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How John Krasinski's newfound love for horror led to defying expectations with 'A Quiet Place'

When John Krasinski took to the stage last month after the world premiere of his movie "A Quiet Place" at the South by Southwest Film Festival, he seemed startled and surprised not only by the intensity of the audience's response but also, perhaps, even by the movie itself. "Who made that film and why?" he exhorted the crowd.

Nothing on Krasinski's resume would make him an obvious choice to direct, co-write and co-star in a horror thriller that has audiences screaming with gleeful terror and hiding their eyes with panicked delight. And he might even have agreed with that notion, as he himself hadn't particularly liked scary movies.

"I definitely am a horror fan now. I'm late to the party, but I want to stay forever,"

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