The Silence (2018)
April 10, 2019 2:08 PM - Subscribe

The story of a family struggling to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species who have evolved for millions of years in the pitch darkness of a vast underground cave system, hunting only with their acute hearing. As the family seeks refuge in a remote haven where they can wait out the invasion, they start to wonder what kind of world will remain when they're ready to emerge.
posted by guiseroom (8 comments total)
This should say 2019, not sure why it changed from the IMDB link. This is the new not A Quiet Place or Birdbox movie on Netflix.
posted by guiseroom at 2:14 PM on April 10, 2019

I thought it was all right. The use of sound mechanics made more sense to me than how it was handled in A Quiet Place - like, the use of ambient noise and distractions was more believable, especially the fire alarm and thunderstorm.

I liked the ending more than Birdbox's. It was pretty pat, but the internal logic checked better. Also, the reverend who was cutting out tongues was suitably creepy, and a cellphone suicide vest was pretty inspired.
posted by mordax at 10:25 PM on April 10, 2019

I eagerly await Netflix's versions of this movie for the remaining senses. Smell and taste in particular should be highly amusing.

Don't stink! They can't smell you if you don't stink!
posted by Naberius at 8:09 AM on April 11, 2019 [7 favorites]

Naberius, they could adapt Spider Robinson's Telempath (although in that novel, the monsters who smell too much...are us.)
posted by Mogur at 8:52 AM on April 11, 2019

Yet another film which prompts the question: is an apocalypse truly apocalyptic if it’s only happening in North America?
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 11:09 AM on April 12, 2019 [1 favorite]

Just FYI the film was criticized for casting a hearing actress in the deaf role. John Leonetti, the director claimed that ""Kiernan learned to sign for the film and now she’s flawless like she’s been signing her entire life. She seems to have an almost innate sense of what it’s like being a deaf person"

Deaf model Nyle DiMarco rejects that saying, "Kiernan Shipka's ASL is not grammatically correct" and pointing out many other errors that a deaf actor wouldn't have committed.

As a disabled person I'm gonna give this one a pass. And I would really encourage people when watching movies with a disabled character to look into how the disabled community responded to the portrayal.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:44 PM on April 12, 2019 [4 favorites]

I'm looking forward to the movie about creatures who hunt via your perception of touch, who can only be defeated if you are really really really high on something.

Horror comedy, hopefully.
posted by gryftir at 8:37 PM on April 12, 2019

I didn't know Shipka's character was deaf. That's a real bummer, I guess I'll skip this one as well.
posted by tobascodagama at 10:56 AM on April 13, 2019

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