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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Silent House

Silent House is a horror film that is presented as one continuous shot.  I'll say now that this was probably one of the most effective elements of the film.  The film flows seamlessly and you almost forget at times that it's a non-stop shot (though I managed to spot a couple of the invisible cuts).

This is a film that is more about building tension than having constant jump scares.  The film gets very suspenseful at times and, with the constant action, there is no quick release for the tension.

If there is one criticism that I have, it's that by the time the third act comes around, I have pretty much figured out where the film is going.  However, in the end, it was only a small nitpick about what was otherwise a quite suspeseful horror film.

8/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).