As the title implies, the film explores the idea of silence as a means of survival against a terrifying monster — which left viewers both unsettled by the onscreen action and terrified to make noise.
Popcorn eaters and coughers (and popcorn eaters choking on kernels, presumably) had a particularly stressful time watching the flick. As for those who couldn't put down the snacks or stifle their bodily sounds, they're getting roasted on social media.
See some of the best reactions to A Quiet Place below.
The film is in theatres now.
Trying to eat popcorn during A Quiet Place was exhausting pic.twitter.com/A5L537NBOa— dane cardiel (@danecardiel) April 8, 2018
Yeah if you have popcorn/nachos when you go and watch A Quiet Place, you're a jerk— natalieholt1982 (@natalieholt1982) April 9, 2018
a quiet place: *starts*— wes (@fashioniconluke) April 8, 2018
the entire theater in unison: so have i told you about my chronic coughing problem
Me when I was watching A Quiet Place pic.twitter.com/Ymh4c1iVKw— Mike (@ProgPro) April 8, 2018
anytime I tried biting into my reese's pieces while watching A Quiet Place I felt like I was risking the safety of the theater— nathan zed (@NathanZed) April 8, 2018
Me in the theater watching 'A Quiet Place' pic.twitter.com/uRDgrZ1oPL— NoahJ456 (@NoahJ456) April 9, 2018
A Quiet Place is just a documentary about visiting your friends who have a baby.— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) April 9, 2018
Me trying to stay alive in A Quiet Place pic.twitter.com/qrEBc3APCO— Benjamin Lee (@benfraserlee) April 9, 2018
It would be a stretch to call this "audience participation", but seeing A Quiet Place in a crowded theater was incredible, as you could feel everyone doing their best *not* to make any noise. The guy next to me was eating popcorn *very* slowly to be quiet as possible.— Matthew Zawodniak (@GrimaceDuMinace) April 9, 2018
A Quiet Place (2018) pic.twitter.com/nmlKmAoJf0— Juni (@AsianReptar) April 9, 2018
Finally I think of it. The perfect quip to shut down the teens talking through A Quiet Place. I shout it out—"Ummm... it's not called A Loud Place!!"— Patrick Walsh (@thepatrickwalsh) April 9, 2018
But they don't hear it. For I am at home. The movie was hours ago. The teens will never hear my classic quip.
The thing about A Quiet Place is: Doesn't that family fart? Even in their sleep?— Rich Juzwiak (@RichJuz) April 8, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed A QUIET PLACE, a utopian fantasy in which no one is allowed to talk, and anyone who interrupts my silence is killed for their transgression.— Kevin Fallon (@kpfallon) April 8, 2018
Everybody in the movie theater while watching A Quiet Place pic.twitter.com/sZB73Emggl— oh honey (@_cvtnip) April 8, 2018
I would die 0.4 seconds into A Quiet Place because there is no way I'm walking outside barefoot.— Chris Hanna (@Chris_Hanna) April 8, 2018
The moral of A Quiet Place is kids are loud and you shouldn't have them— Ashton Evans (@ashtonevans) April 8, 2018
A Quiet Place is maybe the most stressed out I've been during a movie in a good while.— Grant Smith (@MasterWuggles) April 8, 2018
Also don't get popcorn during this movie. Trust me.
when you're seated for a quiet place and someone sits next to you with a big thing of popcorn pic.twitter.com/j3V9UmCD5J— ♀mia jolie-pitt ♀ (@MIACINO) April 7, 2018
me trying to eat my popcorn during A QUIET PLACE pic.twitter.com/aXMQNZ5SMo— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) April 7, 2018
somebody coughed during my screening of A Quiet Place and for a moment I for real thought he was going to get us all killed— the garbage shit boy (@davedittell) April 7, 2018