The first trailer for the forthcoming horror film, which will leap directly to Netflix on April 10, sets up a premise similar to that of John Krasinski’s chilling hit from just last year, but with a vibe more reminiscent of that to Netflix’s own recent thriller about surviving a post-apocalyptic realm laden with terrifying creatures, Bird Box. One distinction from A Quiet Place is that The Silence seems to feature a whole lot more talking.
One thing we do get a good enough look at, distinguishing The Silence from Bird Box especially, is the sort of critter terrorizing the likes of Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka. It sort of looks like a bat, which will indubitably make for some haunting swoop-scares (that’s a jump-scare but with bats), but will sadly further propagate the centuries-old falsity that bats are bad and evil and monstrous when they are indeed grade-A adorable.
But hey, a new dawn is on the rise. Perhaps they can finally be both.