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Hush (2016)

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A deaf and mute 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 and mute 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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Hush See more »

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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Kate Siegel and Mike Flanagan previously worked together on Oculus (2013). See more »

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When Maddie takes shelter in her bedroom, she closes the door and pushes a dresser in front of the door with great difficulty. After the killer uses Sarah's hand to bang on the window and Maddie backs out of the room, she pushes the dresser out of the way with one hand and little trouble. See more »

Quotes

Man: I can come in anytime I want. And I can get you, anytime I want. But I'm not going to. Not until it's time. When you wish you're dead... that's when I'll come inside.
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Hush is a perfect home invasion thriller after a long time with an engaging screenplay,lot of nail biting moments.
17 February 2017 | by shobanchittuproluSee all my reviews

Hush (2016): Home Invasion thrillers (sometimes termed as horror too) can impress only if they are nail bitingly perfect.But now-a-days home invasion thrillers are nothing but dull rehash of the same stories.Hush is not exemption from that too because Hush has the same plot like other home invasion films but 2 major things gabbed the interest of mine. 1)Here the lead role is deaf 2)Directed by Mike Flanagan,the one who brought Oculus which is one my favorite horror film.So how is Hush?

Plot: Maddie (Kate Siegel) is a deaf author, living in a remote house in the woods, settling in for the evening. She's trying to finish her latest novel while avoiding distractions, such as calls from her ex-boyfriend. But there's someone outside: a masked intruder (John Gallagher Jr.)with an arsenal of weapons, and Maddie has to figure out how to keep him out and then how to escape.

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1)Screenplay and Direction: Character development is the major pro in this film.We instantly get connected to Madidie's character and her deafness.Mike Flanagan used this point and crafted a brilliant nail biting thriller without any dull moments.He's a rare modern horror director who still prioritizes suspense, and he frames the tense altercations between the pair to maximum effect.All the trials made by Maddie created a tension in audience and whenever the psycho finds out about it,we feel more tense than Maddie.

2)Performances: Kate Siegel is brilliant in the role of Maddie.Be it her expressions with sign language with her friend or her first confrontation with psycho clearly shows us that she has a bright future ahead.John Gallenger looked more terrifying especially in mask.

3)Duration: A duration of just 1hr 21 min is a perfect duration for this home invasion thriller.Flanagan perfectly edited this movie without any drag.

So,Hush is a perfect home invasion thriller after a long time with an engaging screenplay,lot of nail biting moments.

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