16 October 2012 | Fields201
This a hard one to review for me because I personally know one of the actresses in the movie: Jessica Cameron. She was going to be on a film we were making around the same time she was making this one but I think she pulled out to make this one. I'm not sure. Since then, she was excited to work on a project that I'm about to start in the next year. I know she was promoting Mr. Hush pretty hard, and I only recently got a chance to watch it. Oh man.....
It started off with a little promise. The directing was a little awful but I liked the camera they used. The camera man couldn't hold it worth a crud at times, but it was passable. Also the editing sucked too, okay so everything behind the scenes wasn't up to par! But I liked the acting! Jessica did well with her part, even with her awful lines, she was able to deliver it as convincing as she could. The actor who looked like Thomas Hayden Church seemed pretty good.
Then Mr. Hush came dressed up as Father Flannigan and everything went to crap. He ends up holding a knife to Jessica's throat as Thomas Hayden Church goes into defensive stance. There's no build up, no suspense, it just happens. Then nothing but hammy acting is displayed and everyone's acting ability and common sense goes out the window.
Then for some reason Thomas Hayden Church starts to look like Jeff Bridges and it just felt like a series of events were happening. Nothing in the movie seems like it was connecting to each other and the bad guys seem so hammy, I almost went out for a honey glazed ham at Kroger! It's that bad! Then I don't know what this film was supposed to be: a horror or a comedy? The last fifteen minutes of the film just seemed so out of place, and so laughable, and it was like the film stopped trying to take itself seriously... like it was a parody of itself.
I don't know how this got distribution or the appearance of Dante from Clerks into this, but I guess this could be a study film for aspiring filmmakers. It's an independent film and should be looked at as such. It's not the worst film I've ever seen, but I guess it's good to laugh at with your friends. My friends got bored, and they forced me to shut it off after fifteen minutes. I should have shown them the last.