Silence can be a killer! This new Thriller/Horror film snuck out recently to Netflix only. It came highly recommended to me by a fellow movie reviewer and thought: I need to check this out for myself.
The plot is simple but very clever. We have our main female character Maddie, (Katie Siegel) who currently lives all alone in the woods writing her latest novel and getting over an ex-boyfriend (sure it sounds like something we’ve heard before ), however, the catch in the plot here is the fact our main character, Maddie, is also Deaf.
Maddie while working from home one night is approached by a masked psychotic crazy man and her crazy long night begins.
What I really enjoy about this film is with a lead actor not being able to speak, the film really needed to rely on great acting and visual sounds effects, with which, to the film’s credit, they have achieved amazing results.
To give you thriller movie buffs a new appreciation for this film, according to IMDB this film “HUSH” Contains less than 15 minutes of dialogue… meaning that more than 70 minutes occur without a single spoken word… Respect!
And I was amazed. Even with the lack of dialogue I still found myself entertained, tense and so curious to see the film to the end. While some things you might be able to pick what happens next, the film’s still has a few surprises that I just didn’t see coming, making the film a fun thrill ride.
My only annoyance with Hush is as the audience there are scenes that we get to watch only discover to after what we saw didn’t actually occur. It may be minor, but when a film tries to play with you I can’t help but feel my time was wasted and struggling to trust the next scene. Please also be warned also for those who do not like harsh swearing you will be treated with foul language, which I felt was a little out of place.
I respect the different direction and the risks this film takes & for those who love creepy thrillers this one for you.
Most of this film is set at night so I also suggest you turn the lights off and turn the volume … up umhahah !
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Review Written by Peter Walkden