February, time for hearts and flowers and chocolates and giant cuddly teddy bears…and strange, scary other dimensions with monsters and a town haunted by the past. I love watching horror movies with friends, so join me for this month’s live-tweet of Silent Hill.
As I searched through my movies, this one called to me. It’s been too long since I’ve enjoyed the descent into the madness of a town haunted by secrets. We all need creepy nurses, Pyramid Head, and the rage of a little girl. Based on the horror video game, Silent Hill was released in 2006 and directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary, Christophe Gans, and Nicolas Boukhrief.
Rose (Radha Mitchell) and Christopher (Sean Bean) Da Silva’s adopted daughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) has been having nightmares about a town called Silent Hill. 30 years ago, a coal fire drove the people from the town, leaving it to the elements, to the smoldering heat.
Done with watching her daughter struggle, Rose decides to act and takes her daughter to the abandoned place, hoping for a cure.
SURE IT WILL.
Only there’s a car crash, and, when Rose gains consciousness, Sharon is missing, gone, poof. Like any good mother, Rose journeys into the foggy dimension of the ash-covered town of Silent Hill to find her. What she finds, or what finds her, threatens her life and sanity.
Secrets haunt the place, a terrible past that has to do with Rose’s daughter, and maybe not knowing would be better.
I love the tone of this film, the creepiness, the creatures. The story evolves as we travel through the town with Christopher in reality while Rose faces another dimension.
The tale of Alessa strikes with tears and terror.
Join me on Twitter on Friday, February 16th #SilentHill. Fill a bowl with chocolate or popcorn, turn out the lights, and press play at 9 EST.