Silent Hill Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Christophe Gans
Screenwriters: Roger Avary, Christophe Gans, Nicolas Boukhrief
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Tanya Allen, Alice Krige, Jodelle Ferland
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 125 Minutes
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf), 2006’s Silent Hill is an adaptation of Konami’s 1999 survival horror video game of the same name. Written by Gans and Roger Avary (Beowulf), the film stars Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black, Rogue) as Rose, a woman searching for her missing daughter (Jodelle Ferland) in the abandoned town of Silent Hill.
A ghost town for 30 years, Silent Hill was the site of a massive coal-seam fire. Now, it exists as a town trapped in a dark dream, occupied by damned souls and hideous monsters. Like the Playstation game, the film incorporates elements of exploration, puzzle-solving, and combat, while building dread through its eerie atmosphere.
For those who are unfamiliar with it, a new Silent Hill game titled Silent Hills was revealed back at Gamescom 2014 in the form of a crazy scary playable demo called P.T. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the game was going to be made by video game legend Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid, Snatcher) and visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak, Pan’s Labyrinth), and star Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints).
The publishing company behind Silent Hills, Konami, isn’t exactly the most popular kid in school these days for a variety of reasons, but one of them is the fact that they ended up canceling the game—a game that already had a massive fanbase excited for it based solely on the playable demo. Throwing it all in the garbage was a stunning and confusing turn of events.
Del Toro spoke about the game recently and shared his thoughts. You can see what he had to say below.
Visionary director Guillermo del Toro (The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth) is teaming up with the legendary gamemaker behind the Metal Gear series, Hideo Kojima, to deliver a new entry in the classic survival horror video game series Silent Hill, and it will star The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus.
Now that’s a mouthful. A mouthful of awesome. You can learn more and watch trailers and gameplay below!
One of the more under the radar movies to show up in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con had to be Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. It’s not that the first movie was horrible, but I don’t think anyone expected to see a sequel made. The Silent Hill panel gave attendees a chance to find out if they should get excited for the new movie not.
The panel started off with two clips from the film. One featured the films heroine, Heather (Adelaide Clemens), facing off against a mannequin monster. The other clip featured Heather attempting to rescue Vincent (Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington) for a group of featureless nurses. The clips captured the feel of the video games, and were at least a little creepy. Unfortunately, the clips were shown without any context, and fell a little flat on the crowd. The 3D in the film looked okay, and the films writer/director Michael J. Bassett said that the film was shot entirely in 3D.
Clicking this it was assumed that it would be a waste of time…and it still very well might be, if it turns out to be bogus somehow.
But at first glance, a slew of comparison pictures seems to indicate that the school in the hit 1999 survival horror video game Silent Hill was in fact the very same school Arnold Schwarzenegger found himself teaching kindergarten at in the 1990 flick, Kindergarten Cop.
There has to be a story behind this somewhere, but it is not I that can tell it. All you need do is continue on over to the other side now to see for yourself.