Silent Hill (15)

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Time Out says

Wed Apr 26 2006

French director Christophe Gans’s adaptation of the Silent Hill computer game is visually inspired and thematically ambitious, yet ultimately uninvolving. Distressed by her adopted daughter Sharon’s sleepwalking and talk of Silent Hill, her mother Rose (Radha Mitchell) drives her there. A former West Virginia mining community now poisoned by gases from an underground fire, it is also permeated by an ancient evil and peopled with disfigured demons, including a pyramid-headed giant, armless monsters and faceless nurses. Aided by motorcycle cop Cybil Bennett (Laurie Holden), Rose tries to unravel her daughter’s mysterious past. Gans’s fluid visuals make fine use of the striking set designs by Cronenberg collaborator Carol Spier and the fetishistic creature designs of Patrick Tatopoulos. Yet the nightmarish imagery, much of it reminiscent of ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and ‘Hellraiser’, is more disturbing than frightening. Scriptwriter Roger Avary’s clumsy storytelling is also problematic, with confusing shifts between the haunted town’s different time/space dimensions.
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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Apr 21, 2006

Duration:

120 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Christophe Gans

Screenwriter:

Roger Avary

Cast:

Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Laurie Holden

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schema

Just watched this movie for the first time. Confusing as hell but it contains the most terrifying imagery - demons, disfiguration, crawling walls and haunted structures - I've seen in any movie in a long time. If you want to be confused and scared out of your wits, this is a great movie. Settle down with your rum and coke and a few side dishes and enjoy the wild ride.

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Just watched this movie for the first time. Confusing as hell but it contains the most terrifying imagery - demons, disfiguration, crawling walls and haunted structures - I've seen in any movie in a long time. If you want to be confused and scared out of your wits, this is a great movie. Settle down with your rum and coke and a few side dishes and enjoy the wild ride.

Danni

My favorite horror movie, It was unlike anything else, stayed true to the first silent hill game, and I couldn't stop watching it. I've seen this movie about 10 times now, and it never gets boring. The storyline, and how it's acted out and the special effects are amazing. I would highly recommend this.

Danni

My favorite horror movie, It was unlike anything else, stayed true to the first silent hill game, and I couldn't stop watching it. I've seen this movie about 10 times now, and it never gets boring. The storyline, and how it's acted out and the special effects are amazing. I would highly recommend this.