A Silent House. A Silent House is a thriller directed by Chris Kentiss and Laura Liu, starring Elizabeth Olsen. The film was released in the United States on March 9, 2012. Based on true events that took place in rural Uruguay in the 1940s, the film tells the story of a young woman who is haunted by nightmares and driven into a state of madness. What it's about: Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) experiences an unusually scary night at her family's vacation home by the lake, including what kind of terrible torture she has been subjected to, because she is completely cooped up in this increasingly scary house, which means that Sarah has no way to get anything from the outside world. But cameras follow her wherever she goes, especially as she tries to make sense of memories from her past, and she shudders with fear as she discovers that there is another mysterious person in the house besides her, and apparently approaches her silently. Sarah walked out of the hut on her own, but with each step she got closer to its secret.