The plot for A Quiet Place is set in a bleak post-apocalyptic world in the near future in which the world is plagued by blind yet extremely dangerous alien predators that hunt only by sound.

The Abbott family, headed by Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott and John Krasinski as Lee Abbott, are forced to scavenge for supplies and survive while communicating only by sign language to avoid being detected. The film follows their harrowing tale for survival as the extraterrestrial beings close in around them.