Apparently Elizabeth Olsen likes a good challenge. She solidified herself as a rising star in the harrowing psychological drama Martha Marcy May Marlene and now she’s opted to put herself through nearly 90 minutes of pure horror in Silent House. She stars as Sarah, a young woman helping her father pack up their family’s lakeside retreat. It’s all stuffing away old memories and trying to fix the bumps and bruises the house endured over the year until Sarah hears a noise that’s definitely not coming from the aging foundation.
Forget the fact that running around screaming for a full feature is downright exhausting; the cast and crew of Silent House had their work cut out for them moreso than most because the film takes place in real time, in what appears to be a single take. No, they didn’t really shoot the whole film in one shot, but it still required an incredible amount of planning.
Check out what Olsen had to say about the shooting process, her rise to the top and how it felt to be the butt of Seth Rogen’s jokes at the Independent Spirit Awards. Also, if you’re looking for a serious scare, be sure to catch Silent House when it hits theaters on Friday, March 9th.