SILENT HOUSE aka LA CASA MUDA (2011)
Allegedly based on a true story, film tells the tale of Laura (Florencia Colucci) and her father (Gustavo Alonso) who are going to work on a rundown, isolated house so it can be sold. As they prepare to stay the night, strange noises give the Laura the feeling they are not alone. When she finds her father murdered, a night of terror begins for the isolated and alone woman.
Horror from Uruguay is a creepy and spooky thriller that is also interesting due to it being filmed as if it were one continuous scene. Flick is tensely directed by Gustavo Hernández, who knows how to use his locations well, from a script by Oscar Estévez. There is enough atmosphere and chills to make this an enjoyable horror film, but there are lapses in logic and the end reveal wasn’t that much of a surprise. Still, thanks to the talent behind the camera, it is an entertaining enough chiller for a Saturday night on the couch with the lights out. Much better than the english language remake starring “Avenger” Elizabeth Olsen. Also stars Abel Tripaldi as the house’s owner, Nestor.