No, this is not a remake of 1998 Hush with everybody's beloved psycho grandma Jessica Lange and everybody’s most hated vegan Gwyneth Paltrow, this Hush is an *gasps* original script!
I watched this movie because of the hype that surrounded it on social media, and my virtual friends once again didn’t disappoint me. Judging by how freaking good it was, I was not surprised to find out its coming from Mike Flanagan’s beautiful mind, since he is the same director that brought us one of my personal 2013 favourites: Oculus. Hush was written by good ol’ Mikey himself and his wife, Kate Siegel, who has a small part in Oculus (I admit I have to search for that because I couldn’t remember who she was in it) and is also the main character in Hush.
This is a home invasion kind of horror about a deaf-mute girl, Maddie (played by Kate Siegel) , that after a break up decides to move on her own in a house in the middle of nowhere to go write her second book. And this is as much as I can tell you about the flick as shit hits the fan basically from the start, and this is another reason why I really enjoyed this. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against a slow burner but I love even more movies where you don’t have any time to get bored or even considering checking your phone.
The things I enjoyed more about Hush are:
- I learned a bit of sign language: most important how to say ‘bitch’ – I'm sure it will come handy somewhere in the future;
- It’s unpredictable: I really couldn’t guess what was coming next, not too brag but *Spoiler* I called Denise getting killed (I was thinking a gunshot instead of an arrow) on The Walking Dead;
- Well tailored characters that actually make you care for them and you don’t want to see slaughtered and very good delivery from all especially from the main lady who *Spoiler* is not deaf-mute in real life.
Written by Magali Fazio
Also our friends at Mild Fuzz did a review on Hush - check out if they loved it as much as me: HERE!