Second Silent Hill movie dated for US release

The second Silent Hill movie, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, has been acquired for US distribution by Open Road Films. The company, who recently scored with Taken-versus-wolves thriller The Grey, will release Revelation 3D in the US on October 26. That way, when you're watching the movie and goodness-knows-what is flying directly at your face, you can just blame the resultant nausea on pre-Halloween candy.

Above: Series newcomers Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harington share screentime with series regular A Shitload of Fog

Revelation 3D, directed by Solomon Kane's Michael J. Bassett, continues the story begun in Christophe Gans' 2006 original. Seeings as pretty much the entire continuing plot hinges on a (really obvious) twist revealed in that movie's final minutes, we'll just mention that it had Sean Bean in it and for a nice change he didn't betray anyone and/or die – meaning the Game of Thrones star can return for a larger role in the sequel. Also returning are indie stars Radha Mitchell and Deborah Kara Unger, joined by professional terrifying wreck Malcolm McDowell and professional person-who-was-in-The-Matrix Carrie Anne Moss.

The series' next interactive installment, Silent Hill: Book of Memories' release date recently slipped to next month, giving you some more mentally-fraught goings-on to wade through before the movie's release. You can also check out our indepth guide to Silent Hill's 13 creepiest enemies and what they represent, allowing you to provide running psychological commentary when the movie's released in October – and in doing so make all the friends.


  • Clovin64 - April 18, 2012 4:34 p.m.

    Keep Akira Yamoaka's music in the film and I'll give it a watch. The inclusion of his music in the first movie was a huge plus for me.
  • taokaka - April 18, 2012 5:56 p.m.

    despite what most people say about the first silent hill movie I really enjoyed it and I hope I enjoy this one to.
  • IceBlueKirby - April 18, 2012 5:58 p.m.

    Who the hell is that guy? It's been a while since I played SH3, but I seem to recall playing it alone. Eh, whatever, I'll watch it anyway. The first one was alright, despite the gross misuse of Pyramid Head. Although I'm worried that a new director may be bad news for the movie, I'll wait until I've seen it to decide.
  • Yukichin - April 19, 2012 10:57 p.m.

    That's Vincent; he's changed from the game (although has some of the same character elements). Pyramid Head is still in this film, by the way. However, in the films he's Alessa's monster, not James'.
  • slimjim441 - April 18, 2012 5:58 p.m.

    Was I the only one that kinda hated the first movie? I mean, it was GREAT for the first half or so, and then it just went wrong, like in every way. Also Heather looks like she's well into her 20s, and if that's supposed to be Vincent, he looks like a highschooler, which is weird...
  • Yukichin - April 19, 2012 10:56 p.m.

    They changed a lot of his character because he was kind of just there to freak Heather out; the writer/director wanted to maintain that feeling while doing more with the character.
  • RedHarlow - April 18, 2012 8:16 p.m.

    I quite enjoyed the Silent Hill movie, it's probably the best video game-based movie (but that's not saying much).
  • ray4594 - April 18, 2012 10:55 p.m.

    Some parts of the first movie were decent for me. I quite enjoyed seeing how Silent hill would have looked like in real life, as well as how Silent hill transitioned into the otherworld. The misuse of pyramid head did kinda suck, as well as the modified version of the characters story. Might see it just cuz I like harringtons character in Game of thrones
  • AuthorityFigure - April 19, 2012 2:27 a.m.

    I enjoyed the first film at the cinema, found it a bit flat on DVD. Still, it was a pretty good effort and worth seeing.
  • CitizenWolfie - April 19, 2012 2:54 a.m.

    I really enjoyed the first film. Especially the nod to the first game's opening sequence in the alleyway. It just felt a bit flat when they started to introduce the villagers. Silent Hill for me was always about being alone facing your personal demons. Literally. I just hope they don't mess this one up and go down the "scary little girl" route for the second time (which I'm concerned about given that Radha Mitchell is returning).
  • HitmanSB07 - April 19, 2012 3:56 a.m.

    You know nothing of Silent Hill, Jon Snow...
  • darron13 - April 19, 2012 4:43 a.m.

    Don't forget that Jon Snow is Vincent (I never thought that I'd ever see Vincent as being hot, but now I do)
  • EpicBeardDude - April 24, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    cmon guys, it has "3D' in the title! There's no way it will be a disaster! /s

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