Reviewed by: Steve Warburton
child molestation—child abuse—sexual
father daughter incest
I think I was sexually abused, but I’m not sure. What is sexual abuse, and what can I do to stop the trauma I am facing now? Answer
Does God feel our pain? Answer
Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
|Featuring:||Elizabeth Olsen … Sarah
Adam Trese … John
Eric Sheffer Stevens … Peter
Julia Taylor Ross … Sophia
Adam Barnett … Stalking Man
Haley Murphy … Little Girl
|Distributor:||Open Road Films|
“Experience 88 minutes of fear captured in real time”
I was apprehensive going in, because I was with a friend who gets freaked out at occultic stuff. The “Paranormal Activity” movies give her nightmares, as do those freaky Satanic exorcist films that made a brief resurgence a while ago. I wasn’t all that keen about taking her to “Silent House,” but I did anyway.
What I will say, without giving away anything, is that my friend didn’t have anything to worry about. I figured out the twist, but that’s probably because I’m a veteran film goer. My friend didn’t, and the twist came as something of a relief.
Is this movie offensive? Yes. And it’s also pretty real. We don’t live in heaven, folks, and people are nasty to each other. I doubt something like this could actually happen, but it seems a pretty fit metaphor for the psychological damage that adults can inflict on children.
Violence: Heavy—disturbing violent content and terror / Profanity: Heavy—OMG (4), “Jesus” (2), G-damn, “Oh G_d,” “Oh J_sus,” “f” word (1), and miscellaneous vulgar word / Sex/Nudity: Heavy—scene referencing past sexual child abuse, child abuse photos, frequent cleavage shown
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.