Silent House [Blu-ray]
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Such was NOT the case with "Silent House". This movie pulls you in from the opening frames with Elizabeth Olsen sitting on a rock by the ocean. Miss Olsen is classically beautiful and is proving herself to be a very talented actor. As she is drawn into the big, dark, sinister house, there is an overwhelming feeling of dread that permeates this atmospheric little chiller and the viewer is soon gripped as Miss Olsen's character is terrorized by bumps in the night, fleeting shadows, ghostly images and the knowledge that after her father is attacked and rendered unconscious by an unseen assailant, she is not alone in the big lonely house, then the spine-tingling suspense gets kicked up several notches to full out terror. But this is just the beginning. As the tale unfolds we are served up a very troubling plot twist that leaves the viewer stunned.
Elizabeth Olsen, the younger, as yet less famous, but (in my opinion), more talented sister of twin child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen is a rising star and I hope to see her more in the future. She has all the potential to become a Hollywood A-lister as you will see when you watch "Silent House."
Sure as anything, I soon found out that there was a US remake coming out. As far as I'm concerned, there is very little talent in Hollywood, and it's a common trend to just remake popular movies to cash in on their success. I was very skeptical, but because I loved the original, I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed.
Elizabeth Olsen is not of the same strain of her twin sisters who have ridden the wave of their childhood fame for being cute babies. She actually acts in Silent House, and very well. Even though I had seen the original, and I knew what to expect, I still jumped...several times.
Excellent acting, a great creepy story, and wonderful camera work. Naturally the pompous Hollywood director thought he could improve on the original version by slightly changing the storyline (the Uruguayan version was fine the way it was), but even with the changes, the movie was excellent. From the acting, the creepy basement scene, to the music used to set the mood...excellent remake of an already great movie.
I suggest watching both to compare.
without giving away spoiler plot points, the daughter and father become trapped in the house and must find a way to survive and get out of the house alive.
the film reminded me of "The Blair Witch Project" which was released in 1999, in that the camera style is "point of view" perspective (long continuous takes, camera follows the actors around) and you are "right there" with the actors. This too was more recently done with the film "Cloverfield". This type of filming (P.O.V.) works particularly well with horror or suspense type films, because is gives the audience a claustrophobic emotional feel, which creates fear and tension. The sounds effects were well done; where a knock on the door, a thud from the attic, or something being smashed in the cellar notches up the fear considerably.
so if you enjoyed those other two mentioned films, you will like the feel of this one. Elizabeth Olsen gives an electric performance as the terrified, tormented victim. Very satisfying performance. A talent to watch for in the years to come.
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From the directors of the hit film Open Water, Silent House is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who... Read more
Its one of the worst movies ive ever seen. Nothing remotley scary. Walk through your house at night with no lights. Thats 100 times scarier than this. This is boring as hell too. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jim c faust jr
Torturously boring. Totally ridiculous ---- girl constantly screaming and falling down in the dark. I'd rather watch paint dry on a wall.Published 3 months ago by Lucy B
Silent House is a film I want to rate higher on account of the lead performance and interesting directing. However, it lacks substance and suspense. Read morePublished 4 months ago by rbrogan3
Elizabeth Olsen is not only super Hot and Gorgeous as hell but let me say this. This was the realest performance I have ever seen anybody do especially in a suspenseful movie like... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Roman Garcia
If you like the new genre of "Horror/Thriller" movies that are full of "jump scares" then this movie is definitely for you! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jo
it was just okay.....seems like there was some important plot points left on the cutting room floorPublished 6 months ago by wjf010
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