Silent House is a gimmicky film, but it's a really good gimmick. The film takes place in, you guessed it, a house of horrors, and I for one am happy to see these kinds of films making a comeback. I'd had enough of the Saw school of movies, and enjoy being scared rather than grossed out. Silent House separates itself from other films of its ilk by the way it was shot. Elizabeth Olsen stars as a girl helping her dad and uncle clean out the family's lake house. When her dad disappears, she finds herself in the house with someone, or something. The film is edited together, but looks like it's one long take. Taking place in what seems like real time, the filmmakers take out of their hands the quick cutting that most horror films today are built on, and here is where they got me. By not cutting away, they've created a tension that just keeps building and building. You know it's a horror film, and you know, at some point, something is going to happen, but it takes forever, and I never relaxed. That's a good thing. This also proves that the praise Olsen has been receiving lately is worth it. The camera is always on her. There are no cut aways so that she can get ready for the her next reaction. We go through all of the emotions she is going through, and she never drops. She's just really, really good. While the end was a bit of a bummer, the rest of the film really kept me on my toes, and the filmmakers should be praised for coming up with something completely different.