Friday Flick: Silent Hill: Revelation

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SilentHillOfficial Description: Return to a place of insanity and blood-curdling chills in this shocking sequel to one of the most surreal and gruesome horror films ever created. Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have always tried to stay one step ahead of the malevolent forces intent on their destruction. But on the eve of her 18th birthday, a dangerous revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in a nightmarish landscape forever. Based on the hugely popular video game series and written and directed by Michael J. Bassett (Deathwatch), it’s a psychological trip into absolute terror unlike anything you’ve ever known.

Unofficial Description: I never saw the first Silent Hill movie, but I wanted to.  Alas, it’s not available for streaming via Netflix, so there’s a chance I never will see it.

A few years ago, I was still into PC Gaming and went looking for something different.  My cousin was also interested in getting into gaming, and he has a very particular taste, so I was sort of feeling some stuff out to recommend.  His taste?  Horror movies.  So, Silent Hill felt perfect, but I decided to try it myself first.  I think it was Silent Hill 2, or maybe 3 – I know it came with the soundtrack for the game.  Anyway, I played it.  I played the hell out of it.  It was beyond creepy.  It had a Hellraiser vibe to it.  I did end up recommending it to my cousin, who loved it.  I think it may be the only video game he has ever played.

When they make movies based on video games – let’s be honest here – they suck.  The same is true for video games based on movies.  So I went into this one prepared for it to disappoint me.

It didn’t.

This flick achieved the right amount of creepy.  The transitions from ‘real world’ to ‘Silent Hill’ were perfect.  It took me right back to the game.  When the main character, Heather, turns a corner and she’s in a run-down, dark corridor with people being tortured, I jumped.  I remembered that from the movie, those transitions.

Another shoutout for whoever did the makeup/monster effects, because, damn.

Is that Jon Snow?

Is that Jon Snow?

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Did the plot make sense?

Of course not.

Was it still fun and creepy to watch?

Yep.  Don’t forget to turn off all the lights first, though…