We all have our own quirks about certain things that may freak us out. What it comes down to is how much we allow those things bother us and/or what type of effect they have on us when they do. Take Elijah for instance. For some reason, he has a phobia about clowns. Zeke has a phobia about people in large cartoon costumes. Well I would say mine would be that creepy kids in movies freak me out. Wouldn't you know it, along comes another movie that finds a way to incorporate that.
E called me at home today to tell me he and B had just checked out the new flick "Silent Hill" last night and he was still shook about it. He can try to be all macho and say that wasn't the case but essentially, the movie bothered him. I was going to wait for it to hit dvd before I checked it out but knowing that it had that profound of an effect, now I had to check it out right away to see what the fuss was all about.
"Silent Hill" is the latest in the parade of movies based on video games. This one was along the lines of the horror video game genre that "Resident Evil" first made famous. I remember playing this game when it first came out but I didn't get very far in it. It was yet another mystery-type game that I couldn't solve so I got too frustrated and didn't finish it. Too bad I didn't because now I can't accurately say if the movie stayed true to the game or not.
Basically, it's the story of a couple of parents with an adopted child who has some issues. The kid sleepwalks and talks in her sleep about this place called Silent Hill. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that they picked up an orphan with baggage and would have been better off to hold out for a different one when they were picking out their new kid.
The movie had some truly disturbing scenes. Of course it had the usual blood and gore things that every horror movie today leans on, but there were some images in there that were just too much to even describe in words. The best way to put it is you literally feel like in a couple of scenes, it has to be what hell would be like.
E described it as one jacked up movie. I would have to be inclined to agree. There are some horror movies that I will watch and vow not to ever watch them again because they just messed with me too much. I not that long ago finally came to grips with being able to watch "The Ring" and "The Grudge" again. It may be a while before I can view "Silent Hill" again though. If I ever do at all.
My rating: A-