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Silent House (2011)

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A girl is trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt the house with mysterious energy and consequences.

Directors:

Chris Kentis, Laura Lau

Writers:

Gustavo Hernández (film "La casa muda"), Laura Lau (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Olsen ... Sarah
Adam Trese ... John
Eric Sheffer Stevens ... Peter
Julia Chan ... Sophia (as Julia Taylor Ross)
Adam Barnett Adam Barnett ... Stalking Man
Haley Murphy ... Little Girl
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Storyline

Sarah as she and her dad go to their lakeside retreat to pack things up, as it's being sold. Her uncle also helps out.getting the place ready. When her uncle leaves to get an electrician to check the wiring, Sara hears noises sees what she believes are people inside the house. Soon, she and her dad are attacked by someone - or something, and they end up in a fight for their lives. But there's something more sinister going on. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content and terror | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La casa del miedo See more »

Filming Locations:

New Rochelle, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,661,234, 11 March 2012

Gross USA:

$12,754,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,101,672
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Elle Driver, Tazora Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Chris Kentis describes the film as an "experimental film". See more »

Goofs

(at around 58 mins) John's shirt is lifted and the cord from his on-body microphone is visible See more »

Quotes

Peter: Man, you've really grown up!
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Connections

References The Strangers (2008) See more »

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Wonder Why
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Performed by Maritime Analog
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A drag of a film
17 May 2012 | by RickHarveySee all my reviews

With the director mimicking a single take for the whole duration of the film 'silent house' suffers to form a narrative and leaves you bored for the majority of the film.

I liked the trailer and i liked the idea of filming it in one-take even more. Sadly, with only half an hour into the film, I was wishing for a single cutaway - any type of transition as it was clear the film was failing with the single take.

After you've dragged out the first half of silent house, you are awarded to some attempt of a constructed story. However, the story is a carbon copy of every other 21st century ( Not the production company ) psychological film.

What I will say is that the acting was very good from Olsen. If you have watched the trailer then beware; it's not the type of film you will think it will be. The director and producer failed with this project and once again, it proves that we need a ingenious maverick to revamp the genre as stylish gimmicks aren't going to work


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