Silent House

(R) ★★★☆☆

Elizabeth Olsen (Sarah) plays the “girl in jeopardy” in this thriller, set in a family’s creaky old lake house that they’re about to sell. A girl, suddenly alone in a boarded-up house in the middle of nowhere. There’s no power, no phone, and someone, something, is in the house with her. Most of what we see is what Sarah can see right in front of her, and Olsen’s talent carries an entire film of extreme close-ups. The directors give away too much in the end, but it’s a worthy horror installment.

Suggested Next Read

Season of the Witch

Music

Season of the Witch

By Jarret Keene

If there’s an It Girl in metal right now, it’s Jill Janus, the blond, statuesque, always half-naked, totally pagan, operatic singer in Huntress. After years as an L.A. rock-nightlife staple, DJ-ing and promoting club shows, she finally formed her own band last year. Huntress quickly signed a deal with monolithic European metal label Napalm, released a sexy fantasy-themed music video (“Eight of Swords”) and is touring the U.S. in support of Spell Eater, her forthcoming debut album (May 8).

DTLV

RunRebs

X
X