Next in line for the EYG Halloween Horror Bingefest is a film that has inspired several sequels but one that I have never seen. It is director Christophe Gans’ Silent Hill.
Silent Hill is based on a video game, and, after seeing the film, that does not surprise me because the story here is as one dimensional as most video game stories.
Unable to accept that her daughter is dying, Rose (Radha Mitchell) takes her away to a faith healer, looking for answers. However, after passing through a portal in reality, they wind up in a mysterious town called Silent Hill, where the daughter immediately disappears.
From here we get dark, hate-filled characters and ugliness galore, albeit visually impressive. Very little makes any sense and the dialogue is video game level, at best.
I found this to be a total bog to trudge through and I have very little if anything to say positive about this. I found Silent Hill to be an extremely unwelcomed experience and it certainly did not inspire me to watch any of the list of sequels that followed it.