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The Silent House -- Trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat, a young woman finds she is unable to contact the outside world as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.
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Silent House -- Trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat, a young woman descends into madness.
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Directors:
Writers:
Gustavo Hernández (film "La casa muda") &
Laura Lau (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 March 2012 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Good idea but not scary enough See more (140 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Chris Kentis 
Laura Lau 
 
Writing credits
Gustavo Hernández (film "La casa muda")

Laura Lau (screenplay)

Produced by
Eva Diederix .... executive producer
Thomas Fatone .... associate producer
Adeline Fontan Tessaur .... executive producer
Meir Gal .... co-producer
Lynette Howell .... executive producer
Kristen Konvitz .... co-producer
Laura Lau .... producer
Mickey Liddell .... executive producer
Agnès Mentre .... producer
George Paaswell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Larson 
 
Cinematography by
Igor Martinovic 
 
Production Design by
Roshelle Berliner 
 
Art Direction by
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: LOOK Effects
Mani Trump .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
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
 
Thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing violent content and terror
Runtime:
86 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Germany:16 | Ireland:16 | Mexico:B15 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
The entire movie was shot to mimic one continuous real-time take, with no cuts from start to finish. It was shot in roughly 10 minute segments then edited to hide the cuts.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Blood appears on Sarah's chest and blouse in different places, and different patterns.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wonder WhySee more »

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18 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Good idea but not scary enough, 14 May 2012

Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) is helping her father (Adam Trese) and uncle (Eric Sheffer Stevens) to renovate the family's old lakeside house before selling it. It's a place they have rarely visited in years. Local kids have smashed all the windows and blown the electrics meaning that the boarded up windows let in no light. The only light available is that which comes from a torch or hand-held lamp. While in the semi darkness and after her uncle has left for the day, Sarah hears a noise which her father goes to check out. He never returns. Sarah is left alone in the house with someone or something out to get her and her family and no way out.

The whole film was shot in such a way as that it looks like one continuous shot. I noticed the odd cut here and there but overall the idea is very successful. It genuinely feels as though Elizabeth Olsen is in the house for 85 minutes, running, hiding from and fighting whatever is after her. Using just one camera, Olsen is on screen for about 84 of the 85 minutes and has to carry the entire film. She does so with great aplomb. The one shot idea isn't original and indeed the film itself is a remake of a 2010 Uruguayan film but it's a nice gimmick that is well used.

The house is brilliantly dressed to maximise the creepy feeling. It creaks and whistles and is filled with all manner of sinister fittings from old furniture and toys to large objects under sheets and unknown items half hidden in the shadows. It also feels a little maze like though you get to know your way around as the film progresses. Elizabeth Olsen is dressed in typical horror attire with a tight white vest which shows off her 'ample talents' as well as the blood and dirt she accumulates throughout the film. Her performance is also mind blowingly excellent. She was superb in Mary, Marcey, Marlene and if anything even better here. She starts off a bit slowly but after twenty minutes goes all the way up to eleven where she stays until the final few moments during which she is pushing twelve. She is even better at the end than she was during the rest of the film.

So far, so good then. Unfortunately there are two major problems. The first is that it is nowhere near scary enough. I get scared by everything and I didn't jump once. Don't get me wrong, it's scarier than Dark Shadows but so is my girlfriend in the morning. For a proper 'scary' horror, it didn't produce the scares it needed to. There was plenty of tension but it didn't go anywhere. My second problem is that I worked out part of the twist after about eight minutes and had unravelled everything by the mid point. The film still ended in a satisfying way but I felt where we were heading was fairly obvious. On the other hand, my girlfriend said she thought about it at the beginning but it didn't totally click with her until the end so maybe I'm in a minority.

Overall the film will be best remembered for its clever cinematography rather than for its scares. It's a nice idea but the plot has been done a thousand times. It creates plenty of tension and intrigue but doesn't deliver the final blow. Elizabeth Olsen continues to impress and I look forward to seeing her again soon.

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