Remember Christophe Gans‘ adaptation of Konami’s survival horror game, “Silent Hill“? It was – by crikey! – a half-decent video game movie which captured much of the atmosphere of the series and was mostly successful as a movie.
In news that will surprise nobody, this Halloween sees a sequel, “Silent Hill: Revelation“, which promises more murderous faceless nurses, pyramid head psychos, omnipresent urban decay and solid character actors (Alice Krige, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates) doing their best ‘creepy grown-up’ acting whilst rounding on Aussie actress Adelaide Clemens (who’s the spitting image of Michelle Williams).
The movie’s out on October 26th in the US and in perfect time for Halloween in the UK. I’m going to be seeing this at some point, as British director Michael J Bassett has previously brought us the very fine likes of “Deathwatch” and “Solomon Kane”, fun genre pictures which are twenty times more enjoyable than the last few Michael Bay movies. Mind you, so is an ingrowing toenail, so that’s not exactly a recommendation.
Still, it all looks creepy, desperately wrong and is in the new-fangled three dimensions that all the kids are enjoying, so they have my five pounds for a matinée screening.
I’m such a cheap date…