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Old 10-23-2011, 01:23 PM
The Silent House

Follows in the gimmicky real-time POV footsteps of Spanish horror gem [Rec], but with one distinct difference – director Gustavo Hernandez gets it done in a single take (or several, give or take some possible edits). Though once you get past that astonishing experimental feat – and especially so when you know its trade secret going in – the film itself is standard bump in the night fare. Which is not necessarily a bad thing when this one has some excellent examples of milking tension to the max, but the characters are so poorly drawn and the ending tackier than the dilapidated house the movie’s shot in that the atmospherics become that much more important. And there’s only so far that that can take a movie if it has glaring flaws in other areas.

-> 6/10