There’s more to acting than being really, really ridiculously good looking. To be a great thespian, you also have to be able to manipulate and contort that handsome face to convey both the most extreme and subtle of emotions. And it’s not as easy as it looks — imagine how un-spooky scary movies would be without spine-tingling music or tension-building sound effects. What if the things that go bump in the night never actually bumped at all?
That’s the situation that Sam Claflin, star of “The Quiet Ones,” faced during shooting. Strangely enough, the human voice doesn’t do a great job imitating the creepy sound effects that come in post-production.
“There’s no sound effects,” Claflin told MTV News before the movie’s release. “They were given, unfortunately, by our director who, as amazing a great director that he is, a great writer as well, his sound effects weren’t great, to the point where we were all struggling not to laugh.”
Eventually, Claflin and his castmates decided that silence might be a better substitute for director John Pogue’s vocal talents.
“It was very very difficult to put ourselves in that zone,” he said.
Check out the clip above to learn more about “The Quiet Ones,” in theaters April 25.