Netflix has announced an all-new surprise for horror fans that should continue to make April an exciting part of 2019. Director John Leonetti, who helmed the first Conjuring spin-off Annabelle, as well as the horror movie Wish Upon, is continuing his genre streak with The Silence.
As you can see in the official trailer, it looks like an interesting addition to the killer bat sub-genre. Kiernan Shipka, best known for Netflix’s own The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, takes an interesting acting turn as a deaf teenager named Ally. And unfortunately for Ally, she happens to be around in a time when a species of killer bats called Vesps are attacking the world.
In the film’s official synopsis released by Netflix…
“When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seeks refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses.”
The trailer definitely looks interesting and suggests that Netflix is attempting to continue their success with films like Bird Box. And why not? These types of movies have been extremely popular with audiences lately, especially when you consider A Quiet Place and even Hush from a few years ago. It makes more than enough sense to take another go at it.
Aside from Shipka, the film also stars Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) costars with Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf.
The Silence is based on a novel from author Tim Lebbon. His story was adapted into a screenplay by brothers Carey and Shane Van Dyke.
How do you feel about the new trailer for John Leonetti’s The Silence? Are you excited to see Netflix continue their success with interesting ideas as well as an addition to the killer bat genre of horror? Let us know in the comments section down below!