Watch: New Trailer for US Remake of One-Take Horror 'Silent House'

January 5, 2012
Source: Yahoo

Silent House Trailer

"Witness these true events in real time…" Not to be confused with the original Uruguayan film this is based on, The Silent House, this is the remake. Open Road Films has debuted the official trailer on Yahoo for Silent House, filmmakers Chris Kentis & Laura Lau's US remake, starring up-and-comer Elizabeth Olsen. This remake was made in the same style, presenting the film as one long non-stop take, which Yahoo dubs "real time", though one-take or one-shot is a better description. It's a lengthy trailer and shows a lot, but it's a good tease for horror fans. And more time for Olsen in the spotlight. The Silence will Kill you!

Watch the trailer for Chris Kentis & Laura Lau's Silent House, via Yahoo:

You can also download the new Silent House trailer in High Def from Yahoo

Trapped inside her family's haunted lakeside retreat, a young woman (Olsen) descends into madness…

Silent House, the US remake, was co-directed by American filmmakers Chris Kentis & Laura Lau, of the horror films Open Water and Grind previously. It's based on Gustavo Hernández's 2010 Uruguayan film La casa muda. Produced by Elle Driver & Tazora Films, this premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as a late entry last year. Open Road Films is releasing Silent House in limited theaters starting March 9 this winter.

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  • Killer CLOWN
    Looks pretty cool.
  • Jericho
    .............ok sure...........
  • Armeetapus16
    A film in just one continuous shot? I... AM... SO... DOWN!
    • The original hid it's cuts in perfectly placed pans and dark areas.  I have a feeling this will do the same.
    • JL
      I'd prefer to see an action film one-shot.  Something like that one long war-torn-street/slum building scene in Children of Men.  Not constant action for 1 1/2 hours, but something like 16 Blocks, or 3:10 to Yuma, without cutting to other scenes and other characters.
  • Anonymous
    well of course i am seeing this
  • The original was alright.  I'll give this one a shot.  The only thing that took me out of it was how it was shot in a third person view and not first person but still had that handheld camera look.  They said it was a continuous take but you could tell where they had cuts if you were paying attention. If you really want to see a movie with no cuts try "Timecode"  that one has 4 scenes playing out at once!
  • David Banner
    Not sure if a genuine "one-take-movie"(full length feature) exists? They always have some cuts.
    • JL
      I've never heard of a genuine one-shot myself.  It's feasible.  Think about what you would get if you took a camera to a stage play, but the stage sprawls out quite a bit more.  They would ideally have one day of true filming, but they would spend months rehearsing.  The problem is, if one mistake is made, they might have to start all over. That is unless they could edit that error in post with visual effects or overdubbing.
    • tommyturner
      Wasn't Hitchcock's Rope done in one take?  I think I heard that somewhere.
      • SamF
        Rope was done in like ten long takes, because they couldn't film as one continuous shot due to technological constraints at the time. Hitchcock wanted it in one shot, so he did it as close as he could. Russian Ark is done in one take, which is a film to be watched if you appreciate the skills needed to do something like that, but it isn't the most captivating film. Still, worth it for the beautiful camera work and sheer ballsiness in doing it (took 3 takes and they had a time crunch).
      • littleup
        Rope was fit onto ten or twelve reels, don't remember which. They hid the cuts by having characters walk in front of the camera, blocking the view with their jackets.  There's a single cut in there, genially placed. It's pretty startling =)
  • Delvis Crasho
    Think this might have inspired me to track down the original. Wanted to see it since I saw the preview a while back.
  • Anonymous
    Original is pretty boring and definitely not a single take.
  • Profoblivion
    Looks better than the original.
  • You know you're in for a good movie when facebook is mentioned in the first 35 seconds.  The original was great until you find out what's actually going on.
  • FoxOsiris89
    After MMMM I will have to watch this
  • Shortyrags
    wait i'm this one take or one shot. cause those are two different things.




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