Excerpt: Adding itself to a large pool of blu ray horror movies, Silent House tries to do something different by making this film "one continuos take". Meaning that the camera was rolling continuously from the beginning to the end of the movie. Is this for real? Well it seems real but who know. I am here to review the actual film.
Excerpt: Oh well i just finished watching this movie and i gotta say i'm not very impressed at all. The story for me was a little confused and mish mash don't get me wrong i know what the story was saying but the execution of the story telling was a bit rubbish for me. And for the disc itself i was not very impressed with the picture quality or the audio quality to be honest although the sound was slightly better than the picture.
Excerpt: just finished this movie and elizabeth olsen is great in this movie, she was great in martha marcy may marlene also, i think she is a great actress and deserves more roles, the story of the movie was great, because you didnt really know what was going on until almost the end, i can see myself watching this movie more than once, amazing, the PQ on the other hand was not that great, blacks were not too dark, colors muted , you can see some vertical lines when the camera...
Excerpt: Silent House is now on Blu-ray and DVD and is about a woman who is helping her father and Uncle clean up a house. But she soon starts to realize someone may be trying to hurt her and her father. This is a “One Shot” movie. Meaning that the camera never turns off for the 85 running time. However the movie was shot in 12 minute takes and was edited together. The main actress is Elisabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marleen) she is one of my favorite up and coming actresses.
Conclusion: A gripping and tense horror with good direction. Trying to add a clever twist didn't work and the ending is poor. Shame, as the tension and suspense was well balanced with a great performance from the lead.
Good idea, great performance but pacing all wrong.
24 May 2012
Conclusion: Silent House is an American remake of a 2010 Uruguayan film. Supposedly shot in one take, the films lets you follow 90 minutes of horror that happens to Elizabeth Olsen's character, Sarah. Sarah and her Father are clearing out an old house prior to selling it when Sarah's father disappears and she finds herself trapped in the house with someone after her. The idea of having this play out in one take with just one camera is a novel twist and for the most part works.
Conclusion: must admit i'm not normaly a fan of this style of production, however the film did manage to both hold my attention and produce several moments of tension. the formula - a large dark house,unwelcome noises, doors once open--closed. 'sarah' is in the house with her father, the task to clear out the rubbish so it can be renovated for sale.