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Things We Saw Today: The Silence Is Like Bird Box and A Quiet Place Had a Creepy Baby


The silence on Netflix

Weren’t terrified enough from Bird Box or A Quiet Place? Well, now you can be terrified with Stanley Tucci! Netflix’s new film The Silence shows a world where … sound brings giant bats to kill everyone? The trailer is a perfect mash-up of Bird Box and A Quiet Place in the sense that they have, essentially, the same kind of story.

The difference is that The Silence seems to have pulled out all the stops with its cast. Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, John Corbett, and Miranda Otto all star in this terrifying new film. Is this a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina AU gone horribly wrong?

Much like Bird Box, The Silence may take a while for me to watch. It’s terrifying to think about a world where simply looking or making a sound is going to get a swarm of something after you. Especially when there is also, apparently, other sorts of scary non-bat swarms happening.  (Also the man with the “Ssshhh” notebook is a no from me.)

What is with our cultural obsession of the moment that invoking certain sounds or sights means death from above?

The Silence is going to be chilling—or else, really, really silly—but I’m just terrified that Stanley Tucci won’t survive and if I’m ever stuck in the apocalypse with anyone, I want it to be Stanley Tucci.

(source: Entertainment Weekly; image: Netflix)

Here are some other stories we saw today that didn’t swarm and murder us:

  • Liam Neeson gives another apology for his past “vigilante” incident. (via Deadline)
  • The Mueller Report is over 300 pages and we’ve only seen about 100 words of it. So there is a lot about it that we still don’t know, to say the least. (via CNN)
  • Marvel fans are calling out the new posters for the airbrushing on the female characters in Avengers: Endgame. (via Comic Book)

Did we miss anything good out there today, Mary Suevians?

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