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* WickedWasps: While not wasps themselves, the monsters are are explicitly likened to them due to their swarming and their aggressive natures, and are named vesps after ''vespa'', the Spanish word for wasp. [[spoiler:They are also egg-layers, depositing their eggs on corpses.]]

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* WickedWasps: While not wasps themselves, the monsters are are explicitly likened to them due to their swarming and their aggressive natures, and are named vesps after ''vespa'', the Spanish Italian word for wasp. [[spoiler:They are also egg-layers, depositing their eggs on corpses.]]


* AluminumChristmasTrees: No vesps of course, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movile_Cave Movile Cave]] in Romania was cut off from the outside world for millions of years, and has developed a thriving ecosystem entirely different then that on the surface.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: No vesps of course, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movile_Cave Movile Cave]] in Romania was cut off from the outside world for millions of years, and has developed a thriving ecosystem entirely different then from that on the surface.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: No vesps of course, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movile_Cave Movile Cave]] in Romania was cut off from the outside world for millions of years, and has developed a thriving ecosystem entirely different then that on the surface.


* AttackAttackAttack: The vesps seem more motivated by spite than hunger. If it makes noise, they'll dive on it - and in many cases then abandon it.

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* AttackAttackAttack: The vesps seem more motivated by spite than hunger. If it makes noise, they'll dive on it - -- and in many cases then abandon it.

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* AttackAttackAttack: The vesps seem more motivated by spite than hunger. If it makes noise, they'll dive on it - and in many cases then abandon it.


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* ExplosiveBreeder: Evidently by their sheer numbers. [[spoiler:Being egg-layers probably helps.]]


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* MorePredatorsThanPrey: Who knows what the vesps were eating before coming to the surface, since they come from an environment already very well known for a distinct lack of biomass.


* WickedWasps: While not wasps themselves, the monsters are are explicitly likened to them due to their swarming and their aggressive natures, and are named vesps after ''vespa'', the Spanish word for wasp.

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* WickedWasps: While not wasps themselves, the monsters are are explicitly likened to them due to their swarming and their aggressive natures, and are named vesps after ''vespa'', the Spanish word for wasp. [[spoiler:They are also egg-layers, depositing their eggs on corpses.]]


* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: Glenn the tough guy and survivalist is the first to bite it, thanks to an unfortunately timed herd of deer crossing the road which make him crash his jeep.

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* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: Glenn the tough guy and survivalist is the first to bite it, thanks to an unfortunately timed herd of deer crossing the road which make him crash his jeep.SUV.


* BattleInTheRain: The final fight takes place in a thunderstorm, as it's the only way they can have a fight without the vesps mauling them all to death.



* LudicrousGibs: Hugh kills a swarm of vesps by luring them into an active woodchipper with the blades' noise, quickly turning the entire swarm into a pile of ground meat.

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* LudicrousGibs: Hugh kills a swarm of vesps by luring them into an active woodchipper with the blades' noise, quickly turning the entire swarm into a pile of ground meat. They eventually clog the machine through sheer numbers.
* PapaWolf: When the Hushed [[spoiler:try to kidnap his daughter as breeding stock]], Hugh goes to town on their leader with the butt of his shotgun.
* ShootTheDog: Hugh lets the family dog out of the car because his barking attracted the vesps and will again [[spoiler:as soon as they finish off Glenn]], even though it means the dog is going to be their next meal.


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* TrojanHorse: The Hushed send a little girl to the family's shelter with phones strapped to her body, which are set to activate their alarms not long after the family brings her in.


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* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: Glenn the tough guy and survivalist is the first to bite it, thanks to an unfortunately timed herd of deer crossing the road which make him crash his jeep.
* YouWouldntShootMe: The leader of the Hushed isn't concerned when Hugh levels a shotgun at him, being just as aware as Hugh that the noise would get both of them killed.

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Not to be confused with the 1963 Swedish movie ''Film/{{Tystnaden}}'', translated in English as ''The Silence''.


''The Silence'' is a 2019 horror movie adapted from a 2015 novel of the same name by Creator/TimLebbon. Its premise is that a spelunking expedition in Pennsylvania accidentally releases a tremendous swarm of monsters resembling eyeless crosses between bats and pterosaurs, later named vesps, that hunt exclusively by sound, which swiftly overrun a large portion of the North American continent.

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''The Silence'' is a 2019 Creator/{{Netflix}} original horror movie adapted from a 2015 novel of the same name by Creator/TimLebbon. Its premise is that a spelunking expedition in Pennsylvania accidentally releases a tremendous swarm of monsters resembling eyeless crosses between bats and pterosaurs, later named vesps, that hunt exclusively by sound, which swiftly overrun a large portion of the North American continent.

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''The Silence'' is a 2019 horror movie adapted from a 2015 novel of the same name by Creator/TimLebbon. Its premise is that a spelunking expedition in Pennsylvania accidentally releases a tremendous swarm of monsters resembling eyeless crosses between bats and pterosaurs, later named vesps, that hunt exclusively by sound, which swiftly overrun a large portion of the North American continent.

The movie itself follows the deaf 16-year-old Ally Andrews and her family -- her father Hugh, her mother Kelly, her younger brother Jude, her grandmother Lynn and her father's childhood friend Glenn -- who are forced to flee from their home in search of safety while avoiding both vesp swarms and ill-intentioned humans.
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* CripplingOverspecialization: The vesps have frighteningly sensitive hearing, and can home in on even the faintest noises -- but they have seemingly no senses besides that, not even smell or echolocation, leaving them utterly unable to perceive potential prey or threats standing just feet away from them as long as they're quiet. Further, their absolute reliance on hearing leaves them very vulnerable to loud, omnipresent noises such as fire alarms or thunder, and makes them easy to lure into noisy deathtraps.
* {{Cult}}: The Hushed, a doomsday Christian cult that believes the vesps to be a punishment from God unto a sinful world and that ritualistically removes its members' tongues.
* DugTooDeep: The vesps are released into the world when a spelunking team, while pushing deep into their cave, digs away a rockfall that had sealed the chamber where they had lived for millions of years.
* EyelessFace: Vesps have no eyes whatsoever -- their heads rise into a smooth, unbroken bony slope above their nostrils.
* HeroicSacrifice:
** Glenn, [[spoiler:having been trapped under his wrecked car and knowing he's a goner, gives his life to lure a vesp swarm to himself with gunshots to give the other characters a chance to escape]].
** Lynn [[spoiler:sacrifices herself by screaming while entangled with the Hushed cultists trying to kidnap her granddaughter, calling down a flock of vesps to kill them alongside herself]].
* KillItWithIce: The vesps can't handle the cold very well at all -- people above the Arctic Circle or high in the mountains are spared due to this, as the intense cold kills any vesp swarms heading too far north or too high up.
* LudicrousGibs: Hugh kills a swarm of vesps by luring them into an active woodchipper with the blades' noise, quickly turning the entire swarm into a pile of ground meat.
* TheSwarm: Vesps always move in large groups, hunting and killing with a seemingly single-minded purpose.
* WickedWasps: While not wasps themselves, the monsters are are explicitly likened to them due to their swarming and their aggressive natures, and are named vesps after ''vespa'', the Spanish word for wasp.
* ZergRush: While individual vesps are hardly harmless, they can still be dealt with easily enough with a distraction or taken out with a single gunshot. The problem is that they almost always attack in huge swarms, overwhelming their prey with unrelenting attacks from every direction and by their ability to soak up enormous losses with minimal impact on their total numbers.
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