Tonight, London’s Leicester Square played host to the premiere of The Quiet Ones, the latest terrifying movie from legendary horror producers Hammer, whose recent revival includes hit horrors The Woman In Black and Let Me In.
Inspired by true events and starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), The Quiet Ones follows what happens when Professor Coupland (Jared Harris, Mad Men & Sherlock Homes) and a team of Oxford University students conduct an experiment on Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke, Bates Motel), a young girl who harbours unspeakable secrets. The dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected.
Flicks And The City spoke to the film’s stars Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke and Rory Fleck-Byrne, director John Pogue and CEO of Hammer Simon Oakes, at the premiere. Check out our videos to see what they had to say!
The Quiet Ones (15) opens in UK cinemas on 10 April 2014.
Sam Claflin tells Flicks And The City about doing research for The Quiet Ones, learning how to cut film on a 1970s editing board, how much fun he had shooting The Quiet Ones, director John Pogue’s horror vocal sound effects on set, being curious about people’s supernatural experiences, and the pared-down technology of a 70s-set film.
Sam also tells us what we can expect to see of Finnick Odair’s backstory in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Finnick’s hellish journey, what it’s been like filming in Atlanta and looking forward to filming in Paris and Berlin:
Olivia Cooke tells Flicks And The City about her favourite moment filming The Quiet Ones, what it was like stepping into the world of Hammer horror movies, what it feels like being the new Hammer heroine, what it was like working with Sam Claflin, her favourite horror movies including The Woman In Black, Insidious and Paranormal Activity and why she loves them.
Olivia also tells us about why we should look forward to a season 3 of Bates Motel, why she’s enjoyed working with Vera Farmiga, what we can expect from the relationship between her character Emma Decody and Norman Bates, and how the Bates Motel cast are kept guessing whether their character will make it to the next episode!
Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Rory Fleck-Byrne, director John Pogue & Hammer CEO Simon Oakes tell us all about The Quiet Ones at the film’s world premiere. Watch our video to see them chat about their favourite The Quiet Ones moments, sound effects on the set, what makes Hammer horror films so special, and the cast’s favourite scary movies!