Watch: New Trailer for US Remake of One-Take Horror 'Silent House'
"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.
Reader Feedback - 19 Comments
Looks pretty cool.
Killer CLOWN on Jan 5, 2012
Jericho on Jan 5, 2012
A film in just one continuous shot? I... AM... SO... DOWN!
Armeetapus16 on Jan 5, 2012
The original hid it's cuts in perfectly placed pans and dark areas. I have a feeling this will do the same.
Anthony Lopez on Jan 6, 2012
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.
JL on Jan 6, 2012
well of course i am seeing this
Anonymous on Jan 5, 2012
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!
Anthony Lopez on Jan 6, 2012
Not sure if a genuine "one-take-movie"(full length feature) exists? They always have some cuts.
David Banner on Jan 6, 2012
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.
JL on Jan 6, 2012
Wasn't Hitchcock's Rope done in one take? I think I heard that somewhere.
tommyturner on Jan 6, 2012
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).
SamF on Jan 7, 2012
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 =)
littleup on Mar 6, 2012
Think this might have inspired me to track down the original. Wanted to see it since I saw the preview a while back.
Delvis Crasho on Jan 6, 2012
Original is pretty boring and definitely not a single take.
Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012
Looks better than the original.
Profoblivion on Jan 6, 2012
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.
Brian Ricci on Jan 6, 2012
Yep, the whole premise is pretty weak.
Petr Dolejší on Jan 7, 2012
After MMMM I will have to watch this
FoxOsiris89 on Jan 6, 2012
wait i'm confused...is this one take or one shot. cause those are two different things.
Shortyrags on Jan 9, 2012
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