Worth Watching: US Trailer for One-Shot Horror 'The Silent House'
by Alex Billington
April 21, 2011
IFC Films has debuted an official trailer for the upcoming release of The Silent House, or La Casa Muda, the original Uruguayan one-shot horror film that was remade with Elizabeth Olsen at Sundance this year. I actually saw the film at Cannes last year and thought it was good (I'm quoted on their website), but I didn't love it. Yahoo has debuted the new trailer and its a solid, thrilling tease that doesn't give away too much. If you're curious to see more from this, check it out, there's still plenty to experience actually watching it in theaters, especially because the movie does indeed unfold in "one-take". Turn off the lights and fire this up.
Watch the official US trailer for Gustavo Hernández's The Silent House from YouTube:
Based on a true story that happened in the late 1940's in a village in Uruguay. 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. Florencia Colucci stars as Laura, and Gustavo Alonso as her father. This premiered in the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes last year. IFC Films is bringing The Silent House to limited theaters starting May 9th.
Anonymous on Apr 21, 2011
the whole "one continuos shot" is appealing, but how inspired is it from the true story? looks creepy, kid ghosts def. amp up the suspense level for me.
rocKKicker on Apr 21, 2011
the "one continuous shot" thing confuses me ... this film is shot on the canon 5D mark ii DSLR ... and those things can only record 12-15min before shutting off and you need to hit record again. My guess is that this is as much one shot/take as hitchcock's Rope where clever pans and black pushins for reel changes are used.
JP on Apr 21, 2011
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Adcoria on Apr 21, 2011
"A new vision"? "As classic as it gets"? It's a fucking contradiction!
buttwagon on Apr 30, 2011
doesnt look too bad. had to stop watching so I wouldn't see all the good scenes.
Anonymous on May 2, 2011
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