The Return to Silent Hill

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It happened all of a sudden… Out of the blue… I never saw it coming… But in 2006 something extraordinary happened to me…

I found out what my all time favourite film ever is. I had bought the DVD of “Silent Hill” after not getting to see it in the cinema and was sitting watching it one rainy Saturday afternoon. I had taken advantage of the fact my parents were out of the house and became a complete slob on the couch whilst watching the film. Crisps, sweets, pyjamas, Cola on tap… It was perfection…

And then BOOM! A scene popped up in the film… It’s a simple scene, an aerial view (shot using a camera on a helicopter I would later find out) of the road that leads to Silent Hill… and that was it… I got goosebumps and I suddenly realised any film that can give me goosebumps just thinking about visiting a town, a film that made me shiver at the thought of entering a fictional place must be good. From then on I sat glued to the movie, becoming completely enthralled with the atmosphere the director had managed to convey…

Above: Not the greatest picture ever, but an image of the scene that gave me goosebumps.

From then on I have been proud to call “Silent Hill” my favourite film ever. Since that day in 2006 I must have watched the film at least one hundred times… And now there’s a sequel coming out… There are no words to explain how happy this makes me… Think of your all time favourite film ever, and imagine that a sequel was announced many years after it’s release – imagine how happy you would be. Especially if all of the main cast were returning! It’s amazing. It makes me so happy. Since then the internet has been going wild with speculations about the film – the first film wasn’t a huge success with audiences or critics but it does hold the title of “The Best Game to Movie Adaptation”. Therefore people imagine the sequel will be bad, worse than the first, and a pointless sequel. I beg to differ – it will be a nice addition to my all time favourite film. I’m hoping in a few days time I can say that my all time favourite film is BOTH the Silent Hill films…

Above: This evil guy from the first film is back… The poster for “Silent Hill 2” 

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