Sam Claflin's difficult scenes in The Quiet Ones

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 April 2014
Sam Claflin at The Quiet Ones premiere

Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin found it difficult to film scenes for horror 'The Quiet Ones' since there was no "music or sound effects" to react to

Sam Claflin found filming 'The Quiet Ones' difficult.

The 27-year-old actor admits shooting a horror movie without having music or sound effects to react to was a challenging experience, but thinks seeing the resulting behind-the-scenes footage would make for a great comedy.

He said: "During filming we found it reasonably difficult, not going to lie. Trying to film a horror movie without the music or sound effects to react to, instead you have a director behind the camera going 'screech', 'scrape','bang', 'door slam', it's how it works. And you're going, 'Is this gonna be scary? I don't know if it works...'

"I think it would make for a great comedy, to do a really bad horror movie and to see a behind-the-scenes of what really happens on a horror movie."

Claflin enjoyed researching his role of Brian McNeil in the 1970s-set movie because he got the chance to learn how to use the technology of the period.

Talking on Radio One, he explained: "For me, there was a huge research to do into the 1970s film equipment, you have your camera and editing stuff, which I needed to learn to do, so I went on a couple of courses.

"Working with the equipment it was amazing, learning how to cut film reels and staple them back together."

The Quiet Ones

  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Pogue
  • Cast: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke

Britain, 1974: Professor Coupland (Harris) gets a group of students to conduct experiments on Jane (Cooke), in the hope of curing her mental troubles. Demonic goings-on ensue. Bogged down in backstory and exposition, this bland shocker does the revived Hammer Films brand no favours.

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