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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(at around 25 mins) When Sarah is spooked and drops her lantern, the camera operators foot is shown beside the lantern for two frames as the camera operator turns to follow Sarah down the stairs. Evidence in the film shows Sarah isn't wearing the type of shoe shown in the frames. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: Come on, don't be shy!
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Connections

References Rope (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Wonder Why
Written by Rob Ritchie
Performed by Maritime Analog
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very nice indeed
7 June 2013 | by cashman-211-974435See all my reviews

The is only my second review on IMDb but I feel it's important to offset the unduly negative reviews here. I read the reviews beforehand and was put off watching but was actually amazed at how good the film actually is. The film is superior in every way to Open Water, which is also a very good film. I feel a bit for the directors, having made such an obviously great horror film, only to not have it recognised as such. The main actor is extremely good at her job. I have seen virtually every 'woman in peril' movie but the fear experienced by her character is utterly palpable and convincing. The fear of having killer strangers in your house is done better in this film than ANY OTHER film I have watched. Far from the 'real time' aspect not working, it actually works brilliantly and is done extremely well.

PS. and no, I'm nothing to do with cast or makers of this film!! I just like watching good horror films and this is without a doubt a very good horror film.


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