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The Silence (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Silence
Year: 2019
Genre: Horror
Directed By: John R. Leonetti
Starring: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto
About: A family struggles to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species who hunt only with their acute hearing
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-ufZuqTd5c

My Review:
Seeing that there was a new Netflix original movie out called The Silence I couldn't resist but to watch it. Also never having read the novel and having not watched the trailer prior to viewing I went into this film blind and I am glad I did as this film was completely new to me and a horror I really ended up enjoying as a result.

I like that this film started with showing how the creatures came into the world and left the audience wondering what life was like under the cave that was hidden away from the world as well as what other creatures could be living down there or if they were the only ones. I also liked how the creatures seemed like bats with how they moved and how they looked which showed how the evolution of them came into being and made the creatures seem more terrifying as a result. Having one of the children being deaf was something I thought was a good change as it showed how the family were better equipped to survive as they were able to do sign language to each other and didn't have to speak which helped them to stay alive.  Having the small cult who cut their tongues out in order to not speak was something that was a good addition as it showed how other people were surviving and that not everyone was able to do sign language so they were writing on pads of paper. By having them also want the daughter because she was fertile did scare me a little and how they would do anything to have her including getting the monsters to try and kill the family so she would have no option but to go with them. This did make me scared of them and wonder who else they had done this to in order to gain more members. The ending was something else I liked with seeing how people were going to be able to survive by living in the north where it was colder as the monsters were unable to survive, this gave me hope for the human race although upon the family arriving at the refuge it did make me hope that maybe there would be a second movie.

The only thing about this film in which I could call as a negative is due to the family whispering and dong sign language and not always doing this there was parts of the movie in which I didn't understand what they were saying to each other which I wish I did. However, this didn't take away from the movie too much for me. I also thought that the story for this film had been done before but still kept me on the edge of my seat.

Overall, I thought that The Silence was really well done and is a great creepy horror film. I would recommend this film to those who are looking for a horror film and wanting one with monsters. This movie would also be good for those who are not looking to be too scared as this film does have jumpy moments in it however is not as jumpy as other films of this kind. I would definitely see this film again.

My Rating: 5/5 

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