LTTP: Hush, a 2016 slasher film about a deaf heroine

Naijaboy

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Mar 13, 2018
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In terms of thrillers, I watched Don't Breathe, a film about robbers escaping a house from a messed up blind man. A couple years later, I ended up watching Wait Until Dark, a premise with the blind person as the protagonist.

Looking for the deaf equivalent, I ended up stumbling upon Hush fitting that very premise and ended up enjoying it greatly.

It's pretty simple and follows a similar premise to the second film, but it did a great job with the tension throughout the film. I think if the film got released in theaters, more people would have known about it.
 

canonj

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Oct 27, 2017
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I watched it a couple years ago and enjoyed it. It's by the creator of The Haunting of Hill House Netflix series.
 

Thekillerichi

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Nov 26, 2017
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Mike Flanagan, is one of my favorite new horror directors. Check his other stuff too
And I love hush, it reminds of the original Halloween.
 

Sheepinator

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Jul 25, 2018
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Saw the recommendation in the topic title, no mention of where movie is, found it on Netflix, added.
 

grang

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Nov 13, 2017
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Absentia and Oculus are great movies too. And of course, as others have said, Hill House is excellent. I still haven't seen Gerald's Game or Doctor Sleep but have heard good things about them.
 

sn00zer

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Feb 28, 2018
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The killer taking off their mask and just being a guy was so brilliant. Make infinitely creepier as a result.
 

thecouncil

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Oct 29, 2017
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It felt like a pretty standard home invasion movie to me. Nothing I'd recommend to people. Flanagan didn't do much for me up until Hill House. That show is quite an achievement.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Dont Breathe was easily one of the most tense theater experiences I've had. Looooved that movie

Hush is great also though. I should rewatch both soon
 

Dalek

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Oct 25, 2017
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Absentia and Oculus are great movies too. And of course, as others have said, Hill House is excellent. I still haven't seen Gerald's Game or Doctor Sleep but have heard good things about them.
Gerald’s Game is a fantastic adaptation. Not for the faint of heart.
 

V23

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Oct 27, 2017
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The killer taking off their mask and just being a guy was so brilliant. Make infinitely creepier as a result.
I felt the complete opposite.

He takes off his mask way too early. The scenes with the mask are scary and unsettling and I was disappointed when he removed it. When he takes it off, the scariness and tension plummets.

Enjoyable movie overall and worth the watch.
 

Mariachi507

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Oct 26, 2017
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I feel it peaked early and that it was a missed opportunity to not make greater use of sound design to put us in the perspective of the protagonist.

It's aight though.
 

sn00zer

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Feb 28, 2018
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I felt the complete opposite.

He takes off his mask way too early. The scenes with the mask are scary and unsettling and I was disappointed when he removed it. When he takes it off, the scariness and tension plummets.

Enjoyable movie overall and worth the watch.
Weird.
I think masked slashers are kinda run of the mill and not that scary anymore. Once he takes off the mask it suddenly pulls the story way closer to reality. Jut a guy wanting to kill people is way scarier than masked "psycho"
 

Crossing Eden

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Oct 26, 2017
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I felt the complete opposite.

He takes off his mask way too early. The scenes with the mask are scary and unsettling and I was disappointed when he removed it. When he takes it off, the scariness and tension plummets.

Enjoyable movie overall and worth the watch.
There is way more plausibility in someone who isn't wearing a mask. Especially since it's in response to her saying that she didn't see his face and won't tell anyone.
 

V23

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Oct 27, 2017
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Weird.
I think masked slashers are kinda run of the mill and not that scary anymore. Once he takes off the mask it suddenly pulls the story way closer to reality. Jut a guy wanting to kill people is way scarier than masked "psycho"
I have barely seen many other masked slasher films, so maybe it's still new to me. Taking the mask off is fine, I just would have preferred it happen later in the film to retain more tension.