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Hush (2016)

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A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

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Mike Flanagan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Gallagher Jr. ... The Man
Kate Siegel ... Maddie
Michael Trucco ... John
Samantha Sloyan ... Sarah
Emma Graves ... Max
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A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

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Silence can be killer.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence/terror and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Fairhope, Alabama, USA See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Director Mike Flanagan didn't want the film to be pure silence, so he added various ambient sounds such as an ultrasound machine. See more »

Goofs

When Maddie is typing on her Macbook she is using Messages to speak with her neighbour. When the power runs out and she switches to her phone she continues the chat in progress however her iMessage function is not turned on. None of the previous messages from her Mac should have been shown. See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Blair Witch and Don't Breathe (2016) See more »

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Review – Hush (2016)
5 June 2017 | by arungeorge13See all my reviews

'Hush' is a fast-paced modern slasher flick with a twisted take on the genre. Well, the twist here is that the lead protagonist is deaf and mute from her teens and the director-writer combo of Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel (who also happen to be husband-wife in real life), places this character in a stuck-up situation where a killer is on the prowl and all odds are stacked against her. Questions start piling up but a good thirty minutes into the film, the viewer is given enough leads to estimate where the film is headed.

A film such as this, where the entire scenario revolves around a minimalist location, one feels inclined to applaud director Flanagan's knack for not making the film look like yet another typical home-invasion flick. The protagonist Maddie's inability to speak or hear is put to good effect in the screenplay. I won't spoil those brilliantly written and choreographed scenes in this review, because that is exactly what puts this flick a few notches above the rest in the genre. Equally inventive and enthralling are those scenes where Maddie's imaginative capability is put to test.

The cast (that comprises of just four characters, out of which the film revolves majorly around two!) is adequate as well, and lends ample support to the overall mainstay of the flick. Flanagan's directorial skills, which looked rather unimpressive in Absentia (2011), after which he made a notable Oculus (2013), has considerably improved over the years, all the while sticking to modest production expenditure. Aided in writing by his wife Kate Siegel, the couple seem poised to astonish us yet again this year in the sequel to the strictly sub- par Ouija (2014).

Hush is a pleasant surprise amongst the shitload of low-budget slasher garbage that is handed out to us every now and then. It is by all means worth a watch for thriller buffs.


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