Motion Picture Purgatory: Silent House
Silent House is one of those films that came and went from theaters in the blink of an eye - so fast, in fact, we practically forgot about it already until Trembles sent in this week's Motion Picture Purgatory review for it!
Sarah returns with her father and uncle to fix up the family’s longtime summer house after it was violated by squatters in the off-season. As they work in the dark, Sarah begins to hear sounds from within the walls of the boarded-up building. Although she barely remembers the place, Sarah senses the past may still haunt the home.
Filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau once again confront the face of fear in this enthralling psychological thriller. Impressively captured with a continuous camera shot, Silent House tracks the growing panic of its enigmatic lead, Elizabeth Olsen, who’s trapped in an unnerving nightmare. Never ones to be limited by a challenging production, Kentis and Lau mastermind a truly unique horror experience with immediate intimacy and unsettling terror.