La Casa Muda 2011 is a Uruguayan found footage horror flick with more gimmicks than William Castle. This rush-to-production cash-in-cow American remake replicates the dishonesty. ‘Real terror in real time’ is an allusion to the purported one-shot-cinema – which is a blatant lie. ‘Inspired by True Events’ is a fabrication that could apply to The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 (à la Kourtney and Kim).
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Osmonds Olsens plays the lead. Elizabeth made a lot of noise for her role in Martha Marcy May Marlene 2011. That film is American independent cinema at its most torpid. If Elizabeth Olsen is the new indie it-bit the good news is she will gravitate away from horror. The bad news is Silent House 2012.
Silent House is released March 9 in the US.
The original La Casa Muda is available on DVD in the US and UK. It is the Uruguayan select for the Academy Awards 2012.
As opposed to what?
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