First UK Trailer for Uruguayan One-Shot Horror 'The Silent House'
"What's going on in this house?" Before the Open Water directors release their remake of this exact film, I'm happy to feature the official UK trailer (via Trailer Addict) for Gustavo Hernández's The Silent House, or La Casa Muda, a Uruguayan horror movie shot entirely in one very long take. They used a Canon 5D to film the experiences of a father and his daughter at a "haunted house" in only one take. I saw this in Cannes last year and thought it was pretty good, but not as scary as I was hoping, and the big twist (which I won't spoil) isn't that great of a payoff. But that said, this is one of those flicks you've got to watch just for the technique.
Watch the official UK trailer for Gustavo Hernández's The Silent House:
The plot of La Casa Muda is based on a true story that happened in the late 1940's in a village in Uruguay. It focuses on Laura - who intends to leave a house which hides a secret, unharmed. Laura and her father Wilson settle down in a cottage they have to renew since its owner will soon sell it. Everything seems to go smoothly until Laura hears a sound coming from outside that gets louder and louder on the upstairs floor.
The Silent House is directed by first-time Uruguayan filmmaker Gustavo Hernández, from a script by Oscar Estévez. The cast includes Florencia Colucci as Laura and Gustavo Alonso as her father. This premiered in the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes last year. As far as I know, this still doesn't even have a US distributor.