Have you ever just stumbled upon a small little film and think, hell where did that come from? Well, this time round it is Hush.
Hush is a new Thriller/Horror that tells the story of young Author Maddie Young, who lives a life of utter isolation after losing her hearing as a teenager. Living in seclusion and existing in a completely silent world, one night, the fragile world is shattered when the masked face of a psychotic killer appears in her window. Without another living soul for miles, and with no way to call for help, it appears that Maddie is at the killer’s mercy.
‘Silence can be killer.’
Hush is an incredibly tense psychological thriller from the brains behind another great Oculus. Depicting the utter torment one must go through in complete silence – we are thrown straight into another world of fear and terror.
What works so well here is the absolute originality of the premise. We may have seen the killer in the house-esque outing before but here, we have a very strong female character played by Kate Seigel who also had a hand in the writing process.
Although our character may be engulfed in the world of silence, Maddie is an extremely smart and strong willed character who showed that she would do any and all to survive the night.
This character is smart, she uses her wit and sense to the best of her ability which will yourself NOT shouting at the screen! She knows when to run, when to hide and when to fight .
I was truly rooting for her to overcome this traumatic situation from the beginning to the end!
Our infamous masked killer is played by the very new John Gallagher, Jr. who I last saw in last months also tremendous 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Gallagher, Jr. brings a gritty and raw performance as our unnamed murderous villain who will stop at nothing to toy with our leading lady.
Gallagher, Jr. was (personally) criminally underrated in 10 Cloverfield Lane but here I feel he will be recognized and I really hope I get to see him in more because he very much is a very diverse actor with great talent.
Hush is an incredible smart little film with characters that you will root for and actually be intrigued to watch among more of the very violent scenes throughout. There are scenes that really took my breath away and the cat and mouse game was a very harrowing watch!
With a mix of the dredd of You’re Next and the horror of The Purge: Anarchy, Hush is one of the more out of nowhere stands to be thus far of 2016 and one to definitely check out over on Netflixs.
For me it’s 4/5 – till next time nerd out!