Even though I didn’t see the first movie or play the video game it was easy enough to figure out where this movie was going from the very start. The girl was tormented by dreams. Dad had done something terrible but it wasn’t his fault. Mom was either in heaven or headed for Hell because of something to do with the tormented girl. Then Dad goes missing and just about that time the tormented girl meets a tormented boy and together they go looking for the missing Dad. And of course the first place they go is to the place her father told her to avoid at all cost.
This plot has been played to death ever since movie makers realized that kids love to watch slasher movies. Silent Hill offered nothing new. What I did like was the makeup and special effects. There was one scene with a room full of freaky nurses that I’ll not soon forget.
The very best thing in Silent Hill was Adelaide Clemens as Sharon, the tormented girl. Her acting was well above the bar set for this sort of film. I’d like to see her in a role with a little more meat on it. I’ll have to give this a C+ and I’ve added the plus because of Adelaide’s performance.
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Favorite movie genre: Horror, horror, and more horror. The more disturbing, the better. Period.