The Silent House Offers Up Terror in One Continous Shot

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Florencia Colucci in The Silent House (2010) Movie Image

Straight outta Uruguay comes the claustrophobic horror outing “The Silent House,” a film which claims to be the first horror movie executed in one continuous shot. This proclamation is funny considering director Robert Archer Lynn made the same claim when he released “Deadbox” onto the indie horror scene over three years ago. Regardless, “The Silent House” looks pretty interesting despite its lofty declarations and the trailer’s overall lack of coherence. I’m very curious to see how well this idea is presented on-screen.

Here’s a handy plot synopsis, courtesy of Arrow in the Head:

First horror film to play as one single shot for 72 minutes. Laura and her father Wilson settle down in a cottage that seems to be off the beaten track in order to update it since its owner 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 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.

No word as to when, exactly, “The Silent House” will reach the rest of the world, but you can satisfy your curiosity by investigating the clip below.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • qklilx

    Looks like it’s claiming to be the first horror film shot in a single take with a “photo camera” whatever that means. Looks all right though. :D

  • qklilx

    Looks like it’s claiming to be the first horror film shot in a single take with a “photo camera” whatever that means. Looks all right though. :D