While a lot of the focus is on Oculus director Mike Flanagan’s upcoming supernatural haunter Before I Wake, he quietly shot a micro budget thriller by the name of Hush, which will see its premiere at SXSW this weekend. The film was recently snatched up by Netflix and it looks absolutely chilling, focusing on a deaf girl being stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home. It’s amazing how a simple concept like that can twist the played out home invasion set-up into something entirely unique and exciting, which is exactly what Hush is doing.
It certainly adds a horrifying layer to the film, I just hope that Flanagan uses it as an opportunity to really expose the terror surrounding a deaf character—imagine if some scenes are shot in complete silence from her perspective; it could be absolutely terrifying. Look for Hush exclusively on Netflix this April 8th!
Author Maddie Young lives a life of utter isolation after losing her hearing as a teenager. She’s retreated form society, living in seclusion and existing in a completely silent world. But one night, the fragile world is shattered when the masked face of a psychotic killer appears in her window. Without another living soul for miles, and with no way to call for help, it appears that Maddie is at the killer’s mercy… but he may have underestimated his prey. As this horrifying game of cat and mouse escalates to a breathless fever-pitch, Maddie must push herself beyond her mental and physical limits in order to survive the night.
The film stars Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr, Michael Trucco, and Samantha Sloyan.