Maddie (Kate Seigel) is hoping the environment of her secluded home in the woods will help to alleviate the writer’s block she has been suffering. But, as she goes along about her daily life she doesn’t realize she is the next victim in a sadistic killer’s game and her fight for survival will rival any book.
This was recently added to Netflix’s horror collection and being someone that feels they have already watched all the decent horror flicks on the subscription services I figured I would give it a watch. I had heard good things about this film and I went into it with high hopes and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Blumhouse is really becoming one of the go to studios for well-crafted horror and Hush is another fine example. Even with the concept of a young woman being terrorized in the woods by a masked killer is not a new one, Hush does it with more creativity and intelligence than previous fare. Maddie, who is deaf due to a childhood illness, is a strong and powerful female character that even with limited resources for her survival, she uses what she has to her advantage including being deaf. The suspense builds into a Hitchcock style level, with action palpable throughout. The cat and mouse game that unfolds is smart, creative and effective. One great element is that as a reviewer you get to experience what Maddie experiences in her fight for survival and for those that are wondering, yes there are some nice bloody moments. This is a solid entry into Netflix’s horror lineup and should be in placed in your queue immediately!
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Director: Mike Flanagan
Plot: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Gore: 3.0 out of 5 skulls
Zombie Mayhem: 0 out of 5 brains
Reviewed by EvilQueenB