Has Netflix struck a hit formula? 'The Silence' trailer promises a ride similar to last year's 'Bird Box'

The movie starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka, whose trailer was out Friday, releases on the streaming giant on April 10

                            Has Netflix struck a hit formula? 'The Silence' trailer promises a ride similar to last year's 'Bird Box'

After the success of Sandra Bullock starrer 'Bird Box', Netflix seems to be treading similar cinematic grounds with 'The Silence' starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka of the 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' fame.

The trailer of the flick promises a thriller surrounding the mystery of how any sound will attract a species of bat-like creatures into attacking people.

The film is based on the 2015 best selling novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon. 

Shipka plays hearing-impaired Ally Andrews, who along with her family tries to seek refuge in a safe haven when she discovers the presence of creatures that prey on humans through sound.

Things however take an even more sinister turn as the family becomes the victim of a cult that believes that Ally's heightened senses can be exploited for their own ends.

Slated for release on April 10, the sci-fi thriller is about how Stanley and Kiernan's characters avoid becoming prey to the creatures and fight the cult without making any sound.

The trailer, which was released on Friday, featured some chilling sequences of bat-like creatures attacking humans at a sign of any sound. Be it a sick woman coughing or the ringtone of a phone, everything is followed with a blood-curdling attack on humans who are in the proximity of the source.

Using guns would mean attracting more of the creatures and hiding from them is not an easy task as they seem strong enough to fly through glass windows to attack their prey. 



Directed by John R Lionetti, who previously worked on 'Annabelle', the movie mines similar themes as the Sandra Bullock starrer last year.

While in 'The Silence' people are attacked at a sign of any sound by horrendous bats, in 'Bird Box' people died if they 'saw'.

A creature took the form of one's worst fears and killed them; being blindfold is the only way to survive in this world. 'Bird Box', however, received mixed reviews from critics while it was raved about by audiences on social media. 

Reactions to the trailer of 'The Silence' have already started trickling in, with many calling it 'Bird Box' meeting 'A Quiet Place'. Many also noticed that after the success of the two films, Netflix went ahead to make another film with the same broad ingredients - a survivor thriller, a mad cult group and creatures that you need to hide from.