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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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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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Kentis and Lau faced countless challenges while attempting to capture all the natural sounds featured in the film. First off, Olsen had to be followed through the house by an entire crew of people (among them the cinematographer, camera operator, and supporting performers), all of whom made disturbances as they ran after Olsen through the house. Try as they did to muffle the noise of their feet and equipment using all manner of footwear and padding, nothing worked. Worse, the co-directors abandoned every attempt to fix these scenes using ADR, as they felt Olsen's performance in the recording booth wasn't nearly as convincing as the breathing, panicking and screaming she unleashed during the 3 week shoot. Instead, they had to subject the audio to rigorous editing and mixing. They also didn't rely on a lot of foleying work in the studio since, again, the sounds captured in the actual house were more authentic. Then there was the house itself, which lay beneath the flight path of one of the busiest landing strips at LaGuardia Airport. Sound proofing the house was easy enough but, as a direct result, dampened the acoustics of the rooms. See more »

Goofs

(at around 58 mins) John's shirt is lifted and the cord from his on-body microphone is visible See more »

Quotes

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

References Russkiy kovcheg (2002) See more »

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Wonder Why
Written by Rob Ritchie
Performed by Maritime Analog
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Good one
30 March 2012 | by TopekaLassSee all my reviews

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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