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Silent Hill (2006)

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A woman goes in search for her daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

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A little girl who doesn't get enough sleep wakes up every night screaming "silent hill." One day her mother, driving through a thick fog, loses her daughter in a parallel world which hell itself would just not tolerate. Through all those atrocities and lack of trust, her daughter is living the biggest nightmare of her life. Written by Pel Par

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images, and some language | See all certifications »

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21 April 2006 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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£991,687 (UK) (21 April 2006)

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$46,982,632 (USA) (16 June 2006)
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Trivia

Silent Hill's college visited by Rose is called Midwich. Midwich is the fictional town of Village of the Damned (1960) and John Carpenter's 1995 remake, both based on the original novel "The Midwich Cuckoos" written by John Wyndham and published in 1957. See more »

Goofs

The image of West Virginia on Cybil's arm patches is backwards. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rose Da Silva: Sharon! She's not here! Oh, God. Christopher, can you see anything? Sharon! Sharon!
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The first segment of the ending credits plays out much like the ending credits of the games. See more »

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Referenced in Silent hill: entre deux mondes (2009) See more »

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Theme of Laura (SHF6)
Written and Performed by Akira Yamaoka
Courtesy of Konami
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A very surprising, dark and gruesome movie!
21 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You have to approach any movie adaptation of a video game with extreme trepidation. Think of the other corkers we've all caught on TV in the past: Super Mario Bros., Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil. Stinkers, one and all. Doom was vapid, but at least got close to the source material.

So what about Silent Hill? The movie opens with music lifted straight from the game itself - in fact, the entire movie contains original tracks from the game as well as some remixed score. Just as it was a fantastic and brooding background when playing the game, it works very effectively on screen.

As for the film itself, the story is a composite of story elements from the first and second games, but the final act is a monstrous and highly original thirty minutes that kept me guessing (as well as being completely grossed out). Indeed, the violence is pretty gruesome.. clever mixtures of CGI and fully made-up monsters which really add to the foreboding atmosphere.

At first, I felt nervous watching this.. not because of the visuals (which are absolutely SPOT ON.. I've never seen ANY movie adaptation that is this close to the source material.. all the comic book movies from the past few years still stray furiously).. but because of the weak opening. After I'd resigned myself to the fact that the movie was going to be disappointing, I was pleasantly surprised as soon as the main character Rose gets to Silent Hill itself. If you're a fan of the game, you won't be disappointed. If you're a horror hound, you'll love the creatures and the visuals. If you're expecting a deep movie about the relationship between estranged mother and daughter.. you're in the wrong theatre.

Highly recommended. Best horror movie I've seen in a long time.


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