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Mar 5, 2009

scenes i love - silent hill

Say what you will, this movie's got its moments. No, really- SAY WHAT YOU WILL.

I wish they'd let me write the sequel.

16 comments:

dreamrot said...

I liked that movie. Not the best thing ever made, but man did it have a great look and a creepy atmosphere.

Sam said...

I'd be pleased if we could get a nice omnibus edition of the earlier games for one of the next-gen systems, or maybe just a downloadable option. For some of that old-school horror-gaming, y'know?

Martin said...

They should have dropped the "real world" part.

B.E. Earl said...

I'm a fan of Christophe Gans, the dude who directed Silent Hill, so I was expecting a bit more from it than I actually got.

But I have to agree...it had it's moments. I just wish there were more of them.

Knarf Black XIV said...

I for one have always wanted to see a Silent Hill 2 adaptation where they expand the story beyond James Sunderland.

Sort of Solaris meets Silent Hill.

Al Bruno III said...

I really liked this movie quite a lot and I think it holds up pretty well on multiple viewings as well.

Is it because of the
source matieral? If it hadn't been a videogame first would it be judged any more harshly than say THE BEYOND?

Also: I would have loved a sequel myself, it could have been Pyramid Head's HELLRAISER II (a good thing and a bad thing I suppose)

Also: I would like to propose a 2 year moratorium on creepy kids in horror films. Let's give other genre trops a try. How about zombie lunch ladies or demonicly possessed Shamwows?

Craig Blamer said...

It's been a while since there's been an Evil Cats movie...

Anonymous said...

"If it hadn't been a videogame first would it be judged any more harshly than say THE BEYOND?"

Yes it would and quite rightly so. I have to admit that it definitely had its moments, but that just made the overall experience worse for me - nothing's more frustrating than a potentially great movie ruined by uneven execution and a weak script.

Dr. Hackenbush said...

I think I'm one of a very few who actually loved the movie, it's not perfect but it all just kinda works for me.

I think the one thing I would fix is to add more Pyramid Head

Anonymous said...

The production design is by one of Cronenberg's regulars: Carol Spier. So, of course, the look is fantastically creepy.

girlonthepark said...

My sister-in-law grew up in the creepy looking town that they filmed this movie in and she said for a lot of the exterior stuff, they didn't need to do a lot because the town is just that ugly.

perching path said...

They really should let you write the sequel. Failing that, they should let anyone other than the guy who wrote the first one write it.
The film had plenty of great moments, but they were all visual. As soon as someone opened their mouth or took any action the atmosphere was shredded.

Laure Eve said...

Just one thing from me. Creepy radiation children!!! Pyramid head!!!

These make it all worthwhile. Though i will agree that the real world people were rubbish.

Corey said...

zombo's closet of horror has a great review of silent hill, written as a letter to roger ebert. i love silent hill, but i'll be damned if that plot makes any sense at all. of course, the plots of the games weren't exactly easy to follow either.

mr-noy said...

Agreed. Carol Spier is the bee's knees in my book.

Considering that Silent Hill is a horror film AND a video game adaption it didn't exactly suffer from high expectations. I was pleasantly surprised when I went to see it.

Joel said...

Preferred the lead up to that scene where she descends the stairs with the siren going off more than the crazy CGI babies, but the sounds effects where pretty effing creepy.