I had been postponing watching this movie for some time. I didn’t have much free time lately and I didn’t really Kissanime know what this new terror movie could be specifically about. Now I’m learning that this “Silent Hill” movie is a crossover from a famous video game that I didn’t know about.
In my opinion the screenplay of this new terror movie is kind of simplistic, at least not highly thoughtful, and just written for the sake of the special effects we can see on the movie. Special effects that are, without doubt, remarkable good, transporting the spectator to the realms of reality.
The whole story develops around the mysterious disappearance of a child (Sharon) in a mysterious limbo-like town. When living with her adoptive parents, Sharon had been suffering from insomnia and strange nightmares, even placing her close to death in her latest insomnia episode. This makes her adoptive mother (Rose) look for a solution to her daughter’s ail. And this brings the story to the mysterious town of Silent Hill.
Rose decides to visit this old town that seems to be directly related to Sharon’s past and without much thinking she heads to Silent Hill in the Virginia Mountains, in a region that is famous for its coal mines. Silent Hill is not the exception to this and later we learn that it’s an old coal mining town with a fire burning beneath the surface. But before we learn that, there is a persecution episode between a police officer and Rose. The police is suspicious of Rose behavior and fearing for the child starts a persecution that will end in tragedy. Losing all precaution dictated by the presence of the police officer, Rose decides to hit the road to Silent Hill by all means possible. She feels there can be a cure to her daughter’s ail in that place but as soon as she approaches the mysterious town strange things, far away from any cure, start happening.
A car accident transports us to the end of reality. Rose finds herself “alive” after the accident but she realizes Sharon is missing. Desperate she ventures into the streets of a ghost town with a continuos and tetric ash rain falling on her head. As she walks the streets she realizes she is not alone and strange and bizarre things start happening.
I think if hell exists it must be something very similar to what we can see on Silent Hill movie. You would surely know you are in hell if you heard a sound alarm calling everyone to hide in the interior of an old church full of “Witch Hunters” that pay for their deeds hiding eternally from the darkness fabricated by themselves with their horrible actions. But this is hell, so what happens if you can’t find the church? As Rose could tell, you will experience the most horrible persecution by bizarre, multiform beings guided by the major murderer of the dungeon and that will be hunting for your head as you run among fire and giant cockroaches that scream your name.