The origins of the creatures in A Quiet Place have been the source of much conjecture. They certainly look otherworldly, like something from another planet; but they’re also primitive without any shred of technology. So where did they come from? Are they warriors deposited by an alien race or do they come from the depth below like The Demogorgon from The Upside Down?
Well, we now have confirmation from Director/co-writer and star of A Quiet Place, John Krasinski himself. They’re aliens. So, how did they arrive on earth?
“They are absolutely aliens. They’re from another planet. Where I developed the idea of them and what I wanted them to look like was most alien movies are about takeovers, agendas, they’re a thinking alien creature, and for me this idea of a predator, this idea of a parasite, this idea of something that is introduced into an ecosystem [was interesting]. One of my favorite movies I love to watch is RocknRolla and they tell that whole story about the crawfish in the Thames and that’s what I mean, the introduction of something that can’t be held back.”
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“The idea behind all that is they’re definitely aliens and they’re an evolutionarily perfect machine. So the idea is if they grew up on a planet that had no humans and no light then they don’t need eyes, they can only hunt by sound. They also develop a way to protect themselves from everything else so that’s why they’re bulletproof and all these things. I had to make it make sense. I needed the rules of the monster to adhere as tightly to the rules of the family. The family, we had set up all these incredible rules, and I needed the monster to not just be convenient.”
So how did these extraterrestrial beasties get to Earth without technology? They arrived on meteors after their home planet was destroyed!
“And the other idea was [the armor is] also the reason why they were able to survive kind of the explosion of their planet and then survive on these meteorites because they’ve evolved to be bulletproof. Until they open themselves up to be vulnerable, they’re completely invulnerable.”
So, there you have it! Mystery solved!
Official Synopsis: A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.
A Quiet Place stars Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe.
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