This visually stunning flick is based on the video game and as you probably know by now, this genre has been doomed ever since the thing was tried for the first time with dreadful Super Mario Bros. Granted, the premise was kinda fucked up and I think that only someone really talented can make that movie happen. With Silent Hill, the objective was much clearer and the crew did their job superbly. They dissected the game and then found the elements that can be successfully integrated into a horror movie. The whole vibe with the excellent and creepy atmosphere are the main things in it, I mean you are going to feel like you are actually there, in Silent Hill. And I must tell you right now, the feeling is quite frightening and nauseating. At this point I must stress out the fact that you don’t have to know anything about the video game to enjoy the movie. They are separate art forms of the same concept.
Rose Da Silva is a mother of troubled child, but her real troubles will start when she arrives at the spooky town of Silent Hill, where she will be faced with many challenges. I clearly remember one of the main creatures in the flick doing something that permanently remained in my mind, I will not reveal it, but if you check out the movie you might figure it out. Its atmosphere is a mixture of reality, dreams and nightmares all mushed into a town of Silent Hill. The imagination of the creators and the talent of the director created a masterpiece that will be long remembered in the halls of the horror movies.
Director: Christophe Gans
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Tanya Allen
Fun Stuff: There were a total of 165 sets and locations used for the film.