48: Hush: The Mechanics of Metaphor


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Welcome to Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that talks about horror movies! In episode 31 about Mike Flanagan’s film, Hush, your hosts Mary Kay and Mary welcome on their editor and lovely guest, Eric Skwarczynski, and they answer important questions like these:

How do you pronounce your last name historically? What mask would you wear as if you were a home invader? Is this movie scary? Did you like the alternative ending monologues, or did it suck out the tension? Was the narrative too formulaic? Does Maddy fall into the final girl trope? Do you believe that in that moment, she suddenly realized she realized she had to kill him? Or was it long before? Did they sufficiently establish the convention of Maddy’s inner monologue? How did you feel about the portrayal of her disability in the film as a whole? What would your AppleNotes death note be?

Hush (2014)– Directed by Mike Flanagan. Written by Kate Siegel and Mike Flanagan. Performances by Kate Siegel.

Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Suspense, home invasion, deaf, hearing impaired

Where to watch: Netflix

Summary: A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.


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