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Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

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When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

Director:

M.J. Bassett (as Michael J. Bassett)

Writers:

M.J. Bassett (as Michael J. Bassett), Laurent Hadida (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adelaide Clemens ... Heather / Alessa
Kit Harington ... Vincent
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Claudia Wolf
Sean Bean ... Harry
Radha Mitchell ... Rose Da Silva
Malcolm McDowell ... Leonard
Martin Donovan ... Douglas
Deborah Kara Unger ... Dahlia
Roberto Campanella ... Red Pyramid
Erin Pitt ... Sharon / Young Alessa
Peter Outerbridge ... Travis Grady
Jefferson Brown ... Detective Santini
Milton Barnes ... Detective Cable
Heather Marks ... Suki
Rachel Sellan ... Mannequin Girl
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Storyline

Sharon Da Silva believes that she is on the run with her adoptive father because he killed a man in self-defense when she was young. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, living under the alias of Heather Mason, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Sharon discovers he has been protecting her from a religious cult called the Order of Valtiel. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever in a place known as Silent Hill. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and disturbing images, some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Canada | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Hill 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,023,036, 28 October 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,529,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,302,796
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Kit Harington, fashion model Heather Marks, and the theatrical film debut of Erin Pitt. See more »

Goofs

In the first film, Dark Alessa states that she brought Rose to the town because "this dream of life must end, and so too must the dreamers within it", and that it is "the end of days", making it clear that she wants to use Rose to kill the last remaining members of the cult. In Revelation, there is still a large group of cultists living in the Otherworld, who are even seen walking about town and leaving their mentally ill in the asylum. It is not possible that Alessa would not have known of their existence, and this makes the entirety of the first film meaningless. See more »

Quotes

Vincent: Never build on a ancient Indian burial ground! I thought everybody knew that.
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Crazy Credits

The "Davis Films" logo turns into the Otherworld as the iconic siren from Silent Hill is heard. See more »

Connections

References Silent Hill: Downpour (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Innocent Moon
Written and Performed by Akira Yamaoka
Courtesy of Konami
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Too Short, Underdeveloped
29 October 2012 | by jhelin0436See all my reviews

The first half of the film was great. It was creepy, it was suspenseful, and it was almost scary (speaking as someone who considers most scary films to be dull and silly). The film did a good job of summarizing the first, and the 3D was generally well-done. So where did this film fail? Well first, the character relationships were extremely superficial, to the point where it felt like they were tacked-on or unrealistic. Some of the character motivations were also underdeveloped and made the characters come off as stupid or just hard to relate to, especially towards the end. The characters take a while to actually enter Silent Hill, and when they do the film quickly devolves from creepy moments to explaining the story, which is not particularly compelling. Obviously, the film makers had to work within the context of the original while trying to tie it into the third game, but so much of the film was devoted to characters explaining the plot that it made the film feel somewhat dull. Think of the old adage "show, don't tell". The film was overly short, and it seemed as though this was the central problem. 20 more minutes to SHOW the plot, interspersed with a few more creepy scenes, and this film could have easily surpassed the original. Alas, the director chose to keep the film succinct, and the result is that it feels rushed and the last ten or fifteen minutes feel more like a cheesy action movie than a horror film. As I said, with twenty more minutes of footage, the film could have easily been one of the scariest movies of the last 10 years, and could have had believable characters and a more expertly revealed plot. Instead, we're left with a decent movie with a few good scares.


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