An impressive exercise in sustained tension, Chris Kentis and Laura Lau’s single-shot horror remake Silent House
is nevertheless a frustrating experience due to the fact that the duo compromise the original film as much as they improve on it.
Their summer cottage vandalized by squatters during the off-season, Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen), her father John (Adam Trese), and her uncle Peter (Eric Sheffer Stevens) begin the laborious process of cleaning the place up to put it back on the market. Shortly after Peter leaves, however, noises from deep within the house hint that Sarah and her father are not alone. Now the deeper Sarah ventures into the derelict buil...