Well it’s time to continue with some reviews, I have posted my top ten of the year, so far, and now comes the fun part of seeing if anything is good enough to knock anything off that list.
Silent House, was directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, who also did the screen play, based on a film by Gustavo Hernandez. It stars Elizabeth Olsen (no relation), as a young lady who is helping her dad, played by Adam Trese, and her uncle, played by Eric Sheffer Stevens, clean up a house they are going to sell.
That sounds pretty scary, doesn’t it. Well let’s add in the fact that there is no electricity and so they carry around lamps to light their way, and it’s an old house, so there is lots of creaking and cracking. And much like the title suggests, as the house begins to become silent, is when all the craziness begins. And because this is shot in one continuous shot (OK, so it wasn’t shot in one take, but they did an amazing edit job to make it look like one shot), that even adds a little more tension, as you are not given much time to catch your breath.
This is one of those movies I had wished I had seen in the theaters to really get the whole experience, but I can say that watching it on my computer, in the dark, I was still pretty freaked out throughout the movie. Elizabeth did a great job in this film and she continues to prove she has some great talent and I can’t wait to see more of her in the future. Now, on the other side, I have to say that Eric, did not do such a great job in the acting area. Like I said before I was pretty freaked out and terrified during the movie, but like most people, I would have to say that the final few minutes, that sort of explain what was going on, that kind of ruined it a little for me.
But if you are in the mood for a good horror movie, that plays with your mind more than trying to use gore to scare you, this is a perfect choice. Turn off the lights, turn the volume up and prepare for a fun ride.
And that is going to wrap up this review, and I am not sure what is going to be next, have a few older movies I want to see. So just stay tuned for whatever is next.
Until next time, go out and see a movie