SXSW: Netflix Nabs Horror-Thriller 'Hush'

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<p>Hush Still - H 2016</p>   |   Courtesy of Silence Productions California LLC.
Mike Flanagan directed the film about a recluse author who must fight against a masked psychotic killer.

Ahead of its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, Hush, the latest horror-thriller from Mike Flanagan, has been acquired by Netflix.

The microbudgeted film stars his co-writer Kate Siegel as a recluse author who lives alone since losing her hearing as a teen. But she's forced to fight for her survival after the masked face of a psychotic killer appears in the window of her secluded home.

Hush, which also stars John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco and Samantha Sloyan, was first shown to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival. Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy and Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum produced the film, with Michael J. Fourticq, Sr., Jeanette Brill, Kate Lumpkin and Couper Samuelson executive producing.

Hush will have its world premiere on Saturday, March 12, during SXSW, which runs March 11-19 in Austin, Texas. Netflix will release the film on April 8.

Hush is a great example of what happens when you give an incredible filmmaker like Mike Flanagan creative freedom to tell a fun and original scary story. We had a great time continuing our relationship with Mike and Intrepid and are psyched to share Mike’s movie with genre lovers all over the world on Netflix," said Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum.

Flanagan is known for directing Intrepid's Oculus and the upcoming Universal sequel Ouija 2, both of which were also made with Blumhouse.

WME handled domestic rights for the film.