Hush (2016)

enjoyableyes
spookyno
scarysomewhat
unsettlingyes
goremoderate
dislocations/exposure of broken bonesyes
Bechdel-Wallace testpassed
X was the real YIt turns out that man was the real monster all along.

Several people recommended this to me, and I can see why. I think this movie really nailed its tone. I felt isolated along with the main character, Maddie. I felt her isolation was justified in the plot, and that her actions under pressure were reasonable.

The main narrative conceit, Maddie is deaf, was used to great effect. It helped build tension and her sense of isolation. Importantly, I didn't feel like they used deafness as her sole defining characteristic or portray her as weak for it.

My biggest complaint (and my only real complaint) about the movie was that I felt parts of the ending were two heavily telegraphed. <SPOILER>The initial introduction of one element was pretty good, and was used to shed more light on the character. For me, it wasn't until a bit later into the film that it became obvious what part it would play in the resolution.<SPOILER>