‘Don’t let them hear you.’
Sound of Silence is a 2023 Italian horror film about a young woman who returns to her family home and has to face off against an evil entity.
Written, produced and directed by T3 [Alessandro Antonaci, Daniel Lascar and Stefano Mandalà]. Also produced by Riccardo Scalva.
The Eryde Produzioni-T3 Directors S.r.l. co-production stars Lucia Caporaso, Daniele De Martino, Penelope Sangiorgi, Rocco Marazzita, Sandra Pizzullo, Chiara Casolari, Peter Stephen Wolmarans, Claudio Dughera and Alessandro Marmorini.
After her father ends up in the hospital, Emma (Penelope Sangiorgi) flies back from New York to her hometown in Italy and stays at her parents’ home. All alone in the house, she faces an evil entity connected to a cursed radio. Emma will have to unveil the dark secret behind the radio to survive the night and protect the ones she loves…
” …Sound of Silence offers some cool ideas, and how it blends sound into the story is quite interesting. The final act goes into some very trippy and fascinating places when it comes to a ghost story, and it would have been interesting to see more of this. However, the bland characters, the slow pacing, and the uneventful plot really hurt the movie when it comes to the whole.” 6 out of 10, Fiction Horizon
“It’s hard to imagine a scenario where I would recommend Sound of Silence to anyone. It could’ve been decent with better pacing and acting and with better attention to its plot. Nevertheless, it just ends up being just a collection of jump scares separated by long, boring scenes that could challenge even the most patient of horror fans.” High on Films
“Filled with dark shadows and blue overtones it really almost becomes 3 chapters told through light, shadows and sounds. Now in regard to the scare factor, I can understand why views are mixed. Classic jump scares aren’t for everyone. Most of the time I feel like it’s because viewers are too afraid to admit when they are scared. Still if done right they work.” Horror Movies Uncut
” …I’m sad to say that I wouldn’t recommend Sound of Silence. Sure, it has its moments, especially the opening scene, but on the whole, the unconvincing characters and the overreliance on jump scares bring it down way too much. It’s a cool premise that’s just not executed well enough…” Horror Obsessive
“Sound of Silence is basically a one-gimmick film, but T3 repeatedly executes that gimmick with sinister effectiveness. There are definitely precedents for its sonic scares, but it largely succeeds at what it sets out to do. Recommended for fans of Giallo and Euro supernatural horror…” J.B. Spins
“A backstory comes together, realigning the scariness, but T3 are keener on exploring every possible combination of radio and ghost action – is this sort of storytelling what you get with a team of three putting ideas on the table? It has a faintly grimy look which is apt, and even the off-kilter, mostly English dialogue adds to the unease.” The Kim Newman Web Site
“The jump scares often feel forced, making them more predictable than scary. Furthermore, the dark lighting obscures some of the visuals, making certain scenes problematic. In conclusion, Sound of Silence is a unique enough horror movie that is both scary and stylish, making it a must-see for horror fans and casual moviegoers.” Overly Honest Movie Reviews
” …there’s some pretty eerie stuff in the final scene. It’s nice to get one big final shock that ends the film on a high note. Sound of Silence is an effective cursed object thriller with solid acting performances and enough chills to make it worth your time. Turn off the lights and crank up the audio for maximum effect.” Pop Horror
” …the ending drags out too long. There’s a great moment for it to end on, but instead, it goes through several minutes of filler before delivering a final scare that’s equally stretched out. There are a couple of other scenes that could have used a trim as well though not nearly as badly […] Overall though Sound of Silence is a fun ghost story that should deliver some creepy moments as well as several good jumps.” 3.5 out of 5, Voices from the Balcony
” …a few uneven performances, a desire to reference a long list of cinematic influences, or a grim determination to hang on for ten minutes past the perfect place to roll the end credits are just minor concerns. When all’s said and done, it’s better to attempt too much than to attempt too little, and Sound of Silence draws together some effective moments from its grab-bag of ideas and atmospherics.” Warped Perspective
Sound of Silence was released On-Demand (VOD) by XYZ Films on March 3, 2023.
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