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 and both paternal grandparents in a car accident, 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 the family dog out of the car because he continued barking and attracting the vesps. Ally holds her dad and cries while the rest of the family console each other.


Kiernan Shipka
Ally Andrews
Stanley Tucci
Hugh Andrews
Miranda Otto
Kelly Andrews
John Corbett
Kate Trotter
Dempsey Bryk
Billy MacLellan
The Reverend
Kyle Breitkopf
Jude Andrews
Chris Whitby
Man with Shotgun
Barbara Gordon
Woman with Shotgun
Zoe Doyle
Mother (as Zoé Doyle)
Cory O'Brien
Subway Man
Alex Hatz
Gregory Waters
Sarah Abbott
Hushed Child
Kate Corbett
Hushed Mother
John Fray
Man Caver
Konima Parkinson-Jones
Woman Caver
Dan Duran
News Anchor
Pat Kiernan
Pat Kiernan
Annika Pergament
Annika Pergament
Helen Stevens
Woman in Car
Callum Shoniker
Child in Car
Hannah Gordon
Subway Passenger #1
Taylor Love
Subway Passenger #2
Cesare Scarpone
Subway Passenger #3
Carson Durven
Subway Passenger #4
Ryan Turner
Subway Passenger #5
Gino Raimondo
Subway Passenger #6


Principal photography began in Toronto in September 2017.

The film The Silence was scheduled to be released on April 10, 2019 and on May 16, 2019 (Germany) by Netflix, Constantin Film, Shaw Organisation, Splendid Film, Mongkol Major and Universal Pictures.

The duration of the film is 90 minutes. The film grossed over $2.3 million.


The Silence got average rating from critics.

External links

IMDB: The Silence

Wikipedia: The Silence (2019 film)

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