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point of view suspense..,
This review is from: Silent House (DVD)just saw the movie last night in Tuscaloosa. The film is in essence the story of a father, and his daughter who go to the country to restore an old family home in hopes of selling it.
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.