Films

Silent House

March 9th 2012
  • Horror/Suspense,
  • R,
  • 85 min,
  • Open Road Films
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  • Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor Ross, Adam Barnett, Haley Murphy
  • Directors: Chris Kentis, Laura Lau
  • Writers: Oscar Estevez, Laura Lau
  • Producers: Laura Lau, Agn├Ęs Mentre
  • Co Producers: Meir Gal, Kristen Konvitz
  • Associate Producer: Thomas Fatone
  • Executive Producers: Eva Diederix, Adeline Fontan Tessaur, Lynette Howell, George Paaswell
  • Art Direction: Melissa B. Miller
  • Castings: Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee
  • Costume Design: Lynn Falconer
  • D.O.P.: Igor Martinovic
  • Makeup: Sharon Ilson
  • Music: Nathan Larson
  • Production Design: Roshelle Berliner
  • Set Decoration: Robert Covelman

Storyline

A uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.

Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, SILENT HOUSE uses meticulous camera choreography to take the audience on a tension-filled, real time journey, experienced in a single uninterrupted shot.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • MPAA Warning: Disturbing violent content and terror
  • Production Companies: Elle Driver, Tazora Films

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Trivia

2012 Guide Analysis: "This will take a little explaining. In 2010 came "The Silent House" (La Casa Muda), a 79-minute Uruguayan haunted house thriller filmed entirely in what's reported to be one uninterrupted shot from a Canon DSLR camera - and done so with surprisingly stylish cinematography for such a low-budget feature.

Reviews from the fests painted the film as beautifully atmospheric but narratively suffering some major flaws - especially in terms of the credibility of some of the character behaviours. The most obvious is that the main character, knowing there's dangerous people in the house, doesn't try and get away right from the get go. It's a flawed film but interesting experiment nonetheless.

American filmmakers Chris Kentis and Laura Lau ("Open Water") however were keen enough they decided to do a remake with "Martha Marcy May Marlene" star Elizabeth Olsen in the lead. Olsen plays a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.

So quick was the turnaround that the remake premiered at Sundance last year and sold for an impressive $3 million. The filmmakers have avoided talking about how many shots were cleverly edited together here to deliver what appears to be a single shot. They are however sticking by their sales pitch that the film contains "meticulous camera choreography to take the audience on a tension-filled, real time journey"."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 4 May 2012: Brazil, Ireland, UK
  • 17 May 2012: Argentina