One of three horror movies directed by Mike Flanagan to be released in 2016, the others being Before I Wake and Ouija: Origin Of Evil. See more »
When John tells the killer Maddie would have been unable to call 911 because she is deaf and mute, this is incorrect for several reasons. Most importantly, emergency response services are equipped to communicate with a deaf/mute person. Even if for some reason Maddie.was not able to "speak" with an actual operator, they would still have sent someone to investigate the call. See more »
A fine night for home invasion without missing a beat
"Hush" is a stellar example of how to create intense thriller with simple premise. It starts with a small cast and modest runtime, but it capitalizes on every chance to instill any available tension. The deaf main protagonist presents exactly this kind of opportunity to exploit the already volatile situation into uniquely compelling sequences.
Kate Siegel as the hearing impaired heroine is trapped on her own house by a stalker. This is not the typical slasher with random scrabbling or plate tossing. It's a meticulously drawn condition with grave danger on every step. This might give the movie slightly slow pace, but Kate Siegel performs admirably as the lead.
She works by gestures nearly the entire time, the movie sets this up pretty well with opening intro of her interacting with her neighbor. There are clear signs of panic as she goes through the night and her survival odd dwindles. It's also a clever way to present the perimeter around the house without the protagonist being too conveniently saved or stupid for the sake of plot.
With a shorter than average runtime, "Hush" gives out the very essence of thriller movie, it's enjoyably riveting with carefully crafted condition.
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