Laura and her father, Wilson, meet up at a remote home in order to
ready and renew the property for the seller and his prospective buyer.
After the two settle in for the night, Laura begins to hear noises
coming from upstairs, where they were explicitly instructed not to go.
After waking up her father and convincing him to investigate things
quickly go awry. For the next 80 minutes we follow Laura as she
conducts her own investigation, discovering terrible secrets along the
Wow, more Spanish horror! La Casa Muda’s gimmick is that director
Gustavo Hernandez shot the entire film in one continuous shot. Keenly aware of
this fact I watched very closely to see if he “cheated” and I was
unable to find a single instance where the camera cut away, which is
quite a feat given the confined space where the story takes place and
the horrors that are uncovered. Unlike the recent American remake, La
Casa Muda does not spoon-feed you the “story”. Instead, we are just
as confused as Laura as she slowly pieces together what is going on in
this house of horrors. The closing credits are a must-see as they
reveal the full story. An excellent 5-minute post credits coda raises
my rating a half star.