A to Z – Silent House
Last October after watching all the movies on TV before Halloween, I got the idea to do an A to Z on horror movies. I also have a story premise in the back of my head involving horror movies, so this fits into my research for that. So I’m going to talk about random horror movies.
First, I am no film critic, just a person who likes horror movies. And second, some of the posts may contain spoilers. So you have been warned.
Silent House (2011)
IMDb Summary: Trapped inside her family’s lakeside retreat, a young woman finds she is unable to contact the outside world as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.
Cheese factor: low
Gore factor: low
Creep factor: medium
Could it happen? nope
So I got the movie from the video store. Sounded familiar, but you know, I’ve been looking at a lot of video’s lately. Took me about 20 minutes into the show before I remembered I’d seen it. Not a good sign.
The movie has a terrific premise, and it could’ve been really good, but I wanted to tear my hair out. I complained about Quarantine, that I didn’t like watching movies that are so dark you can’t hardly see what’s going on. Hello, Silent House director. Half a movie in the dark does not a good movie make.
Okay, I didn’t go through and time it all, but I figure that about ¼ of the movie was between too dark to see much and the blackness. Not just darkened… total blackness. The girl spends a lot of time running around the creepy house, feeling her way around cause she can’t see. And she’s freaking out cause stuff is happening. Stuff you don’t ever see. That totally annoyed me.
Sorry, Silent House, you get the thumbs down. And I’ll make sure I never get this one again. For a 3rd time.
One other time I rented a movie I’d already seen. Another horror. A totally cheesy bad horror that had an appealing cover—which was why I grabbed it. Have you ever started watching a movie and then realized you’d already seen it?
Other S movies I recommend: Stag Night and Saw: don’t watch if you can’t handle gore, Scream: loved this, Sinister: an interesting psychological horror, the last scene is the best, The Strangers: creepy, creepy, creepy, The Shining: another Stephen King classic