Add your rating See all 1 parent review. Add your rating See all 22 kid reviews. In HUSH, Maddie Young Kate Siegel is a deaf novelist who lives alone in the middle of the woods so she can work on her next book and get some perspective after breaking up with her boyfriend.
But her tranquility is shattered when a masked killer John Gallagher Jr. The masked killer realizes that Maddie is deaf, and decides to stalk her by stealing her phone and sending her pictures and texts while inside the house. The killer then cuts off the power to the house, slashes her car tires, and proceeds to play a cat-and-mouse game with Maddie, taunting and tormenting her, even as she fights back and stabs him in the arm with a hammer and tries to trick him by setting off the car alarm and by throwing a flashlight deep into the woods.dykajaqice.tk/map3.php
But as all attempts to escape the killer fail, and Sarah's boyfriend is unable to stop the killer, Maddie realizes that the only way she will survive is by finding a way to outsmart the killer and stop him before she's the next victim. This movie attempts to put a new spin on the familiar "trapped alone and isolated with a monster" horror movie, but any possibilities for true originality are restrained by the formulaic storyline. The lead character, Maddie, a strong and independent deaf female novelist living alone in the woods, could have been a truly memorable character with a director like Hitchcock or DePalma , but here her character and the premise itself feel unfulfilled.
While there's certainly blood and gore and death, even these moments feel like they could have been heightened so much more. There's depth, backstory, and, unlike so many other horror movies, much more to Maddie than a screaming and traumatized woman trying not to die in a gory manner, but all that effort to create a three-dimensional character reduced to primal violence feels unsatisfying within the limitations of the "monster in the house" story formula. Ultimately, the shortcomings of Hush are attributable to the unnamed psychopathic crossbow-wielding killer.
Yes, he gruesomely murders innocent victims, but he could have been so much worse and so much more memorable in the pantheon of horror movie murderers. The dynamic between the killer and Maddie could have been so much more than what it is, since the filmmakers are clearly trying to make something more than a gratuitously violent one-dimensional slasher film. And like the overall story itself, the audience is left with the feeling that this was a lost opportunity.
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What do you think is the appeal of movies like these? Other than Hush , what are some other examples of these types of movies? How does this movie address the issue of the lead character being deaf? How is this used to heighten the suspense of the movie? Why do you think some people like movies in which characters are injured, tortured, and killed in a variety of gruesome manners?
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It's a sharp, finely tuned thriller that goes down familiar paths but with flair and skill. Flanagan doesn't hold back on the gore, but he doesn't rely on it. Mike Flanagan has a knack for making the most out of smaller-scale stories, and Hush is no different. Absolutely terrifying, Hush is an intense and frightening indie horror thriller. The story follows a deaf woman who lives in a secluded house in the woods, and is preyed upon by a psychopathic killer.
The script is especially well-written, doing an impressive job at having the character work her way through the problems that she faces. And, making the character deaf gives a fresh new angle to the classic cabin in the woods scenario; heightening the tension and suspense. Lead actress Kate Siegel gives an incredibly visceral performance that captures the raw terror and desperation of the character, and director Mike Flanagan does a good job at showing how trapped and isolated she is.
Additionally, the violence is remarkably gritty without being gratuitous. A well-crafted horror film, Hush taps into our primal fears.
It's what it says on the tin. A standard stalk prey kinda scenario. I cannot see what the fuss about this is. Utterly conventional home invasion thriller, plodding predictably towards the inevitable ending helpful corkscrew at fingertips as final strangulation begins. A dull, mostly incompetent antagonist running in circles around a house apparently fully glazed with safety glass and with no particular geography.
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And unlike the recent, excellent 'Don;t Breathe' the heroin's deaf-muteness does abolutely nothing to advance the plot of complicate the circumstance beyond making her slightly more vulnerable than she would be, completely alone in an isolated location with a murderer. Plus a ludicrous 'inner voice' sequence that does nothing but add pointless exposition to an already obvious situation.
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Unlike other movies from this genre, it did not appear anything extra anywhere at all and felt more real. The serial killer as well was amazing played by the actor! I held on to my breath till the credits started rolling and I am still in that mood of the film created by it.
The lighting, the cinematography, the acting, direction is just so right up to the mark! These kinda gems come only once in a while! I hope the team is reading this review someday: The kinda film that will always be remembered once you watch it. Visit Prime Video to explore more titles. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! How '' Changed Michael Mando's Life. Share this Rating Title: Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.
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