There is no ambiance, no sense of tension. There's even a bit where the family accidentally kill a woman which is more funny than traumatic. The Vesps aren't even all that creepy-looking - unless you've a fear of bats or winged creatures, I guess. The design is uncreative and CGI effects unimpressive.
Leonetti's background as a DOP on 'Insidious' and 'The Conjuring' is evident as he tries to disguise the shoddy monsters through dark, grey cinematography. But we see right through it, Leonetti.
One gets the sense that better SFX wouldn't have helped much either, because all the other essential components for horror are still absent. The last 25 minutes of the Netflix movie go into this weird cult narrative. In conclusion, 'The Silence' is a complete and utter waste of your precious viewing time. You'd be better off sitting still - in silence, if you will - twiddling your thumbs for the running length of this movie 90 mins than sit through it.
I guarantee you it would be more entertaining. Deirdre Molumby 5 months ago. Whether you're a horror fan who enjoys jump scares, gore, monsters, or a sharp social commentary Jordan Peele, we're looking at you , new to Netflix movie 'The Silence' will satisfy none.
Leonetti - 'Annabelle', 'Mortal Kombat: Annihilation'. In any case, it's just bad. In doing so, she speaks and attracts the Vesps.
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They attack and kill her. The family uses a storm drain to enter the house. A rattlesnake in the drain scares Jude, and he struggles to keep quiet; unfortunately, the sounds of the snake begins to attract unwanted attention, ultimately resulting in vesps biting into Kelly's leg. Hugh distracts them by turning on a woodchipper , crushing the vesps flying into it, and the family enters the house. While the others rest, Ally contacts her boyfriend, Rob, who tells her that his parents are dead.
She also learns that religious cults have sprung up in the wake of the disaster. By morning, Kelly's wound is infected, so Hugh and Ally leave to find antibiotics. While at the store, Ally discovers vesp eggs growing inside corpses.
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Returning home, the tongueless reverend of a cult fails to recruit them. The reverend snarls as Hugh and Ally walk away. They return with the antibiotics, and Kelly recovers. Ally learns from the Internet that vesps can not survive in the cold. The reverend finds the family's hide-out and shows up with a group of his followers, asking for Hugh's family to join them. Hugh politely asks them to leave, at which point the reverend reveals his interest in Ally's fertility.
Hugh brings out his gun, forcing the cultists to leave.
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Rob briefly contacts Ally, letting her know he is headed north to "the refuge". Hugh and Kelly wake up in the night and find a little girl at the door. After letting her in, they find she is a member of the tongueless cult. Phones strapped to her and placed around the house go off, attracting vesps. The cult members abduct Ally, but Grandma Lynn runs outside to help her. Lynn holds Ally's captors down and screams; vesps attack and kill her and the captors while Ally escapes. Other cult members take Ally at knifepoint. Hugh, Kelly and Jude fight back and kill most of the cult, though Hugh is stabbed but survived.
Several weeks later, the remaining Andrews family trek across America and eventually arrives at the refuge. Ally finds Rob, and together they hunt the vesps with arrows. Ally wonders whether the vesps will adapt to the cold, or humans will adapt to a soundless lifestyle, like she did. The Silence is based on the horror novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon.
The film is directed by John R. Principal photography began in Toronto in September According to the film's production notes, the creatures are named "Vesps" after the Spanish avispa , meaning wasps. Director John R. Leonetti said that research was done into other cave creatures in order to design the Vesps.
A lot of scientific research went into the design, the creation, and the computer animation of the creatures, right down to the detail of every joint, every vessel, and every move they make. Netflix released The Silence on April 10, The site's critics' consensus reads: " The Silence has nothing new to say with a derivative premise and placid pacing -- even a wasted Stanley Tucci is unable to elevate the stodgy material a decibel above dreadful. Scott Tobias, reviewing for The New York Times , called The Silence "niche-targeted dreck" where "only a quality cast and more generous production values can cover up the shoddy stitching".
Tobias said despite the film's depiction of "a grand evolutionary struggle A horror movie needs stakes, and you just never feel them here.
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Hearing actress Kiernan Shipka plays the lead character, a deaf teenager who battles monsters. Leonetti said in an interview, "She 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.
The Silence was compared to A Quiet Place , a horror film with a similar premise. While The Silence was acquired by a distributor, it was never released in theaters and was later picked up by Netflix. Quartz ' s Adam Epstein said while the parallel productions were coincidental, he compared The Silence to mockbusters low-budget films that exploit blockbusters , highlighting that one of its screenwriters, Shane Van Dyke , wrote several scripts for The Asylum , a studio that specializes in mockbusters.
Menta said The Silence was started before the invasion while A Quiet Place was set fully after the invasion. She noted the criticism of The Silence for having a hearing actor as a deaf character and highlighted its additional elements, a teen romance and a religious cult. Renaldo Matadeen, writing in Comic Book Resources , contrasted The Silence from A Quiet Place , "There are quite a few plot threads which make it clear the Netflix movie is far from a rip-off and is, in fact, it's [sic] own thing.
He found the creatures "totally different" as well as the times compared to the creature invasion. While both films have "a somewhat similar format" in families trying to survive the creatures, "In The Silence , we get interference from external segments of mankind via the Hushed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Silence Film poster.
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