The Silence is a 2019 English-language German horror film directed by John R. Leonetti.

Official trailers

Netflix on Friday, March 29, 2019 released the trailer:
The Silence | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

A cave research team unearths an unknown species of blind pterosaur-like creature, referred to as "vesps", from a mine. The vesps violently kill the researchers, fly out of the mine, and seek the noisiest areas. Ally, a teenage girl who lost her hearing in a car accident and losing both paternal grandparents, lives with her parents Hugh and Kelly Andrews; her maternal grandmother Lynn, who has terminal lung cancer; her brother Jude; and their dog Otis. As the news of the vesp outbreak spreads, the US government declares a state of emergency and urges people to stay indoors and be quiet. Ally suggests they head to the countryside, which is likely to be quieter. Glenn, Hugh's best friend, joins them and brings his guns. They set out in two cars. While stopping to refuel, Ally walks Otis. A stranger appears and threatens to shoot Otis if they don't stop him from barking. Glenn shoots the man in the leg, and they drive away. The group hits a massive traffic jam, blocking all the interstates, and Glenn goes off-road. Speeding through the countryside, Glenn's car hits a herd of fleeing deer and tumbles down the embankment. He survives but is trapped in the car. Hugh and Kelly fail to free him, and Glenn asks Hugh to leave with his family. As the Andrews family return to their car, Otis barks, attracting the vesps, who attack the car. Glenn fires his gun, leading them away from the Andrews' car, sacrificing himself. To keep his family safe, Hugh is forced to let Otis out of the car so that the vesps kill the dog. Later, Kelly consoles Ally and Jude. Ally says they all have the skill to survive in silence, due to her deafness.


Stanley Tucci
Hugh Andrews
Kiernan Shipka
Ally Andrews
Miranda Otto
Kelly Andrews
Kate Trotter
John Corbett
Kyle Harrison Breitkopf
Jude Andrews
Dempsey Bryk
Billy MacLellan
The Reverend


Principal photography began in Toronto in September 2017.

The film The Silence was scheduled to be released by Netflix on April 10, 2019 and on May 16, 2019 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 90 minutes.


The Silence got low rating from critics.

External links

Wikipedia: The Silence (2019 film)

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