The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers – and ignoring the protests of her husband. It's soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she's ever been. It's smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living 'darkness' that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose searches for her little girl, she begins to learn the history of the strange town and realizes that her daughter is just a pawn in a larger game.
|Release Date||:||April 21, 2006|
|Production Company||:||Silent Hill DCP Inc., Davis-Films, TriStar Pictures, Konami|
|Production Countries||:||Canada, France, Japan, United States of America|
|Director||:||Christophe Gans, Pierre Henry, Samantha Timmerman|
|Casts||:||Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Tanya Allen, Alice Krige, Jodelle Ferland, Colleen Williams, Ron Gabriel, Derek Ritschel, Eve Crawford, Amanda Hiebert, Nicky Guadagni, Roberto Campanella, Maxine Dumont, Christopher Britton|
|Plot Keywords||:||monster, mother role, burning of witches, fog, suffering, darkness, sadism, supernatural, revenge, surrealism, gore, survival, good vs evil, blood, another dimension, torture, creature, violence, demon, witch burning, based on video game, dismemberment, religious fanatic, ghost town, sleepwalking, silent hill|
Agree 100% with agentmatheus: This is, hands down, the best VG adaption bar none! Seriously, it truly is like you are living the game. Granted, several characters have been changed, but that's to be expected. (Having a woman as the main protagonist, ensure's the main character is more vulnerable, than if it were a man). The set-pieces with the creatures are even more disturbing than their VG counterparts - I kid you not! The production design is truly superb and you get the feeling that Silent Hill really does exist.
If I had to nitpick, it would be that they didn't include any puzzle elements in the film, as per the game; it could have been cool to have Rose solving some mad brainteaser, but you can fully understand that they didn't include this sort of thing (well, apart from her memorizing the hospital floor-layout), otherwise it could have slowed down the whole pace of the film.
I was so skeptical about this movie, as traditionally, Game-To-Movie adaptations are, let's face it, crap! - But they have completely pulled it off, and I await a second installment with heavily baited breath.
Again, it really is the best horror movie in years! HIGHLY recommended.
Check this film out as soon as you can.