Hush follows a young woman, who lives alone and is a deaf mute. She lost her hearing when she was very little and her voice went shortly after. So when a masked man comes across her house on a night of massacring and terrorizing the locals, he thinks that it’s going to be the easiest game ever. And really, I’m sure that it would have been – but then we wouldn’t have a movie would we? One of the first scenes in this movie is him standing behind her, her unaware because she can’t hear anything, while he decides if he wants to just kill her right then and there or if terrorizing the poor woman would be a better way to spend his time. Well, because this is a movie and the script needs to fill about an hour and a half, he goes with the terrorizing before killing type scenario.
Once she realizes that he is there, she is able to lock up the house to try to wait him out. There’s no way for her to call for help (well actually there is, but that would defeat the purpose of a movie), so she is on her own with what she has in her home. At first, I thought that this movie would be more like Don’t Breathe, in regards to a disabled person during a home invasion, but Maddy is not as strong of a character as the blind man (when I say this I mean physically strong - She does not know how to protect herself so well). Regardless, it was still a good movie. It was evident that she was able to use her other senses and knowledge to overcome the intruder in multiple parts of the movie and I
catch her if she tried to run for help. I just couldn’t see what her intentions were the few times she left the house. I also didn't really understand what the point was with her ex-boyfriend calling all the time. At first I thought maybe he would be the masked man, but that idea was quickly shot down. There were a couple instances that I thought were pretty clever on her front i.e. the car alarm. And I totally called the ending from the beginning of the movie, but nevertheless it was still a good one to watch. It kept me on the edge of my seat, rooting for Maddy to win and keeping you guessing as to if she would or not.
Overall, I’m giving this movie a “liked it,” and if you have Netflix I would recommend to watch it this Halloween season. It's not a very scary movie, but it's definitely a thrilling one.
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