January 12, 2008

...Silent Hill (2006)

Silent Hill is an excellent filmization of the Edgar Allen Poe quote,

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden and Alice Krige head a strong cast in this female-centric horror film (the protagonists and the villians as well as some of the monsters are women) that was, surprisingly, based on a video game. Although confusing at times, the denouement does make sense without relying on plot holes, the monsters are horrific, and director Christophe Gans has created, in the burning town of Silent Hill, an excruciating picture of hell that would, at times, seem all to real - if I actually believed in it.

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