Mineshaft Gap

It's a screening log, no more no less. Maybe I'll have something interesting to say one of these days...

Video Games.

Silent Hill (Gans, 2006)

There is a good Silent Hill film to be made, but this is certainly not it. For about 20 minutes Gans' atmosphere and camerawork are effective at getting up a few scares, and the first appearance of the Pyramid-head is frightening. But after that it quickly descends into horrible plotting and a ridiculous explanation scene that reveals nothing if have actually been watching the film. The third act in particular is atrocious, and gets more laughs than creeps. Roger Avery's script is an utter failure, and that hamstrings the film almost as much as the progressively over-kinetic camerawork.

This should have been fantastic, instead of terrible.

Current 2006 Top Ten:
1. A Prairie Home Companion
2. Dave Chapelle's Block Party
3. V for Vendetta
4. Thank You For Smoking
5. Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
6. Slither
7. American Dreamz
8. Silent Hill

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