First off, I wanted to see this since I saw this beautiful poster. I went into this blind after a final push of someone recommending this to me. I love psychological mind fuck films, but add in character analysis and you got me.
This review might be slightly spoiler in the sense that I talk lightly about things you will know 20 minutes into the film, so there is your warning if you'd like to go in totally blind.
Hush starts out as your typical home invasion film with a slight change in the lead being both deaf and mute. Conveniently, she lives in the middle of nowhere in the woods where, in typical writer fashion, she is struggling on her next novel's ending. The main actress is easy to root for once her survival instincts kick in. The killer arrives with no backstory or apparent reason to do what he is doing and takes out a few people…
I've seen this film about four times, and according to most people, that's 3 1/2 times too many.
I know why I really enjoy this film and why most others don't as well. The premise is original and the characters were great. Though Shiloh is not the best actor, Noah stole the show and plays an engaging anti-villan.
I assume most of the audience can't get past that these guys are using a dangerous, insane naked chick for sex. BUT if you can stomach that, the way they display carnal urges is interesting, in my opinion.
A nice, new rape-revenge movie of the new age.