Elizabeth Olsen Gave Us 88 Minutes of Nonstop Terror Before The Avengers
Olsen played the Final Girl in a real-time horror film where nothing is as it seems.
While filming the 2011 independent horror thriller Silent House, Elizabeth Olsen experienced nightmares. "We incorporate one [of my dreams] into the film,"
she explained to IndieWire. "It was really, really disturbing." It's easy to see why for a variety of reasons.
Silent House, inspired on Gustavo Hernández's 2010 Uruguayan film La Casa Muda, accomplishes its stylistic notion far too effectively to be dismissed as "just a gimmick movie.
The married team behind 2003's horrifying survival thriller Open Water, Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, shot their low-budget sophomore film in the style of Alfred Hitchcock's Rope: a narrative styled as one continuous shot.
utmost advantage – if wisely restrained as necessary. Silent House's real-time technique complements and strengthens its plot, especially in an era when found footage was already oversaturated. Sarah,
Olsen's character and the film's protagonist, suffers from ongoing psychological trauma in ways that are not completely revealed until the film's conclusion.
Silent House captures those horrible experiences and relays them to the audience using traditional film techniques — and Olsen is the film's hidden weapon.
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