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There have been no less than nine different video games to bear the name of Silent Hill since the first chapter arrived in 1999, and by this point it's safe to say that the Konami franchise has built up a pretty strong fan base for their endless horror series -- but only one movie so far. By comparison, Capcom's Resident Evil, which debuted three years earlier now boasts 23 game releases and seven movie adaptations, if you're including the animated ones, but that franchise offers numerous beautiful women who kill zombies, whereas Silent Hill just has ... the world's creepiest town. The first movie arrived via Christoph Gans in 2006, and while it's a bit longer than any video-game-based horror flick has any right (or need) to be, it still holds up as a rather impressive visual display on unpleasant eeriness.
So how's the sequel?
Not very good, unfortunately, and I say that as »
- Scott Weinberg
Is Sean Bean a has been in this latest clip from Silent Hill: Revelation 3D? The film sees Heather Mason and her father on the run since the strange evens that befell their family six years ago. Moving from town to town trying to escape evil forces isn’t the best way to lead your life. The following clip shows a paranoid Heather thinking she is being followed, but once she calls her dad for help, it is he who is in danger. Director of British horror/fantasy films Deathwatch (2002), Wilderness (2006), and Solomon Kane (2009), Michael J. Bassett takes over direction, and with his track record it seems as though he can conjure up an entertaining sequel. I absolutely despised the first film, so I can but hope we get something different this time around.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Bassett is a nice guy; I took him to a press screening of Hard Candy back in the day, and he enjoyed it (I think). In any case, I have faith in Bassett, but I'm not sure why Solomon Kane turned out as outlandishly as it did; perhaps it's just a silly, outlandish story and there was no getting around that?
This just-releases clip from the upcoming (in October 2012) Silent Hill: Revelation at the 2012 Sand Diego Comic-Con actually shows what will probably end up being my favorite part of the movie. These »
Bassett - who previously helmed Deathwatch, Wilderness and Solomon Kane - spoke with us about the challenges of filming in 3D, the new monster we're going to see in the film, his preference for practical effects versus digital and the level of violence the story offers.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is slated for an October 26 release from Open Road Films.
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The first time we got to see the trailer for "Solomon Kane" was during 2009 Comic-Con. Unfortunately, the film never got a domestic release. And today, we have a brand new trailer, which states that the movie will finally appear in theaters on September 28th and on VOD on August 24th. Check out the trailer below. Plot: The heroic story of a savage warrior in 16th Century England who seeks redemption for a lifetime of sins by renouncing violence to live a life of purity, only to find himself compelled to pick up his sword once again to vanquish a growing evil. The story is based on a character created by Robert E Howard, the legendary writer behind "Conan" and "Red Sonja." The movie is written and directed by Michael J. Bassett (Deathwatch, Wilderness). Trailer: »
5 items from 2012
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