I count myself amongst the few that enjoyed 2006′s Christopher Gans-directed and Roger Avary-written ‘Silent Hill.’ Those video games were fun to watch as horror-spectators, much like Resident Evil, but unlike Resident Evil, the ‘Silent Hill’ movie actually used plots from the ‘Silent Hill’ video games. There was a horrible siren that said: “Here comes some crazy, hellish stuff!” pulled directly from the video game and watching Rhada Mitchell look for her lost daughter in a world caught between desolation and Hell.
I was also living in London in 2006 when that movie came out and since it was George W Bush years, I was pretty isolated and doing a lot of reading, sometimes of Gothic fiction.
Which is why I’m one of the few people looking forward to ‘Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.’ I think it could be that atmospheric weirdness that the first one was, even if Michael J. Basset (Deathwatch/Solomon Kane) has taken over writing and directing duties.
This sequel follows Heather Mason (Aussie actress Adelaide Clemens) who is approaching her 18th birthday. Her father Christopher Da Silva (Sean Bean reprising his role from the first film) disappears on the eve of her birthday and she starts experiencing freaky “Return to Silent Hill” visions. Her friend Vincent (Kit Harington, who looks like he’ll get another shot at saving Sean Bean after getting sent to The Wall in Game of Thrones Season 1) accompanies her to Silent Hill where – it’s not in the trailer, but seems important – she will reunite with Rhada Mitchell’s protagonist, whose fate was the big question mark at the end of the first Silent Hill.
Looks like it could be intriguing. Before you trash schlock that comes to make money on Halloween, remember that up until recently, I would have been writing about a new, pointless SAW movie.
At least this looks like it’s pulling from Silent Hill 3 and not itself (I’m looking at you, Milla Jovovich)