Apparently based on real events, the 2010 Uruguayan film The Silent House has been given an English-language remake by the directorial team behind the low-budget hit Open Water. It's a tightly-wound exercise in fear, lead by a convincing performance by rising star Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene). She plays Sarah, a young woman who joins up with her father and uncle to put the family home up for sale. Inside the boarded-up house, things start to go bump in the night, as floorboards creak, mysterious figures appear and disappear and the house draws Sarah back in to face a dark secret... Apparently shot in one take, but with carefully hidden edits a la Rope, Silent House relies on a hoary old movie cliche towards the end. There's nothing terribly original about it, but that's OK because the film is mostly pure adrenaline. That's something that most horror films seem to lack these days. If you can look past the final reveal, this is an enjoyable and creepy little film.
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