There are a few moments where you may wish they went for more during scenes but overall what was delivered came off well.
It succeeds on its own terms and doesn’t rely on terrible CGI for scares, nor does it hold back on the violence just to reach the under 12 demographic.
Based off the board game of the same, these play up somewhat well the supernatural aspect of horror.
This is a strange film at times cause it’s a borderline horror film, it’s more fantasy granted dark fantasy. Now usually I don’t care too much for backstory and let’s be honest a couple dealing with a loss of a kid has been over used and sadly it’s often used as a plot point in horror but here the scenes with Kate Bosworth at her support group are good and you get a feel for her character and I think that’s a huge point cause often they use a tragedy as a character trait it’s not, we learn about Bosworth’s character and also that her husband Thomas Jane has stopped going to the group even though Bosworth would like him to. They even say everyone deals with death differently. So as a director Flanagan does take the time o set up the characters.
Hush is a refreshingly different take on the home invasion horror sub-genre from Mike Flanagan. It’s not got the most complex storyline you’ll ever come across, but it’s an exhilarating, little psychological thriller of a film nonetheless that features a small, but brilliant cast.