Sunday, November 20, 2011

"The Silent House" Movie Review

Now I can say I've watched a horror flick from Uruguay.  Anyway, there isn't a whole lot to review in this film called "The Silent House."  I respect the filmmakers attempt to shake off the POV camera/shaky camera effect for something more original.  The camera is basically following the girl throughout the whole movie, either from behind her or beside her, so it feels like you're actually her.  From that standpoint, very interesting idea.  What this film seriously lacks is substance.  I don't want to give the plot away (what little there is of it), but you're in a house with the girl hearing things and seeing things and generally wondering what the hell is going on.  The movie is JUST that, really, a girl walking about a house.  This movie fails to keep the movie watcher engaged once the truth behind what's going on is revealed.  The real problem is it could've been an interesting short film, but as a feature length film, it gets boring.  Now don't get me wrong, this movie had seriously potential.  It's not shot poorly, and the filmmakers seemed to know what they were doing.  The problem, there isn't much that actually happens.  To say anymore gives away the entire store and the point of this film.  I give it a "C" grade.  Could've been good, though. 

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