Silent Hill : Revelation is another sequel from Silent Hill that had been released in 2006 . This horror movie received many feedbacks , mostly about the storyline . Honestly , I felt that there’s a few adjustment to made if you want adapt the video game into a movie .
Yet , I’m not the director AND not a fan of this game (sooner or later, I will though ) . Things I love about this movie, the monsters – very unique and marvelous creations . They have certain ‘advantages’ , that make them ‘a commercial value’ .
But our main topic here is not how I reviewed this movie- we’ll get plenty of them – but how much truth behind this movie ?
From what that I’ve saw in the movie , is the location is quite horrific . Well, of course there’s no place with exact physical scenery like the movie , but the ‘Silent Hill’ inspiration may come from a small town called Centralia. It was abandoned and considered as ghost town for the Pennsylvania authorities already revoked the ZIP code for Centralia .
Why Centralia ? A peace town , with tragic history. The coal mine in the place was burned and the fire had burned in a very long time . Evacuations already been proceeded but a few ‘stubborn’ folks wants to stay there .
This was a world where no human could live, hotter than the planet Mercury, its atmosphere as poisonous as Saturn’s. At the heart of the fire, temperatures easily exceeded 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Lethal clouds of carbon monoxide and other gases swirled through the rock chambers. — David DeKok, Unseen Danger: A Tragedy of People, Government, and the Centralia Mine Fire (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986)
Today , the fire had moved and the air quality is as good as Lancaster County . Now that’s how the background that ‘Silent Hill’ tried to present . While the name ‘Silent Hill’ really ticks people to their nearest cinemas , I hoped that the sequel will be as good as the first one .