Saturday, October 15, 2011

'The Silent House' presents horrors in one long take

Posted By on Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 7:53 AM

This sounds pretty cool: the Uruguayan horror film The Silent House, screening at GSU's Cinefest beginning Monday, presents the tale of a young woman and her father who spend a night at a dilapidated cottage, only to be increasingly frightened by mysterious phenomena. The twist is that director Gustavo Hernández filmed the movie in a single take, in what could be South America's answer to The Blair Witch Project. To quote the Wiki page:

La casa muda was shot in real time in one continuous 78 minute take, with no cuts. It is one of only a handful of theatrically released movies to be shot in one continuous long take, and it has been billed as the first ever single-take horror film, though this claim is the subject of some dispute. With a budget of just $6,000, it was filmed using a handheld high-definition digital single-lens reflex camera over a period of just four days.

Oct. 17-21, 24. Cinefest Film Theatre, Georgia State University, 66 Courtland St., Suite 240. 404-413-1798. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft.

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