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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent direction and acting by Elizabeth Olsen make this movie a winner!!, May 31, 2012
This review is from: Silent House (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)
I saw this movie last night on pay per view in my hotel and I only watched it based on the merits of young Elizabeth Olsen, after being very impressed by her fine performance in "Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene". Quite frankly I didn't know what to expect and my expectations were not that high. I've seen lots of indie horror movies that try real hard but end up falling short on the chills, often resorting to haggard, old plot devices to try and scare the audience. I am not easily scared and the vast majority of horror movies coming out today, fail, time and time again to scare me to any great extent.

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."
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Initial post: Sep 21, 2012 10:36:26 PM PDT
EliteLamo says:
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Posted on Dec 10, 2012 3:06:02 PM PST
Demetria says:
I, too, gave it five stars and found it enjoyable as you.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:57:25 PM PST
Yep. The cinematography was tight and Olsen's acting was great (as usual). We saw this on Netflix. Admittedly, there was a pretty significant lull in the middle but if you stick with it the reward is big.
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