More Shipka on Netflix

(Above: Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka in ‘The Silence.’ Source: Netflix)

Five days after the season two premiere of her Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Kiernan Shipka steps up in another supernatural Netflix turn tomorrow, April 10: The Silence, a 90-minute horror flick based on a 2015 novel by Tim Lebbon.

Shipka plays a deaf 16-year-old who hides out with her family from terrrifying flying (terri-flying?) creatures who hunt humans by their sounds. Miranda Otto, who plays Zelda Spellman on Sabrina, co-stars with Stanley Tucci and John Corbett.

John Leonetti (Annabelle) directed The Silence, which has drawn comparisons to last year’s theatrical feature A Quiet Place, Netflix’s own hit film Bird Box, and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller The Birds. There has also been some criticism from the deaf community about casting of a hearing actor in the lead role.

For more, visit Netflix.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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