Martha Marcy May Marlene was a psychological thriller, she was in this year’s Sundance drama comedy Liberal Arts, and news surfaced today that she’ll be starring alongside Harry Potter’s Tom Felton (who plays Draco Malfoy) and Glenn Close in crime-thriller Therese Raquin.
To go with all of that, she’ll next be seen in Silent House, a horror film with a twist, in that it unfolds in real-time and feels like it’s all shot in one continuous take. We’ve now got some great new images and a new poster, courtesy of IMDb, that show off the darkness that we can expect from the film.
“SILENT HOUSE is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house. Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, SILENT HOUSE uses meticulous camera choreography to take the audience on a tension-filled, real time journey, experienced in a single uninterrupted shot.”
The film is an adaptation of the original Uruguayan film, The Silent House, with Open Water collaborators Chris Kentis and Laura Lau co-directing from a script by Lau, who makes her directorial debut with this.
Olsen has been doing tremendously well for herself in the past year, having come almost completely out of nowhere last year at Sundance with Silent House and Martha Marcy May Marlene to become quite possibly the fastest rising star at the moment. Silent House was received well when it debuted at Sundance, and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it next month.
If you’re reading this in the US, you can look forward to seeing Olsen back on the big screen on 9th March, and we here in the UK will be getting it a week later on 16th March, having just been granted a 15-rating from the BBFC. As the poster says, ‘The silence will kill you.’ I like the sound of that. As usual with these new images, you can click to enlarge.