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Real Fear In Real Time - The Silent House Trailer
By James W, Wednesday 23rd March 2011

The Silent HouseBased on a true story that happened in the late 40's in a small village in Uruguay. Filmed in one single continuous shot of seventy eight minutes, La Casa Muda (The Silent House) focuses on Laura, who, second by second intends to leave a house which hides an obscure secret, unharmed.

As the PR states, "The Silent House is a different independent film in its genre, filmed with a digital camera in one single shot, without any cuts and in real time. It's the first horror film in the world that discovers fear without tricks in one sequence of 78 minutes. It's also the first feature film that was completely filmed with the digital camera Canon Mark II. This camera offers extraordinary possibilities as it can shoot in high definition real full HD video, it transcends the limits of photography."

Laura and her father Wilson settle down in a cottage they have to renew since its owner will soon put the house up for sale. They will spend the night there and repair the following morning. Everything seems to go smoothly until Laura hears a sound that comes from outside and gets louder and louder on the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs on her own, waiting for her father to come down.

It will come as no surprise to learn than an American remake is in production. Look out for The Silent House in cinemas from April 8th and below is the rather captivating trailer.
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