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3.9 out of 5 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
Hush [DVD]
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on 27 April 2015
Great British film some edge of the seat moments
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on 16 December 2010
Hush is essentially a modern British hybrid of a number of horror thrillers from the last 40 years including Duel, Breakdown, Wolf Creek, Jeepers Creepers and The Vanishing. Despite its many and varied flaws, it deserves enormous credit for maintaining high levels of tension and suspense throughout the 80-odd minutes of breakneck direction.

As usual, some of the reviews here give away far too much with no warning of spoilers, so my advice would be to see it without reading anything else. However, if you want to read more....

There are a number of excellent surprises in the film, a sprinkling of gore but mercifully not too much, and a wonderfully cliched pantomime villain, who despite being hooded and face-unseen to an almost comical extent, still manages to be very creepy. There are probably too many horror cliches in there for comfort and I agree with the plot holes that have been raised elsewhere.

However as someone who travels on the motorway network quite a lot through work, I found the use of familiar M1 service stations as the main shoot locations very effective indeed.

Also with movies like these, the problem is that they often start very well and deteriorate rapidly as more is revealed about the bad guys (Creep being a good example). But here, there is no let-up in the scare levels or tension until the very end.

Not one for gore-porn fans but if you like psychological horror and want to see it done the British way for a change, then suspend disbelief and this is well worth an hour and a half of your time. The acting is excellent but some of the shaky camerawork will be off-putting to some.
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on 26 July 2009
British horror movies have been getting better and better over the last few years, with movies such as The Descent, 28 Days Later and the Zombie Diaries to name but a few. So I was really looking forward to seeing this movie.

This movie is about a guy, Zakes and his girlfriend driving from service station to service station with him doing his very boring job and her trying to tell him that she has cheated on him. He then sees a white truck and when he nearly causes a crash with said truck, the back opens and he gets a look at a naked women tied up in the back of the truck. The police not being helpful and after his girlfriend, Beth, breaks up with him, she then gets abducted by the guy in the white truck. Zakes goes after them to try and save Beth.

There are a few scary bits in the movie, but I felt that there was not enough explanation of what is happening and why it is happening, so at the end it feels a bit left open.
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on 7 December 2015
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on 28 July 2009
Well, contray to the other viewer who obviously wasn't watching the same film, I thought Hush was a very effective thriller and worked wonders with an incredibly limited budget. It's an entertaining, low-budget thriller in the vain of The Hitcher. The acting although not brilliant at times, befits the films tone and improves as the action unfolds. Starts interesting, then explodes into action as the film progresses and keeps you on the edge of your seat, despite an incredibly predicatble ending. I mean, what other film has the gran from benidorm as a terrified pensioner!
All in all, good fun and well worth a watch!
P.s- I won't be visiting any service stations on the M1 any time soon!
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on 24 April 2014
*Possible Spoilers*

'Hush' exists within a sub-genre of psychological thrillers occupied by the likes of 'Duel', 'The Vanishing / Spoorloos' and 'Breakdown'. Its resemblance to these films is more than passing, but it manages to retain an identity of its own. The direction is taut, the stripped down plot is focused and the film's colour palette and lighting contrasts lend the film an eerie, dramatic quality.

Thankfully, 'Hush' steers clear of awkward moralising concerning the subject of human trafficking (a matter which motivates the undercurrent of the plot); this film is an exercise in tension building, not a mawkish 'issues' based drama. However, where the film misfires is in rather indulgent moments of violence, which border on the gratuitous. These gruesome elements end up being a distraction, since they veer the film into the realms of horror rather than enhancing its urgent qualities.

If you enjoyed the films listed in this sub-genre of psychologically thrilling pictures, then you are likely to find 'Hush' an enjoyably tense and suspenseful picture, one which is admirable for eschewing excess and frippery.
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on 24 July 2014
Superb storyline and riveting
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on 28 August 2015
A nailbiting uk film love it
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on 11 February 2010
More of a thriller perhaps than horror, this magnificent British film is directed at breakneck speed. It's about a young couple travelling on the motorway. Momentarily distracted, the lad swerves into the path of a white truck, which aggressively overtakes and promptly slams all on as the traffic is at a standstill; the back door of the truck flies up, revealing a naked young woman in a cage, screaming, before the door slams itself shut again. Thus begins a long night of terror, pain and confusion.

Filmed in a verité style - not dissimilar in its realistic tone to 'Dead Man's Shoes', this is one of the most tense experiences I've ever had watching a film - and I watch a LOT of horror - a cat-and-mouse game with twists you just don't see coming (well, except one wee one!). Would make a good double-bill with another tense British film: 'Mum & Dad'.
Highly recommended, but I won't be held responsible for loss of fingernails whilst viewing - enjoy!
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on 23 January 2011
This 2008 British Horror is a well produced mid budget story. There are a few faces that had reasonable appearances in big budger flicks such as Snatch, Trainspotting and 28 Days later. The main two characters are unknowns though but don't let that put you off, their performances are powerful and convincing.

I won't bother going into the plot as you can read this elsewhere but the use of a silent killer speaks volumes. His non dialogue adds a threatening extra atmosphere to the proceedings. It's great to see the lottery fund continuing to support British movies. At £2.99 you get an amazing bargain. Go on treat yourself.

The only thing that I didn't understand was the main characters were driving a Mk2 3 series BMW, there was an old Ford Granada that got stolen and the Police seemed to be driving an old panda car to make you think that the film was set in the 80's. Yet the main truck that the story was based around had a '02' plate !!
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