Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Film / SilentHouse

Go To


Added DiffLines:

* {{Foreshadowing}}: Her father's overbearing demeanor and joking "If everyone just did as I said, we wouldn't have a problem!" hint at [[spoiler: the dynamic between him and her uncle when it came to abusing Sarah - he was the instigator, while Peter largely looked on and did nothing]].


* ClosedCircle: The house is isolated in the country. The landlines haven't been hooked up. There's no cell coverage. The electricity hasn't been hooked up. The windows are boarded up with plywood. Most of the doors are locked with either padlocks or are older ones that require a key to unlock it from inside.

to:

* ClosedCircle: The house is isolated in the country. The landlines haven't been hooked up. There's no cell coverage. The electricity hasn't been hooked up. is disconnected due to disuse. The windows are boarded up with plywood.plywood due to multiple burglaries. Most of the doors are locked with either padlocks or are older ones that require a key to unlock it from inside.



* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler: Sarah is the one who attacked and hid her father, and is the one who kills her father and her uncle.]]

to:

* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler: Sarah is the one who attacked and hid her father, and is the one who kills her father and her uncle.father.]]


* HauntedHouse: By all appearances, the eponymous house, including mysterious apparitions and bleeding walls.

to:

* HauntedHouse: By all appearances, the eponymous house, including mysterious apparitions and bleeding walls. [[spoiler:Turns out to be a subverted case. All the seemingly supernatural occurrences are a product of Sarah's broken mind as it tries to piece together the trauma she went through.]]

Added DiffLines:

[[quoteright:220:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/silent_house_poster.jpg]]

Added DiffLines:

* MinimalistCast: There are a grand total of four characters in the movie [[spoiler: though depending on how you interpret things it could be as few as three or as many as six.]]


* ActionSurvivor: For the most part, Sarah just runs from one room to the next, acting like any one of us would when being stalked by a killer in a locked house.

to:

* ActionSurvivor: For the most part, Sarah just runs from one room to the next, acting like any one of us would when being stalked by a killer in a locked house. [[spoiler: Except that in this case, Sarah ''is'' the killer.]]



* SurvivalHorror: The film plays out as a live-action version of such, including Sarah's inability to do much other than run away.

to:

* SurvivalHorror: The film plays out as a live-action version of such, including Sarah's inability to do much other than run away. [[spoiler: Subverted, since it turns out she's doing a whole lot more than just running.]]


* TheOner: Unlike the film it is a remake of, it is not a single continuous shot. However, it is composed of only a handful of continuous takes simaliar to the 1948 film [[{{Rope}} Rope]].

to:

* TheOner: Unlike the film it is a remake of, it is not a single continuous shot. However, it is composed of only a handful of continuous takes simaliar to the 1948 film [[{{Rope}} Rope]].''Film/{{Rope}}''.


Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) is staying at a lakeside Victorian house in the country which her father and her Uncle Peter are renovating. After an unsettling encounter with an old childhood friend, she hears a noise upstairs. Her father goes up to investigate it but never comes back. Sarah finds that she's been locked into the house and something else is there, stalking her.

to:

Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) (Creator/ElizabethOlsen) is staying at a lakeside Victorian house in the country which her father and her Uncle Peter are renovating. After an unsettling encounter with an old childhood friend, she hears a noise upstairs. Her father goes up to investigate it but never comes back. Sarah finds that she's been locked into the house and something else is there, stalking her.


Added DiffLines:

* ThePlace: Obviously.

Added DiffLines:

* AntiHero: [[spoiler: Sarah can be seen as a violent example]]


* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Sarah can be seen as either]]



* PayEvilUntoEvil: What happens to [[spoiler: Sarah's uncle and father]] can't really be seen as good, but it can be seen as a valid example of vengeance.


* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Sarah was abused as a child. The film is about her taking revenge on her abuser and, to a lesser degree, on the one who knew but said nothing.]]

to:

* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Sarah was abused as a child. The film is about her taking revenge on her abuser and, to a lesser degree, on the one who knew but said nothing.and took photos and did nothing to stop it.]]


%% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.



%%* [[spoiler: AbusiveParents]]

to:

%%* * AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: AbusiveParents]]Sarah was sexually abused as a child by her father and uncle but has repressed the experience.]]



* AllJustADrea]: [[spoiler:Sarah was abused as a child. The film is about her taking revenge on her abuser and, to a lesser degree, on the one who knew but said nothing.]]

to:

* AllJustADrea]: AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Sarah was abused as a child. The film is about her taking revenge on her abuser and, to a lesser degree, on the one who knew but said nothing.]]



%%* [[spoiler:TheKillerInMe]]

to:

%%* [[spoiler:TheKillerInMe]]* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler: Sarah is the one who attacked and hid her father, and is the one who kills her father and her uncle.]]



%%* [[spoiler: PayEvilUntoEvil]]

to:

%%* * PayEvilUntoEvil: What happens to [[spoiler: PayEvilUntoEvil]]Sarah's uncle and father]] can't really be seen as good, but it can be seen as a valid example of vengeance.



* TwistEnding: [[spoiler:Sarah is the killer all along]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds:[[spoiler: Sarah after its revealed she's the killer]]

to:

* TwistEnding: [[spoiler:Sarah is the killer all along]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds:[[spoiler: Sarah after its revealed she's the killer]]
along]]


%% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.



* [[spoiler: AbusiveParents]]

to:

* %%* [[spoiler: AbusiveParents]]



* [[spoiler:AllJustADream]]: [[spoiler:Sarah was abused as a child. The film is about her taking revenge on her abuser and, to a lesser degree, on the one who knew but said nothing.]]
* [[spoiler: AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: Sarah can be seen as either]]

to:

* [[spoiler:AllJustADream]]: AllJustADrea]: [[spoiler:Sarah was abused as a child. The film is about her taking revenge on her abuser and, to a lesser degree, on the one who knew but said nothing.]]
* [[spoiler: AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Sarah can be seen as either]]



* ForeignRemake

to:

* ForeignRemakeForeignRemake: Of a Uruguayan film.



* [[spoiler:TheKillerInMe]]

to:

* %%* [[spoiler:TheKillerInMe]]



* [[spoiler: PayEvilUntoEvil]]

to:

* %%* [[spoiler: PayEvilUntoEvil]]



* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Sarah after its revealed she's the killer]]

to:

* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds:[[spoiler: Sarah after its revealed she's the killer]]


* TwistEnding: [[spoiler:Sarah is the killer all along]]

to:

* TwistEnding: [[spoiler:Sarah is the killer all along]]along]]
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Sarah after its revealed she's the killer]]

Showing 15 edit(s) of 32

Top