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Hush (2016)

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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.


Mike Flanagan
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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





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


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.

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Silence can be killer.


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist (1973), was a big fan of the film and encouraged people to watch it. See more »


When the killer shows to Maddie (for the very first time) after sending the stalker pics from Sarah's phone IT HAS NO SENSE Maddie remembers her neighbor put it in the back pocket and tries to catch it through the window. No Killer would it return it right? BIG SCREENPLAY MISTAKE. See more »


Man: You know what, I think you're holding out on me. I bet if I hit the right spot... I can make you scream
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Blair Witch and Don't Breathe (2016) See more »

User Reviews

Silent chiller with great acting and an excellent premise.
14 April 2016 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

'Hush' is a lot like 'The Strangers', except instead of strangers plural it's only one man, and instead of a husband and wife being terrorized it's a deaf and mute recluse. It's very tense and cleverly written bar a few cliché tropes that come with this kind of movie. It also has a minimal synth score, something I notice more and more horror movies are utilizing - 'You're Next', 'It Follows' - to give it an '80s classic slasher atmosphere. It's hard to even call it horror though as it offers far more thrills than actual scares. I was thoroughly satisfied watching this movie. It's constantly engaging, and that has a lot to do with the terrific performances of both the man and Maggie, and there are a few scenes that are genuinely depraved and chilling. It doesn't break any new ground, but following 'The Babadook' and 'It Follows', 'Hush' continues to reinspire the subtle, quiet corner of the genre and bodes well for the future of psychological thrillers. Highly recommended.

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Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Fairhope, Alabama, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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