Due in theaters October 26th, just days before Halloween, comes Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, the sequel to 2006′s Silent Hill. Directed by Michael J. Bassett, this horror flick is based off one of the sequels to the popular survival horror video game franchise of the same title. Hopefully the film offers something interesting.
Step Inside the Horror…
Although I’ve never played the video game, I was very disappointed in Silent Hill and consider its 125 minute running time as 125 minutes I’ll never get back. Luckily, the trailer for Silent Hill: Revelation strives to one-up the original. Besides the return of Sean Bean from the first film and of Game of Thrones fame, the film doesn’t rely on A-list actors, but features several lesser known names. Australian actress Adelaide Clemens portrays high schooler Heather who comes home from school one day to find her father missing all while she ends up in a boatload of trouble.
The confused Heather enters a new dimension filled with weird demon-like elements and back-to-back hallucinations. Although the first film featured the more established French director Christophe Gans, Bassett not only helped direct the film, but also aided in screenwriting process. Hopefully that’ll garner some more believability in an otherwise fantastical film.
Silent Hill: Revelation comes from Open Roads Films, who’ve also delivered The Grey and Silent House. The young company’s only been in business since its first film, Killer Elite (2011). When a film is adapted from a video game, the audience members are not always your typical movie goers, as they can often expect precision in cinematography. To those used to moving freely in a game setting, it can be disheartening for the camera to choose your path and destination, but that’s also part of the beauty of cinema. The 3D element will help satisfy both the gamer fandom and horror-movie buffs.
The new trailer features developed graphics that could be even more eye-popping in 3D. Hopefully, the sequel garners a better critical reception than Silent Hill, although I don’t know what kind of competent storyline can follow with success.
Find out for yourself in the new trailer for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
‘Silent Hill: Revelation’ 3D Movie Trailer