THE SILENT HOUSE

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
JUNE 26, 2013

Questionable and not frightening in the least bit, “The Silent House” and director Gustavo Hernandez drop the ball with this lacking, wannabe thriller. Most of the time, when venturing back to see the original film that inspired the American remake, you find that it is far superior. Still, in this case, the American version is, without a doubt, more bizarre and more spine-tingling than this unique but wasted concept of the one long-take horror film.

Florencia Colucci and the direction given to her is delivered at a snail’s pace and eventually lands on the scale of watching paint dry. There is no motivation, and her emotions are all over the place, unbalanced, and unwarranted. The after-credits sequence adds nothing to the film, and even at 86 minutes, this film feels far too long. I never guessed that the remake would be better, but I will certainly confirm this—score one for America.

RELEASE DATE
May 16, 2010

DIRECTOR
Gustavo Hernández

WRITTEN BY
Oscar Estévez

STUDIO
IFC Films

NOT RATED

ADVENTURE
DRAMA
HORROR
MYSTERY
THRILLER

86 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Pedro Luque

COMPOSER
Hernán González

CAST
Florencia Colucci
Abel Tripaldi
Gustavo Alonso
María Salazar

PRODUCED BY
Gustavo Rojo

BUDGET
$6,000

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