Monday, April 16, 2012

The Silent House (La casa muda) (2010)

Director: Gustavo Hernández. Cast: Florencia Colucci, Abel Tripaldi, Gustavo Alonso. 86 min. Uruguay. Horror/Thriller.

Remade last year in the US, so obviously, I watched the original. A teenager stays with her father in a dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere, and as weird things start to happen, she realizes there's no way out. The beauty is in the technicalities: similar to Hitchcock's The Rope, almost the entire film is one single shot. There are some true horror moments here, but there's a sudden twist at the end, and the last 10 minutes become extremely sadistic, and psychotic. Despite plausibility problems, it's not a bad movie - just that I wouldn't recommend it.

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