Horror Case Files: Hush (2016)


It is the 4th annual Horror Case Files! Hush premiered at the South by Southwest in March 2016, and later came onto Netflix. I followed this film when reviews started popping and is currently a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Don’t know what Horror Case Files is? Every October there is a mini review on a horror movie every day of that month. It’s a great time waster at work and you might find some hidden gems, or avoid some hot messes. Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.


Maddie, a deaf author, who lives in the woods is about to be tormented by a home intruder.

Kill Count

3 people



Most Creative Kill

Corkscrew in the throat

The Killer(s)

Nothing is known about the home intruder. He just realizes that Maddie is deaf and uses it to his advantage.

What Happened to the Killer(s)

Maddie realizes that the only way out of this situation is to kill him. She stabs him when he sneaks up on her, then sprays him with pesticide, and uses a smoke alarm to distract him. Right before our intruder gets Maddie to the ground and strangle her to death, she stabs him in the neck with a corkscrew.


Horror Case Files Verdict
A twist in the slasher genre. It’s fresh enough to keep me on my toes, but doesn’t reinvent it. I would have liked a little history of the intruder, in the end it doesn’t matter, because it does deliver a new atmosphere by using silence and cringe visuals. Maddie was a great character and doesn’t fall for the damsel in distress, instead she makes smarts decisions with what she has to work with. It’s a watch, and might be a movie to put on at a scary party.

Random Info I got from this File:
    • Pesticides are not only for insects
    • Bitch is a good cat name
    • Don’t distract your friend when he is fighting an intruder
File Status: 8 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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