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At Nightmares Fear Factory in the Clifton Hill district of Niagara Falls, you will find horror, and horror will find you too. In the Nightmares Fear Factory, the halls are dark, narrow, and long. The walls shift. The eyes watch. Hands reach. Things scream.

At Nightmares Fear Factory, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, you will find out how brave you are.

Have you ever been hunted? If you ever come to Nightmares Fear Factory, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, you will be. Today we’re reviewing the movie Hush, from director Mike Flanagan.

Kate Siegel and John Gallagher Jr. star in a horror-drama which pits a deaf woman in a house on the outskirts of civilization against a murderous huntsman who is trying to get in and kill her. How do we know the masked man is a killer? He spends the second ten minutes of the movie killing a neighbor who had happened to be visiting our deaf heroine.

Then he taps on the window (I suppose, somewhat ironically) as she sits there, staring at her friend’s body through her glass entry door, and mouths that he’s coming for her next.

No particular reason is given for this, but in that, the movie becomes almost scarier. There is no reason for the killer doing what he’s doing, so far as we’re allowed to know—so far as we’re told.

The movie unfolds, after that, sort of predictably. The main character continues to try to establish contact with the outside world while also fortifying her home, and the enemy keeps trying new ways to get inside. The momentum shifts back and forth across the length of the movie.

While the killer is left essentially anonymous but for a few revelatory scenes, Kate Siegel’s main character does an excellent job providing the audience with something human to hold onto as she suffers her way through the film through a bunch of injuries; cuts from broken glass, an arrow wound in the leg, and other traumas that she absorbs during the course of the encounter.

All through the movie, though, what strikes you is her inability to scream. Even if she could scream, of course, the only person who would be able to hear her is her nightmare, stalking her from outside of the house with a white mask.

It reminds me a lot of the Nightmares Fear Factory, in fact.

In the depths of the Fear Factory, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, you will also be hunted. Unlike the main character in Hush, you will be able to scream—and you will scream—but like that movie, no one will be able to hear you. There will be nobody coming to help you.

The hunters can see you, but cannot always be seen. They peer in through cracks in the wall, hide around corners and stalk you endlessly, all through the night-soaked, claustrophobic and cramped corridors of the Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Go there, and review Hush for yourself.

So come down to Nightmares Fear Factory, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and find out how brave you are.

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