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Review: 'The Quiet Ones' is frightfully loud and hokey
Review: 'The Quiet Ones' is frightfully loud and hokey

Depending on your viewpoint, the horror film "The Quiet Ones" is either about a 1970s band of fearless experimenters (led by Jared Harris) who come face to face with paranormal evil, or about a mentally ill foster child (Olivia Cooke) held in captivity by cruel, smirking researchers in the English countryside. Mostly, though, it's a junky, unscary genre piece with a misleading title, because director and co-writer John Pogue jacks up the decibels so often to manufacture frights that you fear a punctured eardrum more than anything else. Harris, as the Vincent Price in this offering from the revived Hammer production company, brings an enjoyably arch brio as the ethically...

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