Hush is a 2016 horror–thriller film directed by mike flanagan. The film follows Maddie, a deaf and mute writer who lives alone in the woods. One night, a masked killer appears at her doorstep and begins to terrorize her. Maddie must use her wits and resourcefulness to survive the night and outsmart her attacker.
Hush is a tense and thrilling horror film that effectively utilizes its unique premise to create a terrifying and suspenseful experience. The film's use of sound, or lack thereof, is particularly impressive, with the lack of dialogue and the heightened focus on ambient noise creating a sense of unease and vulnerability.
The performances in the film are also exceptional, with kate siegel delivering a standout performance as Maddie. Her portrayal of a deaf character is both authentic and nuanced, adding depth and complexity to the character.
The film's direction by mike flanagan is also worth noting, with his mastery of suspense and tension elevating the film to new heights. The use of point-of-view shots and clever camera angles adds to the film's intensity, making it a must-watch for horror fans.
Hush was not nominated for any major awards, but it was well-received by critics and audiences alike for its tense and innovative approach to the horror genre.
Popularity and Success:
Hush was a critical and commercial success upon its release, garnering praise for its direction, performances, and suspenseful storytelling. The film currently holds a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has gained a strong following among horror fans.
The film's popularity has also led to it being released on various streaming platforms, further cementing its status as a modern horror classic. It remains a must-watch for fans of the genre and a testament to the creative possibilities of horror filmmaking.
|Directed by||mike flanagan|
|Produced by||Trevor Macy Jason Blum|
|Written by||mike flanagan kate siegel|
|Starring||john gallagher jr. Michael Trucco kate siegel|
|Music by||The Newton Brothers|
|Edited by||mike flanagan|
|Blumhouse Productions Intrepid Pictures|
|Release date||March 12, 2016 (SXSW) April 8, 2016 (United States)|
|Running time||81 minutes|
|Language||English American Sign Language|