Hush (2016)

Written by: Mike Flanagan & Kate Siegel

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Emma Graves, Kate Siegel, Samantha Sloyan.

A young, deaf, and mute writer who retreated to the woods to live a single, solitary, life finds herself fighting for her life in silence when a masked killer turns up at her window.

I watched this film a few years ago, and from what I remember, I finished the film with the feeling I needed more. The film was very suspenseful and kept me glued to the TV from start to end.

As part of the Netflix Halloween Horror Calendar, I have refreshed my memory on this film and I did watch it again, this film is on day 3 of my halloween October watch.

The start of the film focuses on the lead character, Maddie, who is a young, deaf writer who is home alone after a breakup with her relationship which led her to seek solitude in the woods, alone, which, of course, begins the pandora box of plot twists throughout the film – keeping the viewer seeking more.

Image Source: Google Images / Netflix

It works well with the characters disability of being deaf but knowing how to be one step ahead of the intruder whilst he tries to outwit her at every chance he gets. Her skills as a writer help her to do this, too.

This film kept me on the edge of my seat from the moment it started, which is how I like horrors to be – suspenseful, on the edge of your seat gripping. Although it is more of a slasher film, I still enjoyed this when I watched it, and thought it was a very well-directed film, with a good pace to it, and intelligent film.

If anyone has not watched this yet, I do recommend giving it a watch. If you enjoyed A Quiet Place (silence most of the movie), then I can guarantee this will be another one you will all enjoy!

I rate this film 5 Stars

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Video Source: / Rotten Tomatoes Indie

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