Hush: A Twist on a Classic Tale

2016 Hush Movie Poster (Source: IMDb.com)

Hush’s premise sounds like a classic story we have all grown fond of. A girl seeks solitude, alone, in the woods, to find herself-and inspiration. While the girl is alone, an intruder stalks and preys on the girl, creating a living nightmare.

The masked-intruder, simply credited as “The Man” in the film credits to further spook the movie’s audience.  (Source: IMDb.com)

Now, don’t let Hush’s premise fool you. This movie has a twist that separates it from the rest. The main character, Maddie (played by Kate Siegel) is deaf, and a mysterious masked-stalker is introduced early in the film. His  demeanor, and lack of explanation for this character, makes the masked-intruder a crucial part of this film’s scare factor. We follow Maddie through her courageous efforts to escape the unidentified masked-intruder. Maddie comes up with creative ways to draw the attention of her one neighbor, and methods to track the killer’s whereabouts. Without her hearing, Maddie must rely on her other senses to get through this living hell.

Maddie comes face-to-face with the masked-man. (Source: imbd.com)

This movie’s unique twist delivers great thrills. With the identity of the killer never revealed, and Maddie’s brilliance to overcome her obstacles,this movie is definitely one of Netflix’s hidden horror gems that will stand the test of time.

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