"The Silencing" is a 2020 American-Canadian action-thriller film directed by Robin Pront.
The starring cast includes Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Rayburn Swanson, Annabelle Wallis as Alice Gustafson, Zahn McClarnon as Karl Blackhawk, Melanie Scrofano as Debbie, Hero Fiennes Tiffin as Brooks Gustafson, Shaun Smyth as Dr. Boone, Danielle Ryan as Dr. Patel, Caleb Ellsworth-Clark as Taller Brother, Josh Cruddas as Shorter Brother, Lisa Cromarty as Mrs. Berg and others.

Here are "The Silencing" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Silencing movie?

Saban Films on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 released the trailer for "The Silencing" you can watch here:
The Silencing Official Trailer (2020) - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis.

Plot summary

What is The Silencing movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Silencing" movie plot summary.

Alcoholic Rayburn Swanson (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is the owner of the Gwen Swanson Sanctuary (Brielle Robillard), named after his missing daughter. The sanctuary is an act of penance, both because Gwen disapproved of his trapper lifestyle and because she had disappeared from his car five years earlier while he went into a store to buy whiskey. Rayburn keeps hunters out by using surveillance cameras.
Sheriff Alice Gustafson (Annabelle Wallis) is the sister of a troubled young man, Brooks (Hero Fiennes Tiffin). While examining the body of a young girl found by a lake, Alice notices a scar on the girl's throat, along with the point of a spear-head (marked with an "MB") buried in a tree. After learning about the body, Rayburn arrives to make a positive ID, but it is not Gwen. Alice learns that the spear was used with a rare weapon known as an atlatl.
Rayburn sees a man in a ghillie suit stalking the woods; when Rayburn attempts to confront the man, he is wounded by a thrown spear. While fleeing, he comes across a black pickup truck with the license plates removed. He marks the truck by scratching a small 'x' on the fender. After returning home and stitching his wound, he reviews his surveillance footage and observes a girl being hunted in the sanctuary by the same man. Rayburn returns to the sanctuary and rescues the girl, Molly (Charlotte Lindsay Marron), then keeps her safe in an unused spike trap overnight. She was rendered mute, having a throat scar similar to the one on the dead girl. They make it back to the cabin the next evening but are ambushed by the hunter. The hunter injures Rayburn and stabs Molly with a spear. Alice arrives and, after seeing that Molly has been stabbed, immediately suspects Rayburn, until the hunter appears behind her. Still disguised, his mannerisms cause her to believe it is her brother. Alice shoots Rayburn, wounding him, and causing him to flee so that her brother can escape.


Who plays who in the The Silencing movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Silencing" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  as Rayburn Swanson
Annabelle Wallis  as Alice Gustafson Sheriff of Cutler County
Zahn McClarnon  as Karl Blackhawk
Melanie Scrofano  as Debbie
Hero Fiennes Tiffin  as Brooks Gustafson
Shaun Smyth  as Dr. Boone
Danielle Ryan  as Dr. Patel
Caleb Ellsworth-Clark  as Taller Brother
Josh Cruddas  as Shorter Brother
Lisa Cromarty  as Mrs. Berg
Leland Assinewai  as Boy
Kayla Dumont  as Jane Doe (as Kayla Dumonts)
Jason Jazrawy  as Deputy Hansen
Brielle Robillard  as Gwen
Charlotte Lindsay Marron  as Molly
Patrick Garrow  as Jim Needles
Mark Charles Cowling  as Roger Olsen
Heather Stevenson  as Patty
Tiahra Tulloch  as Emma Johnson
Gregory 'Dominic' Odjig  as Sam Moonblood (as Gregory Odjig)
Bart Rochon  as F-150 Owner
Alec Stockwell  as Very Old Man
Sharon Canovas  as Morgue Attendant
Jennifer Kirton  as Morgue Attendant
Miranda McColman  as Sue Johnson
Justin James Remeikis  as Young Doctor
Trailer  as Thor

Release date

When is The Silencing movie release date?

"The Silencing" movie release date was scheduled to be on June 16, 2020 (DirecTV Cinema), on July 16, 2020 (DirecTV Cinema) and on August 14, 2020 (United States) distributing by Saban Films, Shaw Organisation and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


What are The Silencing filming details?

The duration of the film is 93 minutes. The film grossed over $141,479.

"The Silencing" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in May 2019 in Canada.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Silencing movie?

"The Silencing" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 17/100.

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