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A Quiet Place: Day One cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, and Djimon Hounsou try to survive the horror prequel

A quiet day in New York City

Lupita Nyong'o and Joseph Quinn in A Quiet Place: Day One
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The busiest, loudest city on the planet is about to learn the value of silence as A Quiet Place: Day One gets ready to sneak its way into cinemas around the world. The prequel to the popular horror series gives fans a glimpse into what it was like during the first days of the alien invasion that wiped out most of humanity. We suspect things won’t go particularly well for most of A Quiet Place: Day One cast, but hopefully at least some of them will survive.

Set in New York City, A Quiet Place: Day One follows a woman named Sam as the city is invaded by seemingly impervious alien creatures that can detect even the slightest sound. Most of the cast of the film are new to the franchise, though Djimon Hounsou is returning to reprise his role from A Quiet Place Part II.

The cast of A Quiet Place: Day One is:

  • Lupita Nyong’o as Sam
  • Joseph Quinn as Eric
  • Alex Wolff as Reuben
  • Djimon Hounsou as Henri
  • Elaine Umuhire in an undisclosed role
  • Denis O’Hare in an undisclosed role

Aside from Henri, who plays a large role in A Quiet Place Part II, we don’t know the fate of the rest of the cast. Which is exactly how we like to go into a horror film. With neither John Krasinski nor Emily Blunt expected to reprise their roles from the first two films, we don’t know who will make it to the end credits. Almost anyone is fair game for the violent aliens with super-hearing to tear their way through.

In the immortal words of Danny Elfman, "Life's no fun without a good scare." We couldn't agree more, which is why we think you should check out horror aficionado Greg Silber's list of the best horror movies of all time. Or, if you've already seen those classics, check out our list of the most underrated horror movies from the past couple years. And if you've already seen all of those, Let us tell you what to look forward to (or dread) in Popverse's list of upcoming horror movies.

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