Silent Hill Revelations, in short, is a movie that plays like a video game that, in fact, is based off of a video game. Now when I say it plays like a video game, I mean that it begins with an insanely forced exposition to get all players caught up in whatever story is necessary for bloodshed. Afterwards, a bunch of wooden characters, who are poorly acted, enter the story at random for no real reason other than to die during impromptu escort missions. There are even bosses regulated to each horror scene.
The story in a nutshell is Silent Hill three. The husband from the first movie, Christopher Di Silva, now going by Harry Mason (Fan service!) after killing a man who was looking to return his daughter Sharon, now going by Heather Mason (Continuity!) back to the infamous ghost town/realm of existence/purgatory Silent Hill. Eventually, Harry is kidnapped with a message in blood left urging Heather to go to the town. Now here’s the part where things get kind of dumb. After reading the special note created by Harry for Heather that explicitly states DO NOT GO TO SILENT HILL HEATHER numerous times, Heather decides to follow her father to Silent Hill. So she she embarks on the journey the with the new guy in her class that just so happens to be cool to drive her to a town he’s apparently never heard of while she is wanted on murder charges. Nothing suspect there…
There’s a jump scare in this movie that’s is literally pop tarts popping out of a toaster. Everybody in the auditorium laughed. Outside of that gem, the scares are pretty generic. Funny thing is Heather’s hallucinations in the beginning were actually far more terrifying than actually being in Silent Hill. The look of the film, I must admit is spot on. If only someone had played the games. For most part characters merely exist to serve a role as evident by the wooden yet surprisingly long-winded dialogue. All in all, it’s just a bad horror movie with a nice gloss of paint over it.
Oh yeah and Pyramid Head, the guy people who’ve seen the first movie would recall ripping a woman’s skin from her body her body at random and throwing it at the doors of a church, spins a carousel.(Fan Service?)