Does the dog die in 'The Silence' on Netflix? The tense dog scene has viewers 'bawling'

11 April 2019, 14:18 | Updated: 11 April 2019, 14:35

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Netflix viewers are feeling emotional after the dog scene in the platform's latest thriller, "The Silence". After bat-like creatures descend on the public, the Andrews family dog appears to meet an untimely end.

Does the dog die in The Silence? Netflix's latest horror thriller is giving fans major A Quiet Place vibes, but it's also leaving viewers with important dog related questions. Nothing hits quite like a dead or abandoned family pet in a movie. Kiernan Shipka's character, Ally, tearfully reacting to her dog being let out is definitely an emotional moment in The Silence.

So, what happened to the family pet? Does the dog die in The Silence?

Toward the beginning of the film, as people are just starting to understand the 'vesps' (the bat-like creatures), uncle Glenn (John Corbett) is involved in a car wreck.

While parked in the middle of the road, the Andrews family somehow realise that the creatures are drawn to noise. Unfortunately, the dog doesn't get that memo and begins loudly barking because it senses the creatures are nearby.

Stanley Tucci and dog in The Silence
Stanley Tucci and dog in The Silence. Picture: Netflix/Screenshot

Agitated, Stanley Tucci's character, Hugh, tries to silence the dog, to no avail. An injured Glenn is able to distract the vesps, and draw them away from the family. While the vesps are distracted, Hugh opens the trunk of the car and lets the dog out. Ally cries over the dog who the family has had to abandon.

While, the dog's fate is never explicitly shown, Miranda Otto's character, Kelly, later confirms that the dog is dead. With the vesps on the prowl for anything that makes noise, it's unlikely that the dog survived very long after being let out.

Miranda Otto in The Silence
Miranda Otto in The Silence. Picture: Netflix/Screenshot

Fans were very invested in the dog's fate.

What did you guys think of the dog scene in Netflix's The Silence? Were you sad af or do you think it had to be done?