Trailer: ‘The Silent House’ a 79 Minute Single Shot Thriller

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The Silent House (La Casa Muda) directed by Gustavo Hernandez and photographed by Pedro Luque (Ataque de Pánico), is the first Latin America film (and the second world wide) to have been filmed by a photographic camera. It also claims to be the first horror film to be filmed in one single shot using the SLR digital, a Canon EOS 5D Mark and a minimal low budget of $6000. If you’re a fan of Blair Witch Project, [Rec] and Paranormal Activity, you should certainly be interested in seeing this movie. Screened at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, The Silent House generated a tremendous amount of buzz and is said to be based on a true story.

Laura (Florencia Colucci) and her father Wilson (Gustavo Alonso) settle down in a remote cottage in order to renovate it since its owner (Abel Tripaldi) will soon put the house up for sale. They will spend the night there in order to start the repairs the following morning. Everything seems to be going smoothly until Laura hears a sound that comes from outside and gets louder and louder in the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs alone waiting for her father to come down. The plot is based on a true story that happened some time ago in a small village in Uruguay. La Casa Muda focuses on the last seventy eight minutes, second by second, when Laura intends to leave the house which hides a terrible secret and she hopes to leave unharmed.

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