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Netflix Nabs John Gallagher Jr. Horror Movie ‘Hush’ Before SXSW Debut

Mike Flanagan directed the film, which co-stars Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco and Samantha Sloyan

Netflix has acquired worldwide streaming rights to Mike Flanagan‘s horror-thriller “Hush” starring John Gallagher Jr. (“The Newsroom”), Kate Siegel (“Oculus”) Michael Trucco (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Samantha Sloyan (“Grey’s Anatomy”), the company announced Thursday.

Co-written by Flanagan and Siegel, the film premieres at SXSW this Saturday, March 12, and will be available worldwide on Netflix beginning April 8.

Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy and Blumhouse principal Jason Blum produced the genre film, which was executive produced by Michael J. Fourticq Sr., Jeanette Brill, Kate Lumpkin and Couper Samuelson.

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.

“‘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 Blum.

“We’re excited that Netflix is our platform to connect this movie with audiences around the globe,” added Macy.

“Hush” is the latest collaboration between Flanagan, Intrepid Pictures and Blumhouse. Flanagan wrote and directed “Oculus” for Intrepid before Blumhouse acquired the project at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Flanagan also co-wrote and is directing Blumhouse’s “Ouija 2,” the sequel to the company’s micro-budget horror hit which grossed over $100m worldwide in 2014. Blum is producing “Ouija 2,” which Macy has also joined in a producer capacity.