Netflix has acquired worldwide streaming rights to Mike Flanagan’s SXSW world premiere horror thriller “Hush,” starring John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco and Samantha Sloyan. The film will premiere at SXSW this Saturday, March 12, and the streaming outfit has already set a global release date of April 8.
Per the film’s (very creepy) official synopsis: “After losing her hearing as a teenager, author Maddie Young (Siegel) has lived a life of isolation fully retreating into her now silent world. When the masked face of a psychotic killer appears in the window of her secluded home, she must push herself beyond her mental and physical limits in order to survive the night.”
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.
Of the news, Blum said, “‘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.”
Netflix has seemingly continued its wild buying streak, which kicked off with a number of pick ups during Sundance. “Hush” is only the newest title to join their ranks.