A Quiet Place 2
Paramount Pictures

The good news is that there is a trailer out for ‘A Quiet Place 2’, the highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s low-budget breakout horror hit, ‘A Quiet Place’.  The bad news is… it’s only playing before theatrical screenings of Universal Pictures’ ‘Black Christmas’.

Universal Pictures

That PG-13 slasher flick opened this past weekend but only took in $4.4 million dollars (then again, it only cost $5 million to make).  It has a rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 43%, and audiences gave it 1½ stars out of five via tracking service CinemaScore, and a D+ through another tracking service, PostTrak.

It makes sense to pair the ‘Quiet Place 2’ trailer with a horror movie, but perhaps they should have picked a good one.  Then again, ‘A Quiet Place’ was a crossover hit that appealed to a much broader audience than the majority of horror flicks, so the trailer would have worked just fine paired with more mainstream offerings.

Screen Rant provided a brief description of the short (20 seconds) clip:

“The teaser shows Evelyn walking with the children along a trail through a forest, being extremely careful not to make a sound. The title appears over this and Evelyn’s foot clearly bears a bandage.”

So luckily, it’s just a short teaser and not a full trailer.  And as ‘Black Christmas’ dies in theaters, Paramount will likely release it elsewhere.

‘A Quiet Place 2’ was written and directed by John Krasinski with his wife, Emily Blunt returning as Evelyn Abbott, one of the very few survivors on Earth after an invasion by blind carnivorous monsters that are attracted to sound.  Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are back as the Abbotts’ kids, Regan and Marcus.  At the end of the first movie, Evelyn gave birth to a baby, so that should complicate matters as babies tend to make a lot of noise.  Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou will appear as fellow survivors.

‘A Quiet Place 2’ will be released on March 20, 2020.