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Silent House -- Trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat, a young woman descends into madness.


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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Chris Kentis 
Laura Lau 
Writing credits
Gustavo Hernández (film "La casa muda")

Laura Lau (screenplay)

Oscar Estévez  original screen play

Produced by
Eva Diederix .... executive producer
Thomas Fatone .... associate producer
Adeline Fontan Tessaur .... executive producer
Meir Gal .... co-producer
Kristen Konvitz .... co-producer
Laura Lau .... producer
Mickey Liddell .... executive producer
Agnès Mentre .... producer
George Paaswell .... executive producer
Lynette Howell Taylor .... executive producer (as Lynette Howell)
Original Music by
Nathan Larson 
Cinematography by
Igor Martinovic 
Production Design by
Roshelle Berliner 
Art Direction by
Melissa B. Miller-Costanzo  (as Melissa B. Miller)
Set Decoration by
Robert Covelman 
Costume Design by
Lynn Falconer 
Makeup Department
Kymbra Callaghan .... special makeup effects artist (as Kymbra C. Kelley)
Fabian Garcia .... hair department head
Sharon Ilson .... makeup department head
Stephen Kelley .... special makeup effects artist
Johnny Mooi .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jeff Caron .... assistant production manager
Patricia de Paula .... production supervisor
George Paaswell .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Fatone .... first assistant director
Patrick Gibbons .... second assistant director
Kim Thompson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jamie Arbuckle .... on-set dresser
Susan Blume .... scenic artist
Barbara Cohig .... scenic artist
Michael Cory .... property master
Hugh Cummings .... art department production assistant
Nicole Eckenroad .... intern
Dianne Finn .... scenic artist (as Diane Finn)
James Geyer .... scenic artist
Scott Griswold .... set dresser
James Kelleher .... assistant property master
Mat Kowalski .... leadman
Michael B. Lewis .... set decoration production assistant
Meghan Lowry .... props
Robert Ludemann .... additional graphic artist
Gray Madder .... set dresser
Michele Mayas .... charge scenic artist
Bob Provenzano .... lead man
John Wolanczyk .... scenic artist
Warren Lewis Allen .... intern (uncredited)
Sound Department
Krissopher Chevannes .... digital assistant
Jeffrey Eisner .... additional audio
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital assistant
Jim Gardner .... additional audio
Arda Gulesserian .... additional audio
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Avi Laniado .... dubbing stage engineer
Sumit Mahendru .... sound effects editor
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound designer & editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Peter Rincon .... adr mixer
Michael Rivera .... adr recordist
Bob Rosenthal .... additional audio
Jay Rubin .... additional audio
Stephen Selvaggio .... adr recordist
John Sember .... boom operator
Noah Timan .... sound mixer
Mathew Waters .... additional re-recording mixer
Ben Wilkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Leslie Chung .... digital compositor
Sasa Jokic .... visual effects supervisor
Matt Kushner .... visual effects producer
Mani Trump .... digital compositor
Declan Mulvey .... assistant stunt coordinator
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Choy Boyar .... electrician
Radium Cheung .... gaffer
Caswell Cooke .... key grip
Nicole Cosgrove .... additional
Spencer Gillis .... second assistant camera
Jim Gourley .... additional digital loader
John Guzzi .... best boy grip (as John Guzi)
Will Hart .... still photographer
Nicholas Kuhn .... camera intern
Ludovic Littee .... first assistant camera
Chris Lombardozzi .... gaffer: additional photography
James Madrid .... additional first assistant camera
Igor Martinovic .... camera operator
Ian O'Neill .... grip: re-shoots
Robin Pontbriand .... video assist
Jaime Segschneider .... digital loader
Kyle Simmons .... best boy electric
Brooks Toran .... dimmer board operator
John Vendetti .... best boy grip
Daniel Wallenstein .... grip
Casting Department
Lee Genick .... background casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jordan Cain .... wardrobe intern
Gemma Glasser .... wardrobe intern
Hollie Nadel .... wardrobe supervisor
Anatasia Yuferoa .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer
Andrew Pang .... assistant editor
Anthony Raffaele .... digital intermediate colorist
Jonathan Sanden .... digital intermediate editor
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate supervising producer
John Woo .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Jason Domnarski .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Daisy Flores .... driver
Other crew
Sean Barrett .... office production assistant: reshoots
Justin Begnaud .... completion bond: Film Finances
Katri Billard .... script supervisor
Jeff Caron .... location manager
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Stacey Cormier .... director assistant
Patricia de Paula .... production coordinator
Kelly M. Duncan .... production assistant
Scott Ennis .... creative marketing
Kantarama Gahigiri .... set production assistant
Brandon K. Hines .... production secretary
Corey Kloos .... production assistant
Lindsey Lefkow .... assistant production office coordinator: reshoots
Robert Levi .... director: making-of documentary
Darryl Prevost .... production assistant
John Rhodes .... acquisitions assistant
Max Rifkind-Barron .... production assistant: re-shoots
Kelsi Russell .... assistant production office coordinator
Luke Tomalin Sherman .... key production assistant: additional photography
Alex Starke .... assistant location manager (as Alexander Starke)
Scott Tankel .... location scout
Jessica Thorne .... assistant accountant
Tracy Wong .... craft service
Billy Zayac .... production assistant: reshoots
Warren Lewis Allen .... special thanks (as Warren Allen)
Annie Chung .... thanks
Will Lowery .... special thanks
Jérôme Rougier .... special thanks
Julie Susset .... special thanks
Antoine Zylberberg .... special thanks

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Rated R for disturbing violent content and terror
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Ireland:16 | Mexico:B15 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R
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Due to the unique nature of the film's presentation as a single take, the production crew ran into several technical issues while filming, mainly surrounding lighting issues and mobility around the house. Since filming was carried out in 12-15 minute takes, there were several occurrences where entire sequences had to be thrown out and re-done repeatedly due to lighting problems or missed cues.See more »
Continuity: Blood appears on Sarah's chest and blouse in different places, and different patterns.See more »
Peter:Man, you've really grown up!See more »
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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Good one, 30 March 2012
Author: TopekaLass from United States

Directors Chris Kentis and Laura Lau give us a story about a young woman, Sarah, who is sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no way out, events become terrifying. The direction was fine and all of the suspense points seem to be there, albeit a bit predictable. I'm not sure who to credit whenever there is two, sometimes three, directors on board.

The cast had fine actors involved including Adam Trese, Elizabeth Olsen, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor Ross. Elizabeth Olsen did a good job and it doesn't hurt that she is nice to look at.

Interesting camera work on this movie. There seems to be a lot of static shots, that work most of the time. I'm sure that these are choices that the director (s) made and I applaud them for making choices and sticking to them.

This is a story based on a concept that is not very original, but what is important is the execution.

Would I recommend it? I'm not sure if this is for everyone. Some may pick it apart just a little too much. For my, I enjoyed it for what it was.

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