veteran Norman Nordstrom (Stephen Lang)—is blind. In a bit of reversal from movies like A Quiet Place, Nordstrom is revealed to be a surprisingly formidable, and deadly, antagonist, showing that though he may be lacking the ability to see, he is in no way helpless.
This psychological science fiction horror movie is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s . When a meteorite crashes into Earth, it creates “The Shimmer,” a mysterious area where mutated plants and animals emerge. The location becomes quarantined, but biologist and former U.S. army soldier Lena (Natalie Portman) ventures into The Shimmer on a secret mission to try and understand why her husband Kane (Oscar Isaac) came back from the area sick. But the alien horrors inside The Shimmer are unlike anything Lena and her team could have prepared for.
Maddie Young (Kate Siegel) is a deaf and mute author holed away in a house in the woods to live a solitary life of writing. But one night, The Man (John Gallagher Jr.) arrives, proving himself to be a sadistic and crazed killer. A high-stakes game of cat and mouse ensues, and Maddie must fight for her life. This tense horror thriller movie comes from filmmaker Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game, The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep), who is set to have yet another big year with the hotly anticipated The Haunting of Bly Manor.
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The 2013 film The Purge is the first in a growing and popular franchise. In the near future, America’s new government has ruled that for 12 hours of one day each year, all crimes are legal and no emergency services are available. James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) is a wealthy man who works for a security company, and assures his wife (Lena Heady), daughter (Adelaide Kane), and son (Max Burkholder) that their state of the art security system will keep them safe. But when a wounded fugitive (Edwin Hodge) ends up in their home, a ruthless masked gang will stop at nothing to kill anyone who harbors him.
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10 Cloverfield Lane
The followup to the 2008 monster disaster flick Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane breaks from the found footage horror movie style of the original to follow Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). After a car accident leaves her unconscious, she wakes up in an underground bunker with Howard Stambler (John Goodman) and Emmet Dewitt (John Gallagher Jr.). Howard claims the world has been ravaged by a chemical attack. But the alleged dangers of the outside world may pale in comparison to those inside the bunker.
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The Girl with All the Gifts
The Girl with All the Gifts is a post-apocalyptic science fiction horror movie based on the by M.R. Carey. In the near future, mankind has fallen victim to a fungal disease that turns them into “hungries”—flesh-eating zombies. But a group of second-generation children held in captivity are capable of deeper thought and learning alongside their desire for human flesh, and they may be mankind’s only hope. Scientist Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close) and teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) team up with an exceptional child, Melanie (Sennia Nanua), as their facility falls under attack.
This gut-churning adventure horror movie follows a group of friends—Sarah (Shauna Macdonald), Juno (Natalie Mendoza), Beth (Alex Reid), Sam (MyAnna Buring), Rebecca (Saskia Mulder), and Holly (Nora Jane-Noone). As the women go spelunking through a system of caves, they encounter vicious humanoid creatures hellbent on feasting on their bodies. Like A Quiet Place, these horrifying creatures hunt by sound.
Under the Shadow
The Persian-language psychological horror film, Under the Shadow, taps into the added emotional strain of family stakes alongside unspeakable horrors. In post-revolutionary Tehran in the 1980s, Shideh (Narges Rashidi) is left alone with her young daughter, Dorsa (Avin Manshadi), as her husband, Iraj (Bobby Naderi), is sent off to help in the war. But as the dangers of war erupt around them, the supernatural threat of a djinn threatens the family in their apartment building.
This supernatural horror movie is based on the by Adam Nevill. A group of friends from university—Phil (Arsher Ali), Dom (Sam Troughton), Hutch (Robert James-Collier), and Luke (Rafe Spall)—reunite on a hiking trip in Sweden. But as the men enter the woods, they find they are being stalked by a mysterious and malevolent presence.
Based on the by Master of Horror Stephen King, The Mist follows a group of people fighting for their lives against violent and deadly creatures. A heavy mist blankets the small town of Bridgton, Maine, bringing with it some very frightening visitors. Man-eating creatures creep through the fog, hunting down anyone unlucky enough to be outside. The film stars Thomas Jane as the determined father David Drayton and Marcia Gay Harden as pious Mrs. Carmody.
This heart-wrenching Australian horror film taps into themes of family, love, and sacrifice, themes that play a major role in A Quiet Place. A zombie virus has spread across the world, and once infected, people only have 48 hours until they become mindless flesh-eaters. After being bitten by his infected wife, Andy Rose (Martin Freeman) embarks on a desperate mission to find someone to protect his infant daughter before he changes. Along the way, he meets a young girl, Thoomi (Simone Landers), who is equally determined to protect her zombified father.
Feature image of "A Quiet Place Part II" via Paramount Pictures.