‘Silent Hill: Revelation 3D’ Gives Comic-Con a Good Scare
Fans of ridiculously scary video games are no doubt counting down the days until the release of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The second in the trilogy, this film was shot with 3D in mind, promising even more in-your-face horror than the first movie. Film Equals was at Comic-Con to get a sneak peek at the action.
Director Michael J Bassett and star Adelaide Clemens came all the way to San Diego to debut two clips from the film. Being unfamiliar with Silent Hill, I can’t comment as to how much the scenes stay in line with the story from the game, but they were nothing short of terrifying in their own right, in particular a scene that featured a spider-like creature composed of various human body parts.
While the filmmakers tried to use as little CGI as possible, preferring to use dummies or models, there were many scenes when it just wasn’t feasible. The task of feigning terror in front of a green screen fell to Clemens, who prepared for each scene by screaming as loud as possible. She demonstrated for the Comic-Con audience and it was quite impressive.
Bassett claims that anyone, even people who have never played the game, can see this film and understand it, but he does say that it is a sequel to the first, so certain characters make the cross over, but he was tight-lipped on exactly who or how.
The big revelation of the day was that Konami, the makers of the game, have teamed up with Universal Studios to produce a Silent Hill maze for Halloween Horror Nights. If you’ve ever wanted to visit Silent Hill, this will be your chance. The maze will be in both parks, Orlando and Hollywood, and promises to be an exercise in utter and complete terror.
Leave the kids at home and enjoy a night of grotesque monsters, faceless nurses and far more gore than what could be shown at kid-friendly Comic-Con.
Silent Hill sneaks into theatres on October 26th, 2012, just in time for Halloween.