You know when you pass by one of those random horror/thriller movies on Netflix and sort of think nothing of it? I mean, how often are they really that good? Well sometimes there’s a gem that slides past that typical lackluster scare and truly brings a new terror to your tv.
Take for example Hush.
Hush places you into a horror film unlike any other. Sure it’s slightly typical – stalker outside the house. However, the difference here is that protagonist in this film is mute. Imagine being alone, unable to hear your attacker, unable to voice for help.
Writer Maddie lives in a small house in a wooded area with only a close married couple living nearby. She is deaf and communicates with her sister over FaceTime in ASL. When a masked man notices that his next victim can’t hear him, he decides to play with her. But it seems he may underestimate just how tough she is.
The most terrifying aspect of this film is not only that she can’t hear him, but she can’t tell how loud she is either. She must use caution and any tools she can find in order to help her escape. You’ll find yourself covering your mouth and being as quiet as possible as Maddie does her best to do the same. When a film does such a great job of putting the audience in that same mode as the character, then you know it’s something special.
It’s not often you find a truly unique story with such a unique character, and one that represents the Deaf community. This movie definitely provides you with enough suspense, scare, and terror to fully deserve it’s current 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Do yourself a favor and watch this film!