Based on a true events occuring in the late 40's in a small village in Uruguay, THE SILENT HOUSE - LA CASA MUDA is groundbreaking horror filmed in one single continuous shot of seventy eight minutes. The film centers on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house which hides an obscure secret, unharmed. 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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Reminiscent of the breathless right-behind-you tension of Ils (Them), full of playful reveals and made all the eerier by Hernan Gonzalez's classically ominous score.William Goss, Film.com, 05.08.2011
[An] occasionally jolting but largely unconvincing Uruguayan horror flick...Philip French, Guardian [UK], 04.09.2011
Cranks up the tension with fluid, choreographed camera moves and unnerving off-screen sounds.Nigel Floyd, Time Out, 04.05.2011
There's no doubt about it: this is a smart, scary film and a technical tour de force with its own skin-crawling atmosphere of fear.Peter Bradshaw, , 04.07.2011