BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Look at me watching fairly new horror films! I watched The Silence, with father, and tried not to compare it to A Quiet Place... "When the world is under attack from creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, a teenager who lost her hearing at 13, and her family, seek safety in a remote refuge. However, they discover a cult who are eager to exploit her heightened senses."
Watching The Silence it is very hard not to compare it to A Quiet Place, and then because you're kind of comparing them, you can't help but also bring Bird Box into it too, as they are all literally about being killed due to being about losing a main sense.
I have to say though, I think I actually preferred The Silence. I feel you shouldn't compare any of them, as, even though they are all similar, they are all also different and do have different takes. It's also not always fair in my eyes to compare - that's like comparing different pizza toppings, just have them all and enjoy them all.
I really did enjoy The Silence though, and I know pretty much why. Not only is it clever and tense, it brings in something that is scarier than most things in horror films, I feel, human cults and just what humans would do in this sort of situation. Dog eat dog type of situations. As Ally and Hugh head out into the open, a man appears from nowhere and just stands and watches them, until he tries to get them to join him. He is creepy, just standing and then as soon as groups and cults are mentioned in horror films, I go cold but also get a little excited. It's a very confusing time for me.
I find people scary in apocalyptic like this, I really do, they just make the whole thing seem much more realistic. That's why the Tom Cruise version of War of the Worlds scared me, back when I first saw it years ago. How the humans all act towards each other, killing for items and joining up and manipulating everyone - nahhhhhh. Like in The Mist too, with that horrible religious lady, Mrs Carmody, who no one likes...
I would say the cult people are the scariest things in this film, the actual creatures aren't so much. They are well done and great, but just not that scary, tense, but not scary. It did bring up a pretty deep question for me though... The creatures are being called Vesps, and are creatures no one has ever seen before, (obviously creatures that were let out of a cave, because people are stupid and too nosy for their own good...), so Vesps is a new word. But how did Ally, who is deaf, know the sign language for the word if she hadn't heard it before then? Is it because other words are similar, like Vespa? See, deep questions!
Honestly, I really liked this film, it might not be the most original film, but it's still highly entertaining. Only thing I would say, is I would have liked to have seen more of the cult, as they came in quite late in the film, and weren't in it a whole lot. Could have been super creepy!
Also, lesson to the film, next time, get rid of Grandma instead, if you've seen it, you know...
I liked this film overall, and would happily recommend it, dad even told mum she missed a great film, so he apparently enjoyed it too, and agreed about getting rid of Grandma...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..