“THE SILENCE ” On Netflix April 10th
When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. THE SILENCE is directed by John R. Leonetti (ANNABELLE) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter, and Kyle Breitkopf.
A NEW BREED OF MONSTER Deep within an uncharted cave system below the Appalachian Mountains, an archaeological expedition uncovers a highly evolved species that come to be known as Vesps. Named after the Spanish word for wasps, “avispa,” their moniker is a reference to their terrifying tendency to swarm in large numbers, viciously attacking their prey. When the Vesps are accidentally unleashed into the world, they multiply rapidly and begin hunting humans by using their powerfully sensitive hearing.
In this new reality, even the slightest noise can mean sudden death. Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), a 16-year-old teenager who lost her hearing three years earlier in the car crash that killed her grandparents, finds that her heightened senses help her in this new environment where silence is the key to surviving. As she and her family race to seek refuge away from their home in the New Jersey suburbs, they find that their past tragedy becomes their current strength: They can communicate in near total silence by using sign language.
But amid the quiet chaos, they learn that humans can be just as dangerous as Vesps when they cross paths with The Hushed, a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened abilities. As the Andrews family struggles to stay one step ahead of their many attackers, they quickly learn that they’ll have to adapt to survive.
THE SILENCE launches on Netflix Wednesday, April 10th