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.
Sometimes the best horror movie concepts are the simplest ones, and Hush has already got my intrigued with its premise. What would a cat-and-mouse slasher movie be like if the heroine couldn’t hear? The potential to make the audience squirm and shout “look behind you” here is outstanding. I sincerely hope that the majority, if not all, of this movie is free of dialogue. Now that The Witch has gone from theatres, I’m glad to have a new 2016 horror movie to look forward to.
Hush comes out April 8, 2016.