Released in cinemas on 4th May the American remake of Silent House already has people talking and from the trailer we can see why.
Fresh from her role in the critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene, Elizabeth Olsen is Sarah, a young woman who becomes trapped in her family’s summer retreat and is forced to confront sinister goings on as she is unable to contact the outside world.
In Silent House, Sarah, along with her uncle and father, prepare their long-time family summer home, recently violated by squatters, for sale. But broken windows and cracks in the plaster are the least of their problems when they discover they are not alone and there’s more than just mold concealed behind the walls. Over the course of 85 harrowing minutes, their idyllic isolated retreat is transformed into a site of horror as the family’s past returns to taunt then terrorize them, exposing a hidden and distorted history.
Silent House, a re-imagining of the Uruguayan film La Casa Muda, is told in real time in one continuous take, just as Sarah sees – and experiences – it.
Silent House is released in cinemas on 4th May 2012. Watch the site for a full review and check out the trailer below: