MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,336 this week

Silent House (2011)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  9 March 2012 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 17,172 users   Metascore: 49/100
Reviews: 148 user | 214 critic | 30 from Metacritic.com

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:

,

Writers:

(film "La casa muda"), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 27 Sep 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 10 Jan 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 08 Sep 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 01 Oct 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Silent House" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Silent House (2011)

Silent House (2011) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Silent House.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The plot is based on a true story that happened in the late '40s in a small village in Uruguay. The film focuses on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house, which hides an ... See full summary »

Director: Gustavo Hernández
Stars: Florencia Colucci, Abel Tripaldi, Gustavo Alonso
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

Director: Sean Durkin
Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen
Red Lights (2012)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy
In Secret (2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Stratton
Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.

Director: Naomi Foner
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Sterling Jones
Liberal Arts (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.

Director: Josh Radnor
Stars: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Director: John Krokidas
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall
The Caller (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young divorcee is getting her life back together by moving into an apartment. But what will she do when a strange person repeatedly calls her, and threatens to change her new life around?

Director: Matthew Parkhill
Stars: Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer, Lorna Raver
Oldboy (2013)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson
Silent House (2012)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ryan Harrison
Stars: Avril Poole
Biography | Music

A biography of Hank Williams.

Director: Marc Abraham
Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Hiddleston, David Krumholtz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
...
Sophia
Adam Barnett ...
Stalking Man
...
Edit

Storyline

This movie is about Sarah as she and her dad go to their lakeside retreat to pack things up inside because it is being sold. While there, her uncle also helps get the place up to scratch so they can sell it. The uncle has to leave to get an electrician to check the wiring, but after he goes she starts hearing noises and seeing what she thinks 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 going on here than she thinks. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La casa del miedo  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,661,234 (USA) (9 March 2012)

Gross:

$12,555,230 (USA) (6 April 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Even though this is the first film released starring Elizabeth Olsen, this was the third film she made after Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011). See more »

Goofs

Blood appears on Sarah's chest and blouse in different places, and different patterns. See more »

Quotes

Peter: Man, you've really grown up!
See more »

Connections

Remake of The Silent House (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Wonder Why
Written by Rob Ritchie
Performed by Maritime Analog
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
People are far too critical of this film
19 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a good film. People have complained heavily about the lack of character explanation, which I do realise is conventionally the basis to any decent story, BUT I feel this film is due credit for its unconventional approach in editing, filming and character placement.

I watch a lot of horrors, searching for anything that doesn't hit upon cliché after cliché and I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It wasn't a typical 'in your face' horror, but was tense, creepy and unpredictable until the twist. Despite not being completely original in overall plot, I can easily imagine its approach to film making leaving a legacy for future filmmakers.

The camera work was clever, the acting good and overall experience was enjoyable. It was a complete mind f*ck of a film until the twist. That's how I like my films. So thumbs up all round.

Definitely would recommend this to anyone that can appreciate the fact that a film can be scary without ridiculous amount of blood, gore and stereotypical characters.

Anyway, Enjoy fellow film lovers!


25 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I Asked For A Refund LMScully
Anyone else angry that the movie is not really done in one shot? dbhanson1129
Does EVERY foreign film need to be ripped off by Hollywood?! Syclone91
Do you like Elizabeth Olsen? SmallNic
that was supposed to be her dad? DinahtheCat
I am one of the few who enjoyed the movie alpha1603
Discuss Silent House (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?