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De Niro Red Lights

Almost six months after the fact, the first releases from this year's Sundance Film Festival are beginning to roll out. One of the most talked about movies from the fest, Rodrigo Cortés' "Red Lights" starring Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy, is scheduled to hit theaters on July 13.

In the lead-up to release of the psychological thriller, we're unveiling four exclusive character posters from "Red Lights." The prints feature head shots of the four leads (De Niro, Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, and Elizabeth Olsen) with teasing phrases, like "What do you think you know?" and "Don't trust your eyes."

Check out the full posters and learn more about "Red Lights" after the jump!

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Pro-tip: if your family owns a summer house that hasn't been used since your early childhood, probably best to hire someone else to renovate and sell it. If you return to this home, chances are extremely high that you'll be the victim of an uninterrupted horror sequence that works out well for approximately no one.

Welcome to "Silent House," the Elizabeth Olsen starring thriller hitting theaters today (March 9). Olsen takes the lead as Sarah, a young woman working with her father (Adam Trese) and uncle (Eric Sheffer Stevens) to patch up their old vacation house before putting it on the market. But one fateful evening in the all-but-abandoned home leads Sarah to realize that the house isn't so silent after all, and that some terrors are truly inescapable.

Keep on reading for five reasons to check out the fright-fest this weekend.

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"Silent House" is not the first movie featuring a lone female protagonist fighting unknown horrors, trapped in a house she can’t get out of, unable to call for help -- it’s not necessarily new, we get it. But the way "Silent House" is filmed goes a long way towards altering the type of scare the audience receives from every scene -- something that star Elizabeth Olsen was quick to elaborate on when she talked to MTV News.

"I think what’s cool is that we can’t frame up a shot and then you know something’s going to happen, like the wind’s going to blow or an open curtain or a window or the curtain will just start blowing," Olsen said when asked how "Silent House" is set apart from its horror peers. "You don’t have those moments where you can assume what’s going to happen next because everything’s discovered in the moment because of the way we don’t edit things together."

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It’s hard to be stuck in a house that you can’t get out of, especially when there’s a bloodthirsty intruder on the loose. It’s even harder when all of the power is shut off and you’re basically a prisoner in the dark with nothing but a piddly lamp to light your way and keep you from stumbling over a number of things -- boxes, chairs, your father’s unconscious body, and more. But such is the peril of Elizabeth Olsen’s character in "Silent House," and the hardship she must endure while looking for a way out.

In this exclusive photo, we see Olsen in the reflection of a mirror, holding one of those lamps and looking quite scared as she makes her way through the house. It’s only vaguely familiar territory for her, as she hasn’t been to the family lake house in a number of years, unlike the malicious presence who’s on her trail.

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Elizabeth Olsen is the only star of note in "Silent House," carrying almost the entire film by herself after her character’s father is injured very early on. With so much resting on her shoulders, she had to be locked in at all times, especially during the film’s ultra-scary parts where her feelings basically become the audience’s. Speaking to MTV News, Olsen was candid about how she got into the proper state of mind for those "scared as sh--" moments.

"I keep saying I have a very fatalistic imagination but I guess when I’m filming, all I think about is how close the enemy is," she said. "So the closer I feel them coming, that’s kind of the pole for how I measure things."

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The unbroken shot that makes up "Silent House" is a unique visual gimmick, but there’s another big factor at hand: the close camerawork that almost never leaves Elizabeth Olsen’s side, giving us an intensely personal perspective throughout the film. As harrowing as that camerawork is to experience as an audience member, it doesn’t compare to how it must’ve felt to film it firsthand.

Talking to MTV News, Olsen tried to explain how the filming process broke down, and how comfortable she was with the closeness by the end of shooting.

Asked how close the camera was, Olsen stuck her hand out about a foot away from her face. "The DP [director of photography] who shot it, Igor Martinovic, he does lots of documentaries so he’s really good at not getting a shadow or reflection anywhere," she said. "He and I felt like we were dancing together the whole time. It felt like this choreographed ballet."

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Emma Watson

Emma Watson adds another major film to her line-up as she signs to Sofia Coppola's next, "The Bling Ring." Meanwhile, Mike Tyson will be back for "The Hangover Part III," three actors are in talks for "Lone Survivor" and Michael Bay hires a supermodel for "Pain and Gain."

It's February 29, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.

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Is "Silent House" the scariest movie of 2012? That depends on you: perhaps your arm hairs are triggered by something unconventional, like arctic wolves or Katherine Heigl in a wedding dress. But we're going to guess that based on its unnerving visual style, "Silent House" will be the most singular horror film you see this year, well worthy of the hype it's receiving as we head towards its March 9 release.

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be presenting a vault of exclusive material related to the film such as photographs, clips, and interviews with lead actress Elizabeth Olsen and director Chris Kentis and Laura Lau. Today, you can look at a still showing Olsen slowly making her way through the house, lamp in hand, trying to figure out just what’s making all those gruesome noises (which might account for those watery eyes).

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Naomi Watts

Natalie Portman is marking her big return to acting following her "Black Swan" Oscar win with not one but two Terrence Malick flicks. Meanwhile, Naomi Watts has landed the much-coveted role of Princess Diana in a new movie, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep could star in a movie about the making of "Mary Poppins" and John Goodman joins "Trouble with the Curve."

It's February 9, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.

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Red Lights

I’ll say this about “Red Lights,” the Cillian Murphy- and Robert De Niro-starring thriller that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday night (January 20): I don’t think I’ve talked as much with people about a movie after seeing it since “Inception.”

Which is not to suggest writer/director Rodrigo Cortés’ feature (his follow-up to 2010 fest fav “Buried”) is anywhere near as perfectly conceived and executed as Christopher Nolan’s escapade within the dream world. In fact, “Red Lights” is honestly not a very good movie, though it’s difficult to say why without giving away all the twists, turns and what-the-eff moments.

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