Hush is a 2016 psychological horror thriller film directed by Mike Flanagan, starring John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, and Kate Siegel. The film follows a deaf writer who retreats into the woods to live a life of solitude when she is targeted by a masked killer.
- Great performances by the main leads.
- Tense atmosphere.
- Good female lead character.
- Original story.
Commentary: The film follows a deaf writer who retreats into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window. The story is simple but follows Maddie as she plays this cat-and-mouse game Maddie’s inability to hear does give the film an unique flare. The film does build to a great climax and ends with a satisfactory ending. (4 out of 5)
Great performances by the main cast. Great performance by Siegel. Maddie is a likable character. Gallagher does a great job as the masked man. He’s menacing and a douchebag. (4 out of 5)
Flanagan does a great job with the direction. The film manages to keep a very tense atmosphere, especially considering Maddie’s inability to hear. The score is good, not memorable but good. (3 out of 5)
The Verdict: In the end, Hush is not only a really good movie but a great psychological thriller. As a home invasion plot it’s original, with great directing, great performances, tense atmosphere, and an interesting story give Hush 4 out of 5.