• John Opalenik

A Quiet Place Story Structure



With the sequel on the way, I thought it would be the perfect time to look at the great structure of the story arcs for each of the characters in the original film, A Quiet Place. A horror movie with such a small cast gives us the opportunity to see how each character has an arc throughout the movie. Let's look at it through the lens of the Story Circle structure, which Dan Harmon (writer/creator of Community, Rick & Morty, and more) uses in his writing.


I've color-coded each of the character's arcs so we could look at them simultaneously because one of my favorite things about the characters in this movie is how they interact with one another on a personal level, and on a story level.


*Spoilers for A Quiet Place! Seriously, I'm going to spoil the whole thing for each character. It's a good movie. Go watch it and then come back and read this.*


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