If you’re a horror movie fanatic, you must have heard Director Mike Flanagan’s films such as Oculus and Absentia. With his new film Hush, a home-invasion thriller, he has yet again proved his artistry in introducing you with the world of horror and thrill in a very simplistic visual setting.
Hush is a very good old-fashioned scary movie with a very simple story. There are only few characters on screen, prominently: an isolated house inside a wood, a deaf-mute young woman on her own, and a man with a mask and his sinister motives. This movie at first may look like many others, yet it has few surprises to the end that makes it engaging.
The storyline goes like this: Maddie (Kate Siegel) a young author who lost his hearing and speaking ability at the age of 13 lives in a secluded home. Even when you start wondering how she is living on her own without much difficulty, you see her cooking in the kitchen and at the same time trying to finish up her novel and catching up with friends over Facetime. She even meets her neighbour friend Sarah who comes over for few minutes.
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Everything seems cool until the day turns dark, and as Maddie tries to settle down after her cooking experiment doesn’t go down well. Suddenly, you see a screaming Sarah running toward Maddie’s home and keeps banging the door for help. Maddie was only few feet away on the other side, but as she could not hear the door banging or the voice, a masked face of a psychotic killer appears and kills Sarah.
This is not the end as the masked killer now turns to play with Maddie. Sooner or later she will get to know what just happened at her door, and sooner or later the killer will try to kill her, as his motives are simply vague. “Hush” is a movie with beautifully designed onscreen thrill, so I’m giving no clues on what happens in the end.
Nevertheless, this is a beautifully acted film and Kate Siegel, who is also the co-writer of the film, delivered an exceptional performance in an incredibly tense narrative that will for sure frighten you, as you keep guessing the climax.
Hush is now available on Netflix. If you have watched the film, please write a short review and we would happy to include in this article, giving credit to you.
Director: Mike Flanagan
Producer: Trevor Macy, Jason Blum
Screenwriter: Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel
Starring: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco as John, Samantha Sloyan & Emma Graves
Release Date: April 08, 2016
Duration: 87 minute(s)
Photo Credit: www.blumhouse.com