Horror movies you won’t want to watch alone: 5. Hush
Maddie is a writer living in the woods with her cat. She is deaf and can’t speak following an illness as a teenager. And while her life has seemingly worked for years, she ends up being targeted by a masked killer after he realizes that she is deaf and alone.
After killing one of Maddie’s friends, he turns his sights on her, including sending her pictures of herself, so that she knows she is being stalked. He also cuts the phone line to her home and makes it impossible for her to contact help.
As the night progresses, Maddie has to outwit the man determined to kill her, who goes so far as to show her his face in an effort to taunt her. And Maddie’s friend isn’t the only victim of this madman, but thanks to the person who is basically a sacrifice, Maddie has a chance to fight back.
It is a battle of wills for survival.
Hush is a horror movie meets thriller, done right. It is silence and gore, it is the psychological aspect of being alone and unable to hear what is coming, and it is so well done, but also terrifying. What really adds to this movie in terms of fear factor is the fact that it leaves you realizing just how much we rely on our senses and how alone one can be in the middle of the woods.
This was storytelling done right. And it makes perfect sense when you realize that it was directed by Mike Flanagan, the same man who helped bring the Netflix Haunting series to life.