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Silent Hill (2006)

R | | Horror | 21 April 2006 (USA)
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A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

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Christophe Gans

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Roger Avary
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Radha Mitchell ... Rose Da Silva
Sean Bean ... Christopher Da Silva
Laurie Holden ... Cybil Bennett
Deborah Kara Unger ... Dahlia Gillespie
Kim Coates ... Officer Thomas Gucci
Tanya Allen ... Anna
Alice Krige ... Christabella
Jodelle Ferland ... Sharon / Alessa
Colleen Williams Colleen Williams ... Archivist
Ron Gabriel Ron Gabriel ... Old Mechanic
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Sister Margaret
Derek Ritschel Derek Ritschel ... Young Police Officer
Amanda Hiebert Amanda Hiebert ... Gas Attendant
Nicky Guadagni ... Distressed Woman
Maxine Dumont Maxine Dumont ... Christabella's Aide
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Storyline

Sharon Da Silva wakes up every night screaming about "silent hill". Pursued by a police officer suspicious of her motives and swerving to avoid another child her adoptive mother crashes the car knocking herself unconscious. When Rose Da Silva awakens to find her adopted child is missing, she searches the fog and ash blanketed town for her beloved daughter. Written by Pel Par

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Canada | France | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Centralia See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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| (Special Edition Blu-ray) (Canada only)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Radha Mitchell was so impressed by 10-year-old actress Jodelle Ferland's handling of three different characters (Sharon Da Silva, Alessa Gillespie and Dark Alessa) that she decided that Jodelle was her new favorite actress. See more »

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When the deformed creature comes out from behind the wire gate and begins to walk over to Cybil and Rose, Cybil puts her left hand up onto her gun twice between shots, before beginning to shoot it. 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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In Canada, there is rumored to exist an extended cut of the film which runs approx. 132 minutes. It is also said to be the full uncut version of the film itself, which to this day, has never been released outside Canada. This version, being the full version of the movie that was filmed contains longer, sometimes more explicit scenes, more disturbing features (as well as extended scenes that explain everything unlike in the American Theatrical Cut) that was possibly all cut to prevent an NC-17 rating in the USA. See more »

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A patient, intelligent, atmospheric horror film that doesn't go for cheap scares
13 October 2006 | by Potty-ManSee all my reviews

I have been a fan of the first game since it came out. As with most video game adaptations, I expected this to be a piece of sh#@. Instead, I got an atmospheric, haunting thriller that slowly creeps into you and doesn't let go.

True, the game was scarier. Way scarier. And there was something appealing about the vagueness of the story - the fact that it was never fully explained. And some parts (especially in the third act) could have been edited down and made more intense. And I wasn't fully convinced by Radha Mitchell's acting. But seriously, folks, this goes above and beyond your standard fare horror flick.

Speaking visually, the film is breath-taking. Some of the best conceptual designs I've ever seen. The creature's design and effects are top notch. Pay attention to one very creepy scene that revolves around a flash-light. It is brilliant.

The score is perfect. Disturbing and melancholy at the same time, just like the themes the movie explores. It has depth and its meanings are relevant to our current existence.

One thing I wanted to see used more was the radio static that signifies when a monster is approaching. That was to me one of the scariest elements of the game, since you knew the monster is close, and yet you couldn't see it. Also, with such a tightly woven, dense atmosphere, some boo moments could have been super scary, although the movie doesn't use them. That is a plus and a minus. The result is more sophisticated, refined, working more on psychological horror rather than shock value. On the other hand, on a superficial level, the film is not as scary as it could have been.

To conclude, a very pleasant surprise. Hopefully this is not the last we've seen of Silent Hill.


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