Hush (2016)

Rating: 7 of 10

movie poster Hush (2016)A tense, pulse-pounding game of cat-and-mouse in which there’s really no mouse.

Synopsis: “A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.” (source)

My thoughts: A home invasion is scary enough. A deaf woman living alone in the middle of nowhere — the fear factor skyrockets. Fan-freaking-tastic! And that’s coming from someone who thought for sure they were at their limit for home invasion slashers. Then comes along HUSH with its perfect setting of a house in the woods, strong yet vulnerable protagonist (who named her cat Bitch), and a masked maniac with no discernible motive.

I will say, for the record, I was disappointed when I learned that Kate Siegel, who plays Maddie, isn’t deaf. I feel like the filmmakers missed an opportunity by not casting an actor with a real hearing-impairment.

Highly recommended if you enjoyed films like THE STRANGERS or THE COLLECTOR.

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(Watched on Netflix 4/21/2016)

The Collector (2009) – Horror Movie Review

Photo The Collector Movie PosterThis one’s all horror, baby. It’s what I refer to as a home invasion slasher, complete with a masked madman who never says a word and whose history is never revealed. His motives should be obvious, though, just read the movie’s title. And if you can handle the gore and overlook a teensy bit of unrealistic plot then you will probably like The Collector (2009) as much as I did.

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4 stars out of 5

Remember when horror moviegoers used to pee their pants for movies with killers they didn’t know a thing about? Sometimes the killers wore masks and moviegoers never even saw the killers’ faces? And the mystery added to the film’s scariness and the villain’s badass factor.

Ah, the good old days.
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