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What Is Netflix's The Silence Movie About?

Kiernan Shipka's New Netflix Horror Film Is a Terrifying Mix of The Birds and A Quiet Place

There are a lot of amazing horror movies coming to Netflix in April, but the one we're most excited about is The Silence.

The streaming platform's latest original film is directed by Annabelle's John R. Leonetti and will have fans of A Quiet Place either loving or rolling their eyes at its plot: the world is under attack from bloodthirsty, flying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, and 16-year-old Ally (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, has to seek shelter with a sinister cult to escape the monsters.

The movie is actually based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by writer Tim Lebbon, which came out in 2015. The adaptation will also star Stanley Tucci as Ally's father and Miranda Otto as her mother, while John Corbett, Kate Trotter, and Kyle Breitkopf make up the rest of the cast. Watch the trailer above before The Silence (quietly) hits Netflix on April 12.

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