The Quiet Ones, film review: An enjoyably half-baked foray into the paranormal

(15) John Pogue, 98 mins Starring: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke

Geoffrey Macnab
Friday 11 April 2014 00:05
Disturbed: Olivia Cooke in The Quiet Ones
Disturbed: Olivia Cooke in The Quiet Ones

Hammer's latest is an enjoyably half-baked foray into the paranormal which mashes together ideas from Peeping Tom, The Exorcist and Dennis Wheatley in random fashion.

Jared Harris is good value as the eccentric professor who keeps a disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke) locked up for observation.

In case we're in any doubt of the early 1970s setting, Erin Richards wears hot pants and mini skirts while the sound of Slade is never far away – and nor is that of the screaming.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in