Mike Flanagan’s Disciplined Style Makes the Seemingly Simple “Hush” an Outstanding Slasher

Slasher flicks structured around a home invasion are nothing new, but in Hush, Mike Flanagan has managed to craft something quite original through a collection of limitations on the characters and story.  By maneuvering around these limitations and using them to his advantage, Flanagan imbues novelty into this oft-tired subgenre and keeps our attention frozen on the screen as a horrible scenario unfolds:  a psychopathic killer with no need for ulterior motivations discovers that his next quarry is deaf.

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