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"SILENT HOUSE"
(2012) (Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Extreme
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Horror: A young woman experiences increasingly creepy and ominous events when she ends up trapped in her family's shuttered lake house.
PLOT:
Sarah (ELIZABETH OLSEN) is a young woman who's helping her dad, John (ADAM TRESE), and uncle, Peter (ERIC SHEFFER STEVENS), clean out their abandoned and long-shuttered summer lake house. The windows have been boarded up and extra locks are on the doors to keep out vandals and squatters, and the three must work by flashlight and other such lighting sources as the power has been turned off as have the phones.

It's been years since Sarah visited the place and thus she can't seem to remember Sophia (JULIA TAYLOR ROSS) who stops by for a visit, commenting on their shared childhood together. They agree to get together later that night, but when Sarah goes back inside, strange things start occurring. With Peter away for a while, Sarah has her dad explore the house for the potential source of odd sounds she's heard.

John ends up badly injured, and from that point on, things quickly go downhill as Sarah ends up by herself with one or more strangers seemingly being in the house, with her locked in and repeatedly having to hide from them.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into suspense-style horror films and/or might be fans of anyone in the cast, it's possible they might be interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For disturbing violent content and terror.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • NOTE: SPOILERS ARE INCLUDED IN THE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW
  • ELIZABETH OLSEN plays a young woman who returns after a long absence to her family's long-shuttered summer lake house to...


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