Bats Galore in Netflix’s ‘The Silence’ Trailer

It appears as if Netflix is ready to chase every horror trend from 2018 in Annabelle and Wish Upon director John Leonetti ‘s upcoming bat horror film The Silence.

Not only does The Silence include a sound gimmick (A Quiet Place), a healthy dose of another sense-altering twist (the protagonist is deaf), but it also stars Netflix’s very own Sabrina, Kiernan Shipka (apparently, blindfolds would have been too derivative for Netflix viewers, who just enjoyed a similar tale entitled Bird Box.)

The premise revolves around a new, aggressive bat species called Vesps who begin to hunt humans by using their special hearing abilities. Shipka’s Ally Andrews (who has been deaf for three years) and her family seek solace in an out-of-the-way location, only to discover that the place is overrun by an evil cult who are more than happy to capitalize on Ally’s “heightened senses”.  Talk about a “wrong turn”! (On second thought, that was a 2003 film starring Eliza Dushku, who also got lost in the woods, although she had to contend with some inbred cannibals, and not killer bats and cult members, just to clarify).  Like Netflix’s last foray into original horror films (Bird Box), The Silence is also based on a novel, this one by writer Tim Lebbon.

The Silence will be released on Netflix on April 10 and also stars Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf

 

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

Similar Articles

Comments

Latest News

Netflix Finalizing Acquisition of ‘The Woman in the Window’

If you like thrillers in the vein of Hitchcock’s Rear Window and Vertigo, you may want to pay close attention to the upcoming flick...

Stephen King Teases New Novel ‘Later’ Due Out Next March

As Founding Father Benjamin Franklin once wrote: "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Well, you can add...

‘The Rental’ Leads The Pack–Again–At The Box Office

Dave Franco's directorial debut is going very well so far. His horror flick The Rental held onto its crown as box office king for the second consecutive...

Satanic Panic ’81’s Sophomore Effort “Mara” to Release this October

Satanic Panic 81’s sophomore effort “Mara” is a tense and frightening walk through the mind of composer Brian Burdzy. From the hauntingly pounding opening...

Santa Stripe Coming from NECA Toys This Fall

As Crazy Eddie pitchman Jerry Carroll used to say "It's Christmas in July!!!" for fans of high end monster toys and Gremlins. NECA announced that...

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our bi-monthly newsletter consists of the latest horror news and CT HorrorFest happenings.