Hush (2016) Full Horror Movie
About the Movie:
Hush is a 2016 American horror thriller film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan, starring Kate Siegel, and written by both.
The film co-stars John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, and Emilia “Emma” Graves. The film was produced by Trevor Macy, through Intrepid Pictures, and Jason Blum through his Blumhouse Productions banner.
IMDb Review: 6.6/10
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Now on the surface, the story sounds pretty standard and even kind of bland, since home invasion stories are anything but new, but it’s executed fairly solidly. The main character is very easy to root for. She’s not the stereotypical dumb female that we see in a lot of crappy horror films, but she’s also not an axe wielding overpowered bad ass that is suddenly invincible and unstoppable.
She’s just a person trying to find her way out of a bad situation by any means she can. She’s not stupid. She’s actually really smart. In fact, there’s a pretty clever scene at one point during the film, where she’s imagining a bunch of different scenarios to escape from the cottage and what the final outcome will be, which is actually based off a technique she uses to find a preferable ending to her novels. Most horror movies give a character a backstory and not have it tie into anything, but this flick cleverly ties it in and it works very well. So yeah, I like the main character.
The killer, I assure you, you will despise. And I mean that in a good way. This guy is creepy, mysterious, vulgar, sadistic, and just a straight-up douche. You’re just waiting for him to drop dead at any minute. But at the same time, he’s smart as well. So him and the main character are evenly matched making it harder to predict what the outcome of each scene will be. It’s true, we don’t know much about his past or his motive behind why he’s even trying to kill this girl to begin with, but in this case, I think it’s just the mysteriousness behind his character that makes him all the more intimidating and unpredictable. You just never know what this guy is going to do next.
The film is also not nearly as violent as you’d expect. Sure there’s blood and stabbing and some of the basic crap you’d expect from a movie about a killer, but it mostly relies on its atmosphere and suspense to move the story forward. It doesn’t feel like it needs to pander to the lowest common denominator just for the hell of it. It just wants to tell its story the way it intends and feels that it doesn’t need excessive gore. The film doesn’t have as much dialogue as you’d expect either. Yeah, there’s actually huge portions of this film with little to no dialogue. But it’s still just as suspenseful, I might even argue more suspenseful, than the scenes with dialogue. It relies on its atmosphere and its intimidating antagonist in order to build tension. So the film does show an understanding of how to build suspense.
I would recommend checking out this film(Hush). It’s an entertaining suspenseful thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and might even leave you a bit disturbed. Check it out on Netflix. It’s definitely worth the watch.
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