No time was wasted in developing an English-language remake of Gustavo Hernández's 2010 movie "The Silent House," the first horror film shot in real time in one continuous take.
This new one employs the same gimmick, and it's directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, the husband and wife team behind the terrifying "Open Water." Like that ocean survival tale, "Silent House" is also purportedly based on a true story, which happened in Uruguay in the 1940s.
It follows a young woman named Sarah and her father as they spend the night at a spooky old house they're supposed to repair the next day. What follows is a relentless 88 minutes in which the two are terrorized by… somethin'.
If you're gonna follow one actress around with a camera it might as well be one as talented as Elizabeth Olsen, who got a stack of glowing reviews and awards for her role in "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Though she's often contrasted with her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, we don't think "Silent House" has much in common with "Full House," unless it turns out Bob Saget is the killer.