An interesting home-invasion thriller with a mute and deaf woman trying to defend herself from a psychopath who is invading her home. This movie isn't a typical horror movie it's more a good thriller, which is very well acted and includes some good twists. It has great pacing, thrilling surprises and high tension, which makes this movie very enjoyable. We suggest: Watch it in the dark, it will creep you out and makes you want to scream at your tv!
Synopsis - SPOILER ALERT
When she was 13-years old, Maddie Young (Kate Siegel) temporarily lost her hearing and speech skills because of meningitis. During an operation, she becomes permanently deaf because of malpractice. For now, she lives alone in a house in the woods and works as a writer. Her friend Sarah (Samantha Sloyan) comes to visit her to talk about the book she recently read, which was written by Maddie. On the same night, Sarah gets attacked by a masked man (John Gallagher Jr.), who stabbed her with a knife. She tries to alert Maddie and knocks desperately on her door but Maddie does not notice this. Sarah dies and the masked man now attacks Maddie. The killer takes off his mask and the cat and mouse game begins.
The director of Hush (2016) movie is Mike Flanagan, who also worked on Doctor Sleep, Before I Wake and many more good movies. The two writers of Hush are Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel, who also played the main character Maddie in the movie. This movie won 2 awards and was nominated a total of 7 times. It won the iHorror Award in the category Best Direct Release Horror and the Rondo Statuette for Best Independent Film. Moreover, it was nominated for the BloodGuts UK Horror Award for Best Actress and Best Screenplay, the Chainsaw Award for Best Limited Release Film and Best Actress, and so on.
• Did you know that this movie was shot in only 18 days?
• Hush contains only 15 minutes of dialogue because the main character Maddie who is played by Kate Siegel is mute and deaf.
• Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel are a married couple and created the story of Hush during a dinner date in 2014. Both even role-played each scene to have a better vision of how the characters would act in case of danger.
• Both directors worked previously together on Occulus (2013).
• The director of The Exorcist from 1973 is such a big fan of this movie so that he encouraged people to watch it.
• Moreover, Mike Flanagan released Before I Wake and Ouija: Origin of Evil in the same year as Hush.
• Hush had a budget of $1 million and grossed around $13 million worldwide.
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