The Bottom Line
- Great special/visual effects
- The actors hold their own in the CG environment
- Tries to do too much
- 'Origins' - Bringing the video game to life on the screen
- 'Casting' - The director and producers discuss how they chose their cast, including Radha Mitchell
- 'Set Design' - Creating the town of Silent Hill
- 'Stars and Stunts' - A behind the scenes look at how the stunts were staged
- 'Creatures Unleashed' - Designing the creatures of Silent Hill to be as scary as possible
- 'Creature Choreography' - Creature movement coordinator Roberto Campanella explains his work
- DVD Release Date: August 22, 2006
Guide Review - Silent Hill DVD Review
Mitchell stars as Rose, wife of Christopher (Sean Bean) and mother of Sharon (Jodelle Ferland). Sharon's a messed up little girl the couple adopted who draws horrifying pictures and shouts "Silent Hill" in her sleep. Determined to help her child, Rose does some research on the Internet, finds the town of Silent Hill, and against her husband's wishes, whisks Sharon off to Silent Hill.
Nearing town, an encounter with a female motorcycle cop (Laura Holden) scares Rose into crashing her car. Coming to after the accident, Rose discovers Sharon is missing. From there, the movie follows Rose's search for her daughter amidst the wickedly disturbing creatures of Silent Hill.
The effects are amazing, the creatures are suitably creepy and Radha Mitchell is near perfect as a protective mother. If you forget all the twisty turns of the plot and just give in to it as a creature feature, Silent Hill isn't half bad.