A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
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
It is notable that Dahlia is immune to the dangers of the Fog World and the Otherworld. This is because Dahlia is the mother of Alessa, who controls these worlds, and is still loved by her, or as Rose says, "Mother is God in the eyes of a child." See more »
Early on as Rose is chasing Alessa/Sharon through the deserted streets of Silent Hill, she is seen passing by outside an open garage door. The camera is located inside the garage looking out. There is a blue sedan (Plymouth Valiant?) seen on the opposite side of the street. The sedan is sitting in front of a number of other garages.
Immediately after, Rose is seen passing the same blue sedan and garages this time with the camera located behind her looking down the street in the direction of her travel. See more »
Rose Da Silva:
Sharon! She's not here! Oh, God. Christopher, can you see anything? Sharon! Sharon!
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The Davis Films logo is engulfed in fog and ash instead of the traditional sky. See more »
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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