Saturday, September 27, 2014
Silent House is a 2011 horror movie directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau. It is a remake of the South American horror, The Silent House, which I have reviewed here. It stars Elizabeth Olsen.
If you have seen the original movie, then you will have some idea of the plot. But, if you haven't, I can sum it up pretty quickly for you. Sarah(Olsen) is a young woman who is working on fixing up a large house with her dad, John(Adam Trese) and her uncle, Peter(Eric Sheffer Stevens). There are no lights on in the house, so they have lamps to work by. The house is large and creepy and Sarah hears noises upstairs. They investigate and find nothing, but then her dad is attacked and it becomes apparent that there is someone else in the house with them. Peter has gone off to get supplies and Sarah is alone with her dad. There is more creepiness etc and when Peter returns, she tells him what happened to her dad. He decides to go back inside the house instead of getting help and a story unravels...
It turns out that Sarah has some mental problems stemming from abuse at the hands of her dad. She has remembered what happened and she is out for revenge. Peter knew about the abuse, but he didn't stop it.Sarah kills her dad when he shows his true colours and she spares Peter for some reason and just leaves the house. This movie lacked real suspense in my opinion. It was dull in parts and even though, there were a few jumps, there was nothing here that was amazing or surprising. I guess that it was like the first movie in that way. A woman wandering around a house with a lamp has no appeal after a while. The ending was okay and Olsen was okay, but that was about it.I don't want to be mean, but it just got boring after a while. This one gets a 3/10.
Posted by Amanda at 9:22 AM