Posted on Friday, March 25th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
You might recall that I wrote about a film at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Gustavo Hernández‘s The Slient House which was a haunted house horror film which took place all within one 79-minute continuous shot (read my review here). You might also recall that the American remake premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in January (read Germain’s review here) starring indie breakout star Elizabeth Olsen (the younger sister of the Olsen twins).
Supposedly based on a true story, the film follows a daughter and father who are hired to renovate a boarded-up broken down cottage in a rural area of Uruguay. They plan to spend the night at the house and begin repairs the following morning. But the Teenage daughter begins to hear noises from the upstairs, and that is where this haunted house story begins. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. The trailer gives you a good idea of how the film’s handheld cinematography, incorporating only candles and lanterns to light the location. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.