A Quiet Place was one of the biggest cinematic hits of 2018, and it was definitely a well-done film. Part of what makes a movie great is whether or not it includes lots of interesting hidden details that add a lot to the story, and this film has a lot of them.
A great example is the device that Regan Abbott wears throughout the film. It looks like a simple hearing aid, but it isn’t. It is actually something called a cochlear implant, and it implies that this character has some damage to her inner ear. Here are some other intriguing details fans might not have noticed.
10 The Family’s Last Name Is Only Referenced Twice
Throughout the whole movie, there are only two things that reveal the surname that the main family shares. They are the Abbott family, and the only way viewers would know that is if they did not miss the seeing their mailbox, or the credits at the end of the film.
Another interesting fact is that the film begins on day 89 after the creatures have taken over. That is actually part of what makes this movie so interesting. Instead of showing the viewers exactly what happened, it makes them try to figure it all out, and they have very few hints to go off of.
9 There Are Clues That Show That The Takeover Happened Slowly
It seems as though the creatures took over the world very slowly, since lots of people had time to put up posters with pictures of their missing family members and friends on them. If viewers don’t pay attention to that tiny detail, it kind of seems like the event happened faster than it actually did, but those posters tell a different story.
Another clue that supports this theory is the state that the town is in during throughout the film. While it has obviously sustained some damage, the buildings still look like someone might be taking care of them since they still look rather clean.
8 The Red Lights Have Multiple Purposes
The red lights that the Abbott family uses in A Quiet Place have more than one purpose. They are probably meant to show that something is wrong, or someone is in need of help. This is supported by the fact that Evelyn Abbott turns them on when she is giving birth to their youngest child.
But the red lights are useful for multiple reasons. They also make a very high-pitched noise, which is meant to serve as a distraction for the creatures if they are close enough to hear it. This movie is full of intelligent details like this one, which is why it’s so interesting to watch.
7 Going Underground Is Important
The main characters in A Quiet Place spend a lot of time underground, which is actually pretty smart. Hanging out in an underground bunker allows the family to speak with one another without worrying about whether or not they are going to be heard.
The Abbott family even created their baby’s nursery underground, which is a great idea since babies typically cry a lot. This could actually open up some possibilities for the upcoming sequel. Perhaps some of the others who survived the takeover will take advantage of this.
6 There Are Real Family Pictures Used In The Movie
A Quiet Place feels very realistic, and one reason for this is that actor John Krasinski and his wife, actress Emily Blunt, used their actual family photos in the movie. If viewers pay very close attention, perhaps they will see one of these images in the Abbott family’s farmhouse.
Krasinski spent a lot of time searching for the ideal filming location in New York, and when he found it, he wasted no time. The actor immediately got to work by decorating the house he had chosen, and he put photos of himself, Emily, and their actual children in the house.
5 The Family Uses Old Newspapers To Cover Up Sound
There are a lot of old newspapers on the walls of the Abbott family’s nursery, and they can help cover up sound. This is quite an interesting detail, since it kind of looks like the main purpose of the newspapers is to tell viewers what happened during the takeover.
But those who know a lot about sound know that the newspapers can also help the Abbott family make sure that the creatures outside don’t hear them making any noise. They also do lots of other things like this as well. The family also uses empty egg cartons for soundproofing as well.
4 Their Clothesline Helps Them Avoid Being Heard
Clotheslines do not make noise, so of course the Abbotts hang their clothes on a clothesline. This is probably something that went largely unnoticed by viewers, but it’s really not hard to figure out why clotheslines are a good thing to have during this situation.
Washers and dryers make a lot of noise, whereas clotheslines are much quieter. While dryers are a more efficient and fast way to dry wet clothes, they could actually put the characters in this film in danger, which is probably why they don’t use one. This is also a great way to cover up some of the minor sounds that could potentially be heard outside of their house.
3 The Bunker’s Door Is A Mattress
The door to their bunker is not really a door at all, since it is a mattress. The logic behind this is pretty simple, and yet it is such a minuscule detail that it seemed to go unnoticed by a lot of people.
Some doors tend to make a lot of noise, especially if they creak when they are opened. This would be dangerous for anyone who is in the same situation as the Abbott family, which is why they don’t use a door at all when it comes to their underground bunker.
They use a big, soft mattress, which doesn’t make any noise at all. It is also probably a great way to block out noise from the bunker.
2 The Abbotts Don’t Wear Shoes
The family in A Quiet Place does not wear shoes, and that is because shoes can make a lot of noise. They spent a lot of time walking around with nothing on their feet.
That actually makes a lot of sense, but some viewers have wondered why they did not wear socks. Going barefoot was a pretty smart idea, but wearing socks would have been an even better idea.
Anyone who has ever tried to sneak around without making any noise knows that wearing socks is important. They are soft, and they muffle the sound of a person’s footsteps, so socks would have been ideal for the characters in this film.
1 The Fire Lee Starts Doesn’t Make Any Noise
Lots of fires make noise, unless they are started by Lee Abbott. In the film, Lee starts a fire every night. If this were real life, that could potentially put the family in danger since fires are not completely silent.
In many cases, fires do make some kind of noise. Anyone who has ever been around a real fire in person knows that they usually crackle, but perhaps the noise they make (as well as how loud it is) depends on what the fire is burning. Burning leaves would probably make a lot more noise than something softer. Perhaps Lee is burning something that wouldn’t put out much noise, which would explain why the creatures never seem to hear his fire.