Friday, October 31, 2008

13 Nights of Hallowe'en: Night #13 Silent Hill

Here it is finally, Hallowe’en! What better choice for a
Silent Hillmovie can there be than one that is a horror among horrors? This one is amazing. Tonight I present to you “Silent Hill”. The film stars Radha Mitchell who was in “Pitch Black” and most recently seen by horror fans in “Rogue”? In a smaller part is Sean Bean who was in “The Dark” and here’s a connection to a previous night, “The Hitcher”. I’d also like to point out Kim Coates who I always remember from my favourite Amityville sequel, “The Amityville Curse”. Then we can’t forget to mention Alice Krige who the sci-fi fans know as the Borg Queen from several different parts of “Star Trek”, and us horror-philes know from the likes of Stephen King’s “Sleepwalkers” and Peter Straub’s “Ghost Story”.

“Silent Hill” is directed by Christophe Gans who directed “Brotherhood of the Wolf”. “Silent Hill” is a movie based on a video game series. Usually this isn’t such a good thing but Gans and all of the film staff prove that a good movie can come from a game. Silent Hill’s setting was inspired by an actual real world location called Centralia in Pennsylvania where coal in the ground caught fire and has burned for over forty-five years. This turned the place into a ghost town. What better place for the supernatural run wild as seen in “Silent Hill”? The movie borrows parts from the first two video games and is chock full of gruesome monsters that can be as bizarre as they are frightening. This is the real deal in horror and I can only imagine how hair raising it is to the casual horror fan.

Mood: festive.
Music: This is Halloween by Danny Elfman off of The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack.

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