Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hush Review

Hush is a British horror film made in 2009 from director Mark Tonderai, and stars William Ash and Christine Bottomley. The movie follows a couple as they travel down a stretch of highway and eventually make a stop at a gas station where Zakes' (William Ash) girlfriend Beth (Christine Bottomley) gets kidnapped by a deranged truck driver. Zakes chases after her and is pulled into a game of cat and mouse as he tries to save her.

The film was very interesting and was a refreshing change from most horror/thrillers that are released today. The movie had both suspense and terror and did it in the simplest of ways. Hush showed that just storyline alone can make a movie good and this movies storyline was amazing. The twists and turns of the movie were very believable and were necessary to the overall story. From the opening scene to the climax of the film, Hush kept the suspense going and didn't let up. Even after the credits started rolling the movie still had something to offer.

This was a very smart horror movie, one that should be on any top 10 list of horror movies in the last couple of years. I don't know what it is about most foreign horror films but they have a unique sense of story telling and that's what  most American horror film over look when making movies. I highly recommend watching this movie as it left me with hope for what horror movies could be if they simply focus on crafting a good storyline and let the movie take off from there.

5 out of 5 stars

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