Release Date: April 8th.
Written by: Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel.
Directed by: Mike Flanagan.
Starring: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, and Samantha Sloyan.
A few years back, director Mike Flanagan gave us Oculus; a movie that we really liked (read our review HERE), and that marked him as an up-and-coming Horror director.
With Hush, I think it's safe to say that he's arrived.
Maddie is a deaf-mute who spends her time living in a beautiful, isolated country house, writing novels. When a masked nut-bag shows up on her porch one night (literally), intent on killing her after he's terrorized her a bit first, she's forced to do whatever she can to survive, even though she's cut off from the world, and not able to hear anything that he does.
An intense game of cat-and-mouse ensues.
|"I'M RIGHT BEHIND YOU!"|
It's the script that makes this one so great. Hush takes some chances with its storytelling that work really well, It gave us a really likable main character to cheer for and worry about, it gave us some mean-spirited and nasty kills scenes and gore, and it ended in pleasing fashion, without some shitty jump-scare or a "Oh, there's going to be a sequel" moment. It was tight, honest, and engaging, which is exactly how we like our Thrillers. And women.
|YEAH, WE SAID IT.|
***MILD SPOILER*** The one issue that I had with Hush involves the killer, and how I wish that he would have left his mask on. John Gallagher Jr. did an excellent job at playing creepy without the mask, but it looked so damn cool!
|"YOU GOT SNAPCHAT?"|
|YEAH, THAT WAS OUR REACTION TOO.|
|DON'T JUDGE US, MADDIE!|
If you have Netflix, then you should check this one out asap. Alone. With the lights off.
Hush is streaming exclusively on Netflix.
Kate Siegel, Samantha Sloyan, and Emma Graves are in this.