The Silent Hill franchise showed us various ghost towns where an underground coal mine fire continuously make ash fall down like snow. They usually feature once great or promising actors who accept the job to collect a check. In Silent Hill: The Revelation, we have the likes of Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, and Malcolm McDowell facing demons and executioners.
The new Silent Hill movie doesn’t bring something new to the table. There’s no back story to work with even if you’ve already watched the previous Silent Hill movies. Silent Hill: The Revelation is written and directed by Michael J. Bassett, who also made Solomon Kane that flopped in the box office earlier this fall. There’s a scene in Silent Hill: The Revelation where two cops discussed a body they found and a bloody woman’s coat that doesn’t make any sense because the first cop doesn’t listen to the second one.
Radha Mitchell appears in Silent Hill: The Revelation through flashbacks as she tries to help her husband (Sean Bean) and daughter Heather (Adelaide Clemens) escape West Virginia. Heather is now on the move and the father takes them from one city to another. They try to evade the monsters without faces.
Heather is just warming up to her new high school classmates when the monsters showed up. She knows that she has to go back to Silent Hill and her mom warns her about it. Her father is kidnapped and she convinces a classmate to take her there.
Director Bassett’s version of hell is not different from the one he made for Solomon Kane. He has the eye to make it right but something is missing and this is apparent in Silent Hill: The Revelation. IF he keeps on churning out movies like these, people would stay away from them.