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Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

Old 03-09-12, 05:01 AM
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Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

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Sarah is a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.

Running Time is 88 Minutes


I saw a few trailers for this and it looks interesting. Glad it's an R-rated horror movie and not some PG-13 nonsense. I'm a sucker for R-rated horror. Anyone seeing this? Is it really supposed to be in real-time, according to what the trailer says?
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

I'm gonna watch this tonight. Looks promising.
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

I'll probably check this out sometime soon but the "real time" gimmick has me a little worried.
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

Saw it last night. It had some cool spooky moments and a cool scene with a polaroid camera. They're some tense moments and the movies moves at a brisk pace. The one shot thing was cool but doesn't come off gimmicky. And quite frankly what I liked about it is that you felt like you were there and counldn't get away. There was no editing shots or fade to black to give you a moment to relax and think.

The end is a bit of a
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Scooby Doo ending
but it kept my interest throughout mainly because of the isolation you feel cause the house is a boarded up and has no power.

Take a chick to see this and she will be all over you....
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Shit, absolute shit.

That said I really liked the first half or so but then it falls apart probably more than any movie I've ever seen. The groans in the theater after the movie ended were quite loud.
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

I liked it up until the reveal.
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

I'll rent it. I have the original version and think it rocks.
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

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I'll rent it. I have the original version and think it rocks.
Any links on where to buy the original?
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Larry C.
Any links on where to buy the original?


The DVD is available from Amazon and the Blu-ray is available on Amazon UK, but it's region locked.


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http://www.amazon.com/The-Silent-Hou...1568904&sr=1-1

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silent-H...1568922&sr=1-2
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

SPOILERS!

The ending discussed and deconstructed in detail by the directors:

http://ossuary.best-horror-movies.co...ectors-Spoiler
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

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Shit, absolute shit.

That said I really liked the first half or so but then it falls apart probably more than any movie I've ever seen. The groans in the theater after the movie ended were quite loud.
Agreed. The wife and I saw this one today and both hated it. It started off well enough but completely fell to shit as it progressed.
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

I saw this tonight.

I enjoyed it for the most part. It was a pretty decent low budget horror movie. Very suspenseful and a good performance by Elizabeth Olsen.

However, I was a little disappointed with the big reveal that:

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Sarah was molested as a child by her father and uncle. And the terror and fear she experienced for the 1st hour of the movie was part of her imagination having a second personality to cope with the abuse.


I wish they would have gone a different direction more closer to The Strangers from 2008. That movie, which had a somewhat similar idea, scared the shit out of me.

I'd give this a B-
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by DJariya

However, I was a little disappointed with the big reveal that:

Spoiler:
Sarah was molested as a child by her father and uncle. And the terror and fear she experienced for the 1st hour of the movie was part of her imagination having a second personality to cope with the abuse.

I believe that
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just her father molested her but her uncle knew about it and didn't do anything to stop it. Which I think was implied by the fact that in the movie when he comes back to "save" her he takes her right back into the house.


I could be wrong though.
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

Saw this tonight and thought that the original was much better than the remake.

Remake - 2/5
Original - 4/5
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Re: Silent House (2012, Director: Kentis/Lau, Star: Olsen) -- The Reviews Thread

Oh, and the remake sucked ass.

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