The Silent House
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Laura and her father Wilson settle down in an old farmhouse to make some repairs and update it prior to its sale. But after they spend the night there, things start to get strange. Laura hears a sound that gets louder and louder on the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs, waiting for her father's return.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Reminiscent of the breathless right-behind-you tension of Ils (Them), full of playful reveals and made all the eerier by Hernán González's classically ominous score."
‑ William Goss,
"A quick, fluid, scary tale that makes up for in quiet chills what it lacks in slam-bang craziness."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"The catch of this Uruguayan horror film is its structure, one continuous shot that takes us through a perplexing tale of disturbance, murder and madness."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Ambition can definitely detract from a project's bigger picture. The Silent House actually thrives on is aspirations."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"Hernández certainly deserves kudos for making such a good-looking film for no money, but budget limitations are no excuse for sloppy, nonsensical writing."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Cranks up the tension with fluid, choreographed camera moves and unnerving off-screen sounds."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Até consegue criar um ou outro momento memorável, mas, de modo geral, é tristemente medíocre, jamais fazendo jus ao preciosismo técnico com que foi concebido."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"has found a way not only to suggest a gimmick successfully carried through, but also to weave that gimmick into a richer thematic tapestry."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"...a passable cinematic experiment that does reward the viewer's patience on a relatively consistent basis."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"[An] occasionally jolting but largely unconvincing Uruguayan horror flick..."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"If this one-shot approaches imposes a strict unity of time and place on Hernandez's film, nonetheless the story will prove to be no more straight than the house is silent"
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"A remarkable exercise in atmosphere and suspense."
‑ Mar Diestro-Dópido, Sight and Sound
"The stylistic angle comes off as a gimmick used to occupy the viewers' attention and keep them from stopping to think about how flimsy the script is."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"The image of its heroine standing in silhouette in a doorway, unsure of whether to cross over, is quite simply the most iconic horror image of the year."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"The chief wonder of this horror, directed by Gustavo Hernández, is that it was filmed with a digital camera in one single shot."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
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