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Horror Genre Fan's First Review
Okay, so first off, I'm not only surprised at all the positive feedback this movie has gotten (including from Stephen King), but I'm also being rather generous with my rating. This is mainly because the beginning of the killer's terrorizing had parts that were pretty scary. However, after that, it all goes downhill.
Personally, I am a fan of slasher movies. I think the concept of isolation and self-defense are interesting and entertaining, if not educational (lol). Having said this, I realize that there is a lot of work within this sub-genre that is also rather sub-par, but can still manage to entertain me personally. "Hush" doesn't even fall into that category for me. It did have potential based on the killer's initial behavior, but after that, it just turned into a combination of a movie that just kept dragging on, a Lifetime movie (trust me, I used to watch them a lot), and a movie where I no longer rooted for the protagonist because of her ability to repeatedly make very stupid decisions. At one point, the movie got so ridiculous (and predictable) that I was actually embarrassed that I picked this movie to watch with my boyfriend who is less of a fan of horror and who I thought might enjoy the movie.
As users have said, there are better home invasion movies out there. I have yet to check a lot of them out, but this movie is hardly comparable to "The Strangers" or "Don't Breathe" (which is actually about a blind man whose home is invaded). I recommend those movies or a further exploration into the genre instead of this Lifetime-esque, overly drawn out and predictable movie.