6.6/10
103,482
454 user 184 critic

Hush (2016)

Trailer
1:59 | Trailer
A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

Director:

Mike Flanagan
Reviews
Popularity
1,648 ( 55)
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Gallagher Jr. ... The Man
Kate Siegel ... Maddie
Michael Trucco ... John
Samantha Sloyan ... Sarah
Emma Graves ... Max
Edit

Storyline

A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Silence can be killer.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/terror and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Mike Flanagan and co-writer/star Kate Siegel are a married couple, and conceived the storyline for Hush (2016) while on a dinner date in 2014. They wed in February, 2016. See more »

Goofs

15:03: Maddie writes a joke ending to her book. 18:47: Ending shows on screen again, this time with an extra blank line between "THE END" and "money now please." See more »

Quotes

Man: You fucking cunt.
See more »

User Reviews

 
Just shows, you don't need a lot of screaming to make a slasher movie tense
17 December 2016 | by markgormanSee all my reviews

A chess game of suspense involving a deaf girl and a serial killer locked outside her home in the woods.

It sounds like a cliché with a twist, and it is, but it's a really good cliché with a twist.

For a start the premise that the lead character Maddie, the deaf writer, who is home alone after a relationship break up, opens up a box of plot twists and devices that are unfamiliar in their familiarity.

Second, Maddie, (Kate Siegel) dominates the movie, even though it's essentially a double hander, with a superbly sympathetic performance that never gets you shouting "don't do that", as is common in this genre.

The tension does not let up from start to finish (and it's only 82 minutes so doesn't outstay its welcome) as the masked invader tries to outwit Maddie and vice versa.

The temptation might have been to take Maddie's disability and, like with Audrey Hepburn's blindness in Wait Until Dark, use it to her advantage somehow; but that does not transpire. It's actually her skills as a writer (she is completing her latest crime novel when the would be assassin strikes) that gives her some traction in what should be a one-sided battle.

This is an intelligent, well paced and well shot, low budget slasher movie, but on a higher plane.


82 of 98 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 454 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hush See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairhope, Alabama, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed