John Krasinski’s dream, he has said, would be to have directed JAWS. It was Spielberg’s fish story that inspired him to create A QUIET PLACE and now its sequel, A QUIET PLACE PART TWO. (If you watch with extreme care, you might notice that the pizza place in the new film, the sign for which is visible in the scene occurring early in the film wherein the creature kills the policeman and flips his car, is called “Brody’s Pizza”. This is Krasinski’s homage to the beloved shark flick.) The A QUIET PLACE films are good enough to deserve mention alongside JAWS. That’s an incredible compliment to them and to Krasinski.
Krasinski has now stated that he finds Horror to be the best medium for storytelling and considers himself to be lucky to be involved in it. He admits to being something of a “scaredy cat” where Horror is concerned but also recognizes that some of his favorite movies nowadays are Horror films.
He initially didn’t want to be involved with A QUIET PLACE PART TWO. The studio was going to go ahead without him. But he decided to do the sequel, but do it “organically”, focusing first and foremost on storytelling and character. I’d say he succeeded.