Silent House 2011

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(36) IMDb 5.3/10
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Husband-and-wife directorial team Chris Kentis and Laura Lau direct this suspense horror remake starring Elizabeth Olsen. Sarah (Olsen) has returned to the remote country house where she spent her childhood summers to help pack it up and prepare it for sale.

Starring:
Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

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Silent House

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Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Chris Kentis, Laura Lau
Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese
Supporting actors Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor Ross, Adam Barnett, Haley Murphy
Studio StudioCanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Format: DVD
This is not a scary film. In fact it probably has the same amount of tension as watching a gold fish swim around its bowl for an hour and a half, before dying.
The whole film is basically one never-ending shot of a girl (who suffers from an extremely nervous disposition) wandering around a house (which is in complete darkness even though it is daylight outside) holding a lantern and screaming at regular intervals. She manages to hide in just about every cupboard and wardrobe, as well as underneath every table she can find. She also manages to escape from the house of no horrors, before escaping back to it, after escaping from the car she had escaped to.
The one part which could have been scary was a blatant rip off from a scene in SAW (the bit with the camera) but was not as well done, and also made little sense in the context of this film.
Towards the very end the lights go on, and the true horror is revealed - the acting. Particularly the fathers and the uncles (who unfortunately make up two thirds of the cast) which is just dreadful.
The girl is fairly convincing I suppose, and I have given an extra star for the one constant throughout the film - a shot of her very revealing white vest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. L. Hanford on 16 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
The fact that it's one long shot and not several is more of an 'achievement' for the makers rather than the viewer,well done but not necessary.
It's a fairly brief,albeit,predictable story and only becomes 'scary' towards the end when it gets a bit more 'supernatural' ,up until then it' just one scene after another of whatsername looking terrified at noises in a dark house...what you can see.,the camera lurches round like a drunken sailor and goes out of focus so as to obscure any definite cause of the noises etc.
All in all it's worth watching once but since it has no real ending..seriously as it fades out you'll probably be thinking "yeah,and?"
It's okay but next to any cutscene in the much better Silent Hill 2 (the game,not the film) it's rather been done/seen before.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By angie on 16 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
this film is stupid ... why they walking around in a dark house with lanterns when I daylight outside ... you decide ???
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Format: Blu-ray
I truly fail to understand all the negative ratings and comments on this film!

It is by far one of the best horror films I have seen in a long time!

Cleverly shot in just one take which makes it feel all that more realistic.

Elizabeth Olsen is amazing and anyone who says the acting is bad, I'd like to see you do a better job!

The tension and suspense is unbearable at times and I had to cover my ears for a few scenes...

Much better than the more popular films of recent times.... The Conjouring, Paranormal Acitivty etc...

Ignore the haters and take a gamble on this, it really is worth it and I am proud to have this sitting next to the likes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Eden Lake, Last House On The Left, High Tension etc...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rob Simpson on 2 Jan 2013
Format: DVD
The original Uruguayan Silent House got major press around the world because it featured the conceit that it was filmed in real time, no camera cuts, no edited necessary, it's all presented as real. Almost as if it was an extension of the found footage premise without the messy need to literally place the camera in the action. The 2012 remake directed by Open Water writers and directors Christ Kentis & Laura Lau only exists so people don't have to read all those pesky subtitles. Any so called horror moments are negated 100% due to the commitment to the conceit; anything that could be deemed shocking is missed as the camera darts around following our heroin, Elizabeth Olsen (who is wasted in the lead role). It could be said, that the film is so scary that even the camera men can't watch, but saying such a thing is complimentary in the extreme.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Waste of my money as it wasn't even in English so it will just go in bin so a little annoyed as it didn't say it was Mexican when I orders it
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Format: Blu-ray
This starts of as a fairly standard girl trapped in house with killer type movie,but goes where I never expected it to. This girl is sorting out junk in her old house,with her father and unlce,soon the uncle leaves in a huff and her dad is heard upstairs falling to the floor,so she wanders the house avoiding the killer in the home. The continuous shot idea is an interesting one and kind of works even if a little needless. What I really liked about this is how it all turned out,becoming something other than the standard movie of this type. You do wonder through the movie what is with the childhood friend she can't remember and the reference to poor memory. Who is the killer you ask yourself and what's with the little girl she sees a few times. More to the point,will she escape from her nightmare? Exaclty what is going on through the silent house is revealed in a slightly enigmatic way,but I appreciated it and if it wasn't for this I probably wouldn't rank it so highly. As I say,what starts of quite average becomes something very respectable,well I thought so.
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By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 31 July 2013
Format: DVD
Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) helps her dad (Adam Trese) and creepy uncle (Eric Sheffer Stevens, "My have you grown Sarah") clean up an old family lake house for resale. The cousins didn't want to help. Sarah has very little memory of the place as a child and doesn't even remember the neighbor girl who she played with...hmmm. The house has been vandalized and appears to have rodent damage which prevents the use of electricity. It is unnaturally pitch black dark inside, even during the day because the house is boarded up and of course they don't have cell phone reception. Between these few clues and the title of the film, we know which direction the film is going to take, just not the details. Yawn.

Sarah becomes unnerved by things that go bump in the night and much of the film is dark or poorly lit with camera angels that focus on Sarah's cleavage. When they are not focused on her cleavage, they are extremely bad amateur angels that distracted from the film instead of enhancing it. Might work as a rental if you ran out of paint to watch dry. A fair film made bad by a director trying out gimmicks.

F-bomb, strong sexual innuendo, no nudity outside of cleavage.
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