The director’s of Open Water, Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, return to horror with their remake of the Spanish real-time horror La Casa Muda (Silent House). The original wasn’t great, but had some great ideas and it would appear from what we have seen so far, that this remake may actually better the original (blimey, did I just say that!)
A new clip has been released which shows star Elizabeth Olsen searching round dark rooms, and the level of tension is terrific. I am also very impressed with the intrusive camera work, so here’s hoping that Silent House delivers. Check out the clip at the bottom of this post.
Elizabeth Olsen stars, and with her cult film Martha Marcy May Marlene receiving superb reviews, she is certainly a BIG draw for this film. The film also stars Adam Trese and Eric Sheffer, and Laura Lau wrote the screenplay based on Gustavo Hernandez’ original.
Silent House is expected to arrive in UK cinemas on 4th May. Check out the full length trailer here
Sarah returns with her father and uncle to fix up the family’s longtime summerhouse 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.
By Matt Wavish