Here’s yet another great movie to be found on Netflix… the fairly recent movie entitled Hush. (Two very important disclaimers: spoilers ahead, and also for those of you who do not particularly enjoy horror and/or slasher movies, I should warn you that this may not be the right movie choice for you, although I still highly recommend reading this post of course hehe).
Now, to be completely honest, I am usually not one to be a huge fan of slasher movies. Horror movies and psychological thrillers are only a recent interest of mine, and I guess slashers have not yet joined the list. However, I must say that the storyline of this particular slasher movie caught my attention; Hush the 2016 movie (not to be confused with the 1998 movie with that same title featuring Gwyneth Paltrow). Starring Kate Siegel as the leading lady, this movie is so much more than a run of the mill slasher. Siegel does a superb job at portraying an incredibly strong and determined heroine who does not let herself become victim to a home invasion. With her unwavering persistence, she survives the horrible experience despite all that was working against her.
When Siegel is home alone one evening, her home is invaded by a murderer, played by John Gallagher Jr.; another successful acting job. After having killed her next door neighbor, he makes his way over to her doorstep. As he realizes this next victim is deaf, he immediately is excited by the new challenge. Little does this criminal know, Siegel is determined to overthrow her unwanted visitor. Using her great talents as a writer, she considers several different ways in which she could succeed. After a long game of cat and mouse, she invites the intruder in to end the battle once and for all.
With this movie, the very talented director Mike Flannigan, did a great job showing how strength and perseverance can save your life against all odds (in this case, her being deaf and mute, as well as living alone in a very secluded area). Let me tell you, I am pretty sure that after this whole fiasco, Siegel’s character probably decided that the country is not for her anymore 🙂
Why did I like this movie so much? What can I say, I’m a sucker for any movie where the “good guy wins”, as they say. Whenever that bad guy winds up gone as they deserved all along, I can’t help but feel all tingly and warm inside. Then, when you add these special circumstances, there’s no turning me away. Then with the extra bonus of a strong moral to the story, I’m hooked.