Silent House 3.0 stars

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At first, this “old dark house” horror film, shot in one continuous hand-held take, felt like an exercise in pulling focus — the Russian Ark of American horror films. But the end justifies the means, as this boogeyman turns out to be terrifyingly commonplace. Elizabeth Olsen, the most talented Olsen sibling, gives ’80s-era Jamie Lee Curtis stiff competition for the title of scream queen. Chris Kentis and Laura Lau directed this remake of a 2010 Uruguayan film, also shot in one take. 2012.

Scott Marks

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