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Silent House (2011)

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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.

Directors:

Chris Kentis, Laura Lau

Writers:

Gustavo Hernández (film "La casa muda"), Laura Lau (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Olsen ... Sarah
Adam Trese ... John
Eric Sheffer Stevens ... Peter
Julia Chan ... Sophia (as Julia Taylor Ross)
Adam Barnett Adam Barnett ... Stalking Man
Haley Murphy ... Little Girl
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Storyline

Sarah as she and her dad go to their lakeside retreat to pack things up, as it's being sold. Her uncle also helps out.getting the place ready. When her uncle leaves to get an electrician to check the wiring, Sara hears noises sees what she believes 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 sinister going on. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La casa del miedo See more »

Filming Locations:

New Rochelle, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,661,234, 11 March 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,555,230, 8 April 2012
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Elle Driver, Tazora Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the three films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2012, along with The Devil Inside (2012) and Killing Them Softly (2012). See more »

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

Quotes

Sarah: Come on, don't be shy!
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Wonder Why
Written by Rob Ritchie
Performed by Maritime Analog
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People are far too critical of this film
19 October 2012 | by laurencecarpenter90See 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!


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