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Silent House (2012) (REVIEW)

Silent House

Though it feels like it's been much longer, audiences have been subjected to marketing campaigns built around the concept of 3D-as-experience since at least 2009. Which is why it was both refreshing and a bit surprising when trailers began to roll out for "Silent House" built not around that now-tired theater gimmick but instead around the concept of "real-time horror." Commercials and materials have been up-front about the fact that the film is presented in one, uncut take.

Horror Headlines: Monday January 24th, 2011

James Wan and Leigh Whannell are the duo that brought you "Saw" and now they've got a trailer for a new film called "Insidious". It's a heartwarming tale of a kid that lives in a house that's having all kind of weird haunted type stuff going on in it. Here's the catch though, it's not the house that's haunted, it's the kid! Dun dun duuuuun!

Last week we talked about our feelings and the fact that there might be an Alfred Hitchcock biopic in the works. Well now we can chat again because there's rumors that Sir Anthony Hopkins is the front runner to play our favorite rollie pollie horror icon. We should also make childish comments about the name Hitchcock and giggle like girls.

"The Silent House" is a movie from Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, the peeps who brought you "Open Water" and today the film's got a clip up on the tubes. Doesn't look like too silent of a house to me! Get it? Cause of the title? It's a pun... or a play on words... or a poem. I don't know.

Is there a video game version of "The Walking Dead" in the works? The world may never know! Wait no, that's wrong. We'll know, we'll know on February 17th when game developers Telltale announce their new big game that's based on a "a just-launched property from the TV and comic book world whose popularity is changing life as some know it." It really could be anything!

In Real People News: 

Finally someone has the guts to stand up to hookers who half ass their jobs! Hubert Blackman recently filed a lawsuit against a call girl service in Vegas after the girl he paid to have sex with ditched out on him after a half hour even though he paid for a full hour. Justice must be served!

Sometimes the stress of being a teacher just gets to be too much and you need to take some time off. Like this second grade teacher in Oakland who went on administrative leave after a number of sex acts, including oral sex, happened in the class while while the teacher was actually in the class. So now second graders are getting further then I did in High School. Nothing depressing about that!

Horror Headlines: Thursday December 30th, 2010

Even though "Death Race 2" hasn't hit shelves yet the good people at Universal are already planning a third installment to the series. I like this kind of confidence in a film. If only more people had the cahones like these guys and the people making all the "Lake Placid" movies then maybe the world wouldn't be in such bad shape right now.

The fellas that brought you "Open Water" will premiere their new film "Silent House" at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The flick is based on a Uruguayan movie and is described as a "descent into madness". In other news I have no idea where Uruguay is and was clueless to the fact that they have electricity there let alone film equipment.

Dear lord I don't want to make thise joke because I assume every other site is doing it but it's just to damn easy. Vincent Pastore of "The Sopranos" and Jasmin St. Claire of a gazillion porn movies plan on staring in a new zombie flick titled "Blood Lodge". You see it's funny because he played Big Pussy and she... well, ya know. Teehee!

Kevin Smith has decided he will only do Podcast and Radio interviews for his upcoming film "Red State" because he can do those from home and he's gotten way to big to travel to any TV studios. And when I say big I mean fat. And yes I am BSing about the second part. So please Kevin Smith, don't deny your fans the chance to gaze upon your giant head and chicken wing sauce stained beard. Don't be so cruel.

In Real People News: 

A man in South Carolina was taken to the hospital after being hit by an SUV while playing a real life game of Frogger. The good news is he still has two lives left so everything should be cool.

And here's a man in Oklahoma City who's being arrested for murder after he shot his wife. Why did he do it? Well apparently the Mrs. and him liked to role play with the gun while doing the nasty. I'm not sure if the gun being loaded was part of the fun but I'm guessing it probably shouldn't have been.

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