The movie you didn’t know you wanted to see
October 7, 2016
October is wonderful month for Netflix fans, as the content-streaming company floods their library with endless amounts of scary movies. Most of the horror and suspense titles that are available on Netflix are often poorly rated indie scary movies, but eventually you’ll come across a gem. This gem is called “Hush”.
At face value, the plot of Hush seems like a cookie-cutter rehash of a home invasion horror film, but it much more than that. The protagonist is Maddie Young, played by Kate Siegel, who is a critically acclaimed author living on her own in the woods working on her next novel. But here’s where things get interesting: she’s deaf. Throughout the movie Maddie is terrorized by an unknown man in a mask with a hunting bow.
The movie uses ambient sound and sound effects to build suspense, and boy does it work. Much of the movie is without dialog, and the movie relies on sound effects and silence to build tension. This concept brings originality and is a breath of fresh air into a dying genre.
The film is part of a special group of movies that have a 100% approval rating on the film review website “Rotten Tomatoes,” and they’re not wrong. Hush left me on edge and I was stressed out watching it the entire time. If you’re looking for a true “Netflix and chill” movie, here it is.
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