Fast paced thriller/horror. Mild spoilers ...
- Hush review by NP
Will Ash is excellent as Zakes Abbot, a young man whose evening turns out to be worse than anything he has ever known. His girlfriend Beth (Christine Bottomley) spends most of the time yelling at him, and everyone he meets is pretty unpleasant. The man who drives the truck that crosses his path this particular rainy night is the worst of all, and some of the contrivances Abbott resorts to in order to escape his clutches threaten to topple into farce.
The details and motives of the faceless villain are kept deliberately vague, but through Abbot, we see enough evidence to know it is all pretty appalling, and the pace is kept nice and tight and full of tension. There is a degree of repetition, though, with the efforts made to evade Abbot’s ever-present threat of capture, but it all moves quickly and dramatically enough for us not to have to dwell on that unduly.
Director Mark Tonderai maintains the solid pace throughout with the speed of events engaging enough for us not to dwell on the fact that this is basically 90 minutes of Abbot escaping one life-threatening situation, only to topple headlong into another.
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