Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (OPEN WATER) return to terra firma for this remake of the "real time" Uruguayan thriller LA CASA MUDA. Their summer cottage vandalized by squatters during the off-season, Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen), her father, and her uncle begin the laborious process of cleaning the place up when noises from within hint they are not alone. Now the deeper Sarah ventures into the derelict building, the further the secrets of her dark past are dragged out into the light. As with LA CASA MUDA, SILENT HOUSE was shot in one continuous take, a production style that allows the viewer to experience the swelling tension of Sarah's horror firsthand as she unlocks a diabolical mystery.
"The fun is in the technique....SILENT HOUSE springs tangy new tricks, and Olsen is a primo scream queen." (Rolling Stone)
"Here again the directors work with an understanding that implication is always more terrifying than visual revelation..." -- Grade: B+ (Entertainment Weekly)
"[I]f you don't mind a quirky twist, there's a lot to like here." (Sight and Sound)
3 stars out of 5 -- "Chris Kentis and Laura Lau prove they're still inventive nerve-janglers....Olsen suffers superbly..." (Total Film)