Here’s another old post from the Mike Flanagan team in my effort to write about his newest movie – Hush. Apparently this was a divisive movie that I really liked but others thought was not so good. I thought it was really put together well and I loved the use of light and dark. What can I say? I liked it a lot.
I don’t get out to the movie theaters that often, mainly because there’s not much that I want to see that costs me thirty bucks with tickets and food. But I’ve been looking forward to this for quite a bit as I follow the director on Twitter AND I love his last movie: ABSENTIA. I don’t think anyone’s ever read that post, if you want to be the first 🙂 Anyway, so I got to work one Friday and started reading the newspaper like the old man that I am and I got to the entertainment section and was all “OH FUCK!! OCULUS IS OUT!!” so I took the afternoon off and went and shelled out thirty units of my currency for a ticket, a hot dog, some poopcorn and a drink and I went and sat up at the top all by self and SURE FUCKING ENOUGH, someone came in and sat right in front of me even though there were 199 other open fucking seats!!!
To make my experience worse, after the trailers, during the “turn off your phone things”, I went and put some more butter on my poopcorn and when I got back to my seat there some old fuckers sitting about five chairs over from me and I got so nerved out that I spilled my freshly buttered poopcorn in the seat next to me so all of that was work wasted. But the movie started and I liked it from the get-go and, even though I could audibly hear those two fuckers eating their hard candies from 1948, I REALLY liked the movie – a LOT! And I totally, totally, TOTALLY loved the actress who played young Kaylie (Annalise Basso)!! What a STUD little actress.
Since I’m so slow at writing, I’m getting to this late and a bunch of my other friends have already posted about this. Some of them have called it “too slow” and “not scary” and called me a “stupid fucker” and even “douchey mcstinkbag” but here I am and here we go. Like I said, I totally loved the young Kaylie and I LOVED how they intertwined the two timelines because i like smart and clever shit like that and I liked the steady, pulsing background music and that part where someone bites into a light bulb really had the sphincter clinching and I even liked the end. The only thing I didn’t really love…. Amy Pond’s bangs…. or “lifts” or “fringes” or whatever those English girls were yelling at me on my small post about this.
And… since a lot of other people have already written much better pieces about this, whether they liked it or not, I don’t think I need to get into much about it. An old mirror is cursed and it basically distorts reality until you kill yourself or kill others. That’s putting it pretty simply but I just loved the way they told this story. Get some flashback action, real time, flashback, real time then they start mixing the timelines together and it really worked for me. My favorite part was when young Kaylie jumps out of a second story window to escape her deranged, plate eating mom. It’s dark outside and she gets up and looks hopelessly at the house looming in front of her and realizes she has to go back. The white light of her skin and her red hair up against that darkness was kind of beautiful. Congrats Flanagan and folks!
Another thing people have griped about was the – I don’t know – ghosts? They didn’t bother me at all. At least they used real people and not CGI horseshit like they did in MAMA.
Oh well – I totally loved it and can’t wait to see it again. SMOOCHES and ❤ OCULUS.
Oh… and to the person who yelled at me yesterday for not using this correctly….: Rosebud… yes, Rosebud Frozen Peas! Full of country goodness and green pea-ness.