Isaacs Picture Conclusions

HUSH (2016) FOUR “I DIED FIGHTING” STATEMENTS

hush9Well… here we are! Let’s finish up Flanagan week with a little piece on his latest movie Hush, a home invasion movie about a deaf / mute chick who gets stalked by a serial killer. There are some really killer, noiseless sequences in this that made me really happy, no one makes stupid fucking mistakes, I believed in the characters and, honestly, there just wasn’t anything dumb about it. There are two parts towards the end that I especially enjoyed and, well, Flanagan is three for three in my book. If I had to gripe about anything it would be that most of the movie takes place at night either in the woods or a dark house so my old eyes couldn’t make out some of what was going but that’s my fault, not the team’s. No spoiler but I did have to watch it twice to see what happened in that bathtub. I mean, I watched it twice anyway because it was so good but I really had to concentrate on that one part. Good job, guys!!

Kind of like how I have to make my font bold these days to read my own posts…. I’m so old…

hush2So that chick there is an author who moved out into the woods. She tells her friend she did it because “the city was too loud” but that’s a joke because she can’t hear shit. Anyway, she’s working on a new novel when something very cool happens that she doesn’t hear and then someone suddenly starts sending pictures of her sitting on her couch from outside her window – from her own phone. So that means someone had been in her house standing behind her while she didn’t know it. I’ve said it before, but I don’t really like home invasion movies mostly because I love my home and that’s my HQ and to think of someone in there defiling it makes me sad. So thinking about just sitting here typing this post up with some creep standing behind me, staring at me gives me the fucking willies. And yes, i’m talking about you, Itch.

hush3Shortly after that, things get awesome and pretty wonderful up to the end. Like Gary said in his post, a TON of movies fall flat towards the end and this one doesn’t. It kept me engaged until the end credits started and THEN – just like in Absentia we talked about the other day, the music over the credits is wonderful! I was thinking, during this particular movie, that Flanagan had gone flat on the actual score this time around but they made up for it over the end scrolls.

hush10I doubt a shit-ton of people will see this because it’s an indie horror and most people think indie horror stinks, but if they do, a lot of people will probably compare this to The Strangers. I guess that’s fair enough but, while I liked The Strangers OK, to me, it fucking failed at the end with this shit:

“WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO US???!??!?!?!?!”
“Because…” dramatic pause and head lean. “We can.”

Whatever – worst excuse in the History of Excuses. When this thing first came out, Gary was the only one who had posted a comment or two on the IMDB message boards. I looked today and there are many more comments – one of which went something like this:

“This movie sucks. What a F***KIN joke. Write by teens. Wuz the motivation for the killerk??? Fock off my life is ruinged!! I’ll nenenever watch movies again,,,,” grammar and syntax verbatim. Well – I hate assholes like that in general but here’s your answer: the guy’s a fucking serial killer who wants to hunt and kill some more people. Have a nice life fuckface.

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I guess to wrap this up, I totally loved this thing. It has a couple of flaws but this really was my type of serious movie – I watched it twice and would watch it again if I could. I don’t understand how the team keeps going wrong with the movie posters for his movies but we could have done a lot better than that thing on the top. Great acting, great sequences, less talking, enjoyable ending – I totally dug it.

I’m back to New Smelly next week where I have NO time. Do you guys want me to post some of the old shit no one has ever read or do you prefer my silence?

51 comments

  1. GaryGreg828

    Awesome, glad you liked this one as much as I did; while watching it I thought you, Tyson and Ryan would all enjoy it. I am waiting on Ryan’s review which I hope comes out this month. I also think Melissa and Emma would like it, as well.

    To anyone interested, this is available on netflix streaming – or at least the U.S. version; not sure about the others.

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  2. “She tells her friend she did it because “the city was too loud” but that’s a joke because she can’t hear shit”

    this had me laughing, haha! This sounds pretty decent man, I’ll have to check it out. Have read some other favourable reviews about it too

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    • GaryGreg828

      Jordan, i think you will like this one.

      *On another note, I owe you a headlock for “The Lobster”. I couldn’t even finish it I thought it was so bad! lol. No big deal though, you still have a pretty good track record w/ me. 🙂

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      • haha yeah The Lobster is definitely divisive! I haven’t heard an ‘its alright’ opinion, people either love it or hate it! Sorry about that mate ;P

        And yeah this one looks pretty good, I’m definitely gonna give it a shot.

        BTW you must be happy about your Spurs! They are the only team with a shot at beating GS. I’d like to think Toronto could but I don’t think they’ll get past Cleveland

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      • GaryGreg828

        No one is beating GS as long as they are healthy; if Curry’s ankle injury proves to be serious they’re in trouble, but I’m sure he will be back soon.

        No need to apologize about The Lobster. I’m just messing with you. I watched another of your recommendations “The Witch” and liked it. It was well done. Hopefully Isaacs likes it, but I’m afraid it may be a tad too slow for him; either way, his entry of it should be interesting. 🙂

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      • yes I’m looking forward to what Eric makes of The Witch!

        I hadn’t heard about the ankle injury, hopefully its not too bad. The Spurs though will be tough to beat as well, I’ll be rooting for ’em in the WC finals. 😀

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      • I was interested what you would make of The Revenant. I can’t remember where, but I read a review that totally summed up my feelings, and ended something like this:

        paraphrasing: the entire movie is a recreation of Leo trying to crawl around while fucked up on qualudes in Wolf…, only it isn’t one of the best scenes in cinema history.

        Bit harsh, but I didn’t love it. And it was indeed reeeeaally long: The Hateful Eight was long too but at least that had enough happening in it so it didn’t feel as long.

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      • theipc

        I liked Revenant more then 8. I think it’s because it didn’t feel tired and kitschy like “oh look, I’m making a three hour western because I’m Quentin Tarantino and I can! Fuck you, people!”

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  3. SSC,

    Excellent work, and I am thrilled to see you loved this so much! Definitely want to look into this one. I LOVED Absentia, and thought Oculus was alright, so I would love to see what he does here.

    IJB

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