Silent Hill (2006)
The eerie and deserted town of SILENT HILL draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child’s illness. Unable to accept the doctor’s diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychotic care, Rose (Radha Mitchell) flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers-and ingnoring the protests of her husband (Sean Bean).
It’s soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she’s ever been. It’s smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of stranger beings and periodically overcome by a living Darkness that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose searches for her little girl, she begins to learn the history of the strange town and realizes that her daughter is just a pawn in a larger game.
Heavily laden with horrific, highly surreal images and violence, “Silent Hill” is definitely not one for the family. That being said, the images work well to give the movie a definite ambience, which ends up being quite unique. As Rose searches for her lost daughter in a supposedly deserted town, she begins to realize that there is more going on than meets the eye when she stumbles upon deformed creatures and tortured victims. Eventually Rose meets the town’s strange inhabitants, a religious cult with a disturbing message of hunting down and burning “witches,” whom they see as anyone who does not agree with them. There is a valuable message about the cost of blind belief and condemning others in this film, but due to the nature in which it is presented, the film cannot be approved by Dove.