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Review: Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

A shirtless guy gets shot, he falls to the ground, the main character presumes him dead yet he’s clearly still breathing. No, he doesn’t get up for that cliché one last scare, the film just moves on. And that’s one of the lesser ways in which “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” asks the viewer to suspend his or her belief.

Six years after the events of the first film, Sharon is all grown up and goes by the name Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens). She and her dad, Harry (Sean Bean), have been on the run ever since escaping Silent Hill, but with no memory of her past, Heather is unaware of what she’s truly running from. However, on the eve of her 18th birthday, Heather comes home to find Harry missing and the message “Come to Silent Hill” written on the wall in a bloody scrawl. With the help of a guy from school named Vincent (Kit Harington), Heather heeds the call and returns to the town of ash, creepy nurses, mannequin monsters and bloody bunnies.

“Silent Hill: Revelation” didn’t sound all that bad until that last sentence, did it? The 2006 film wasn’t the worst of the worst, but most certainly didn’t warrant a sequel, yet “Revelation” still had potential. Silent Hill is a cinematic town, packed with tons of curious creatures and vivid design elements as well as an ever-falling ash that’s ideal for 3D. But sadly, whether you’re a fan of the source material or not, the “Silent Hill: Revelation” narrative is so expositional and nonsensical, it drags all other portions of the production down with it.

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Interview: Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Writer-Director Michael J. Bassett

Expectations are always sky high when making a feature film, but the pressure is on more so than ever when you’re adapting material with a strong fan base, and so is the case with writer-director Michael J. Bassett and “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.”

The film has roots in the third game of the franchise, focusing on an 18-year-old Sharon, now going by the name Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens). Ever since her escape from Silent Hill, she and her father, Harry (Sean Bean), have been on the run, but because Heather remembers nothing from her time in the town of evil creatures and falling ash, she doesn’t even know what she’s up against. When her father is abducted and a bloody message instructs her to “Come to Silent Hill,” Heather’s got no choice, but to re-enter her worst nightmare.

And Heather’s worst nightmare is more like Bassett’s dream come true. An avid fan of the games and the 2006 film, Bassett’s “Silent Hill” is oozing with grisly imagery, vicious creatures and nods to the game, making the landscape a “Silent Hill” and horror fan’s playground. With “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” due in theaters on October 26th, Bassett took the time to sit down and explain how he put this new nightmare together from picking up where Christophe Gans left off to slipping in Robbie the Rabbit and more. Check out all the details in the interview below and beware, Alessa doesn’t appreciate disturbances.

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Interview: Silent Hill: Revelation 3D’s Kit Harington

Imagine a romantic stroll through a twisted amusement park where you can win bloody rabbit prizes and ride a carousel powered by the Pyramid Head. That’s the date you’re in for should you get together with Kit Harington’s “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” character, Vincent. Only slightly more appealing than hanging out in the freezing cold surrounded by White Walkers, right?

As the new kid in class, Vincent is friendless so reaches out to Heather (Adelaide Clemens) hoping the newcomers can band together. Constantly on the run with her father (Sean Bean), Heather isn’t in friend-making mode, assuming she’ll pick up and leave again soon enough anyway. However, Vincent is persistent, walks her home and right into her nightmare. Heather’s father has been taken and his captors demand that she come to Silent Hill. The gentleman he is, Vincent insists on escorting her.

With the big return to Silent Hill just days away, Harington took the time to sit down and talk about his progression from “Game of Thrones” to “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.” We discuss the pressure of managing his character’s backstory, his duty to appease the fans, his love of the horror genre, his hope to finally get to work somewhere warm and more.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

Per usual, we receive an insane amount of hype around the reveal of the final Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 poster only to get a design that we’ve seen time and time again. Sure, the franchise has made the big bucks by delivering more and more of the same, but there’s a trio of movie promotions out this week that win big by getting bold, creative and pleasantly surprising.

The Best Stuff

1. Frankenweenie Pet PostersYou probably know that Frankenweenie is about a kid who brings his dog back to life with a science experiment, but Victor has another hobby: making films. And while that passion has flown under the radar during the movie’s marketing campaign, in the full feature, it’s remarkably charming and brilliantly woven into the narrative.

2. The Lone Ranger PosterMy interest in The Lone Ranger since the film was announced? Zero. My interest in The Lone Ranger since the reveal of this poster? Not much higher than that, but this minimalistic approach gets points for being both a visual success and a nice surprise, far more so than the first trailer.

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