<i>Silent Hill</i> trailer spooks Web

Full-length promo for movie based on Konami's horror series shows mom on hunt for missing daughter in haunted town.

Game-to-movie adaptations have gotten a bad rap, some deservedly so. One of 2006's entrants into the genre is Sony Pictures' Silent Hill, based on the survival horror game from Konami. Sony released a teaser trailer earlier this month, but the only thing viewers got out of it was that it was (a) going to be a movie, and (b) going to be scary.

A longer, proper trailer for the movie hit the Web via Yahoo today, and it's much more descriptive. In it we see Radha Mitchell (Finding Neverland) as a mother who loses her daughter after nearly hitting the prerequisite horror-movie scary little girl. Spookiness ensues as Mitchell searches the town of Silent Hill for her child, comes across a population high in the disheveled factor, and runs from limping, faceless beings whose limited mobility makes them even scarier.

Silent Hill, directed by The Brotherhood of the Wolf's Cristophe Gans, is scheduled to hit North American theaters April 21.

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145 comments
Brassywall
Brassywall

The Silent Hill series of games proved that video games could do more then just "scare" the crap out of you, but that they could "disturb" you or more simply, "Creep" you out. If this movie can accomplish what the first game did in that area - it will be a block-buster. Silent hill rocks.

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

Why does every whine about the gender change? I worship silent hill like nothing else but aside from being the original Harry wasn't anything special, (though I do see Sean Bean as being a great Harry, oh well) For that matter can you honestly say you wouldnt want to see Pyramid Head in a movie? Yes it screws up the continuity but hes just too cool to pass up. I worship that thing Nonethelless I think it looks amazing, Ive been dying to see this movie ever since the rumors started flying around years ago. At the very least it'll be great in comparison to well...every video game movie ever...the mario movie was awesome but only cause it sucked so amazingly (in a good way) otherwise attempts have been unimpressive or have made my eyes bleed, like nemesis catching a helicopter with his face to save the woman he loved...that was just...wow...)

Warshock
Warshock

I am pretty sure this movie is just going to piss me off, JUST like any other video game movie. Because #1 it is a mother... and 2: There are Pyramid Heads.. WHAT THE HELL?? Why couldn't they make a movie JUST about the first one. I mean hell none of the stories really intertwine (except the first and third one of course) Basicly I am complaining for the fact that it will probably be as crappy as ONE alien killing Two preditors.. or A conquestador Zombie..

zovice
zovice

This movie will be so cool, the trailer already shows that they really seriously take all the trademark of the game into the movie. Everytime see the trailer feel so excited, want to see the movie right away.

shafrox
shafrox

I wish they make the game Silent Hill2 into the big screen... Man that will rock like hell...

sykalob
sykalob

I don't know but i still wish it becomes Good ....cause the soul of silent hill hard to be changed i mean the music and "Henry-Heather-james" i wish it become a good movie....if they did it from the game inspiration ..it would KICKS ASS !

Drevan
Drevan

brotherhood of the wolf was a bad a$$ movie, so I know the directing will be good. Radha Mitchell was great in Pitch Black so I know she can do the GCI action/horror bit well. And I've been seeing that little girl a lot recently. She's been in Dead Like Me, Smallville, and now this. Should be a good movie, looking forward to seeing it.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

yeah that pyramid head guy was the scariest boss i have ever face in any Silent Hill game. cant wait to see his real form in this movie.

CharmedGamer
CharmedGamer

Pyramid head....God that guy gave me the creeps. Now I have to deal with him in movie form.

FFLover4life
FFLover4life

YES!!!!!! This movie is coming out near my B-DAY!!!!!!!!! I'm going with my friends to see it!!!!!!!!!!!

tallphantasm
tallphantasm

Hey one more thing - didn't Gans direct Alien 3? Or am I just totally off the freakin' brain here? It wasn't huge on scares, but the atmosphere...holy crap! It was scary in itself...mighta done better if it had been finished the way it should have, check out the Alien Quadrilogy set 'Director's cut' - it's way way better!!! And definitely a better-really-late film too...and if Gans isn't the director, then, well, whoops. Good film anyway! Still can't wait to see the Silent Hill movie, my favorite games...maybe leaving room for a sequel or two...please be good! The freakin' trailers are diabetically sweet and yeah I agree with mostly everyone I've read here, it must have original and original-style music!!! I had the Silent Hill 3 sdtk CD with my PC version and it rocks well! To hear any of that on the big screen in the big SOUND, it'd practically be a reason in itself!!!

Demoniac69
Demoniac69

The Silent Hill series was pretty much the reason I bought a PS2, hopefully the movie turns out as good as the trailer!

T_U_M_E_G
T_U_M_E_G

Hopefully this film will be better than the Resident Evil films, although those did keep me quite entertained (nudity).

Shimmeringchest
Shimmeringchest

this looks like the second best game-based movie...first is of course Advent Children

the_cub
the_cub

well,i think music is going to be a HUGE factor whether this movie makes or breaks~~

bcfish
bcfish

Check out the official site also, http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/silenthill/, they've got some new goodies to check out, like the basic story and stuff. So check it out, and there is a cool little trick the flashsite does while you are exploring, I say no more. Can't wait till the movie, it will be interesting with a French director making a movie about a screwed up American town based off of Japanese game makers, what a concept!!!

Xanog1
Xanog1

Wow, that actually looks decent. That's cool, looks really interesting.

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

Cristophe Gans is an extremely talented director. I loved Brotherhood of the wolf, it was awesome! SO far Silent Hill looks great! I was really amazed to see that all my favorite beasties and baddies are accounted for. I now have ridiculously high expectations for this film and trust that Cristophe Gans won't let me down!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

oh no!!! her mouth is gone!!!!!!

tallphantasm
tallphantasm

Oh man, finally, Silent Hill...one of the few games I've thought would really make an excellent horror movie! Here's hopin' up to high cheebus they do it justice and get it (and the Suffering too for that matter) at least right enough to be a good movie if not good n' F-R-E-A-K-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y!

Myugenjin
Myugenjin

Those nurses still freak me out!

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

I hope that 2K6 will be good year for game to movie adaptations. This one is looking to undo the damage of BloodRayne and soon we can expect Splinter Cell, and eventually, come 2K7, the majestic Halo movie, and no I cant wait.

jokerrrican
jokerrrican

One more quick thing. Everyone should know when you see Paul Anderson or Uwe Boll heading up a film, it's trash. Paul Anderson loves to change movies into his own jacked up vision and Uwe....well damn the dude is just corny. So prepare for when Castlvania hits the theatres....Paul Anderson got that one. Sad to see that classic get ruined. They should have hired the entire team that did Blade (the first one) to do Castlvania...instead...we got Mr. Mortal Kombat

jokerrrican
jokerrrican

I agree with Peacenut man. This may be the first game to movie that sticks to the game. The preview looks great. I guess we will have to see how the acting holds up. I'm a big fan of the series so I'm hoping that this movie will turn around the views many movie goers have on video games gone movie. I'm sure a good amount of people were a bit disappointed by the movie adaption of Doom. Silent Hill just has to be scary and since it is going to have the eerie style Brotherhood of the Wolf had, I'd say this is a definite must see film. You know things look good when they even stick to the ambience sounds and music...just like the game...how it should always be. This will not be a catastrophe like Resident Evil

Neo_Gamer81
Neo_Gamer81

Wow nice preview, I hope the movie holds to it. It looks like the only thing that has changed is that it's mom not dad doing all the looking... nice. I was unsure before but now I can't wait to see this film.

Night_Frost
Night_Frost

Uh...Auron_Marius, just to make a little correction, Uwe Boll didn't direct Resident Evil, it was Paul Anderson, Uwe Boll did Bloodrayne, Alone in the Dark and *shudders* House of the Dead, Resident Evil wasn't a big hit, but big enough to say it's on the good side of people, still, Silent HIll will kill Uwe Boll's curse for good!

Night_Frost
Night_Frost

Hey, if Uwe Boll isn't humping this project, than count me in, still, I'm a little nervous about this one, but the teaser and the new trailer looks like this could heal the wound that Uwe Boll kept injuring, plus, I hope Akira Yamaoka is doing the music or someone equal to his....no, definetly need Mr. Yamaoka for the music, his stuff rocks!

shonkisdead
shonkisdead

After having a look at the trailer i dont think i can sleep !!! what will happen once i watch the movie ?? fwewwww ..... Silent hill is one of my favourite horror game series and so would be the movie in movies (the trailers promises me) ill be waiting impatiently for the movie to come and spook us all !!! thumbs up for silent hill ~ the movie ~

Auron_Marius
Auron_Marius

ok....i have make some points here......1) Mortal Kombat didn't suck (although i can't say the same for the second one) 2) Doom didn't suck.....sure they marginly changed the story, the rock was in it, and there was no hell.....but u have to look at it from a Movie point of view not just a game to movie view 3) r u guys forgetting about halo? that movie is gonna rock! 4) UWE BOLE ISN'T DIRECTING IT!!!!! he can't ruin ALL games out there......even though he ruined me favs (bloodrayne, Resident Evil) but Silent hill is gonna be awsome.....I saw the trailer last night when i went to go see Underworld 2 with my friends last night and it looked awsome.....plus 006 is in it....and he was awsome in the island and goldeneye so u it'll be good

tdelorean
tdelorean

Whatever the pre-release reviews may be, I'm committed to sitting through at least one theatrical screening of Silent Hill. The game series is far and away my favorite on the PlayStation console systems. I'm hoping that a successful theatrical run will compel Konami to reconsider a next gen version of Silent Hill PS, much like the Resident Evil series that reappeared on the Nintendo GameCube in enhanced form. If you haven't taken time yet to view the trailer, please do so! It gives me great hope that this game adaptation will be seriously pleasing to longtime fans of the series, and still quite entertaining for general patrons.

OPOLO
OPOLO

This is one of my all time fav. games & I still own every title today on PS1 & PS2 I'm hoping they continue making this game - please

Oni
Oni

I love Silent Hill so much! I still have 2 and 3 installed on my PC. I was expecting the worst when I saw this trailer ... to my suprise it looks amazing. Sean Bean is an awesome choice for Harry .. if their's a second movie maybe he'll be the star. Though I'm not sure how this one will turn out. Can't wait!! Right on Konami! :)

Romanticide
Romanticide

oooh interesting. I really hope it pans out but i'm not getting my hopes upafter so many previous dissappointments, e.g. Resident Evil, Super Mario, Alone in the Dark, House of the Dead etc...

fragilen1n
fragilen1n

Stop complaining about it being a woman instead of a man. Sure, Harry worked fine in Silent Hill the game. But do you really want to see a man freaking out and crying in a movie because he's scared? Eventually youd be like "suck it up man!" Women work better for isolated horror. Plus it lets the husband have his own role while he's going out trying to find the star. That's where your male heroic attitude is. Let the woman sell us the horror. Do you think a man could have played Ripley's part in Alien?

jerico6
jerico6

Please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck.....

tybearmvt
tybearmvt

Resident Evil?Slient Hill?Alone In The Dark? But still no movie adabtation of the scarest game of all...Sewer Shark from the Sega CD

DEViANce3
DEViANce3

swweet... dis is gunna b gud

gmrgirl68
gmrgirl68

I can't wait!, let's just hope this game-to-movie adaptation doesn't suck:)

badr
badr

Can't wait to see it .

InfectX
InfectX

:D:D:D lmao; what an amatuer photoshop job!

pipefitterrome
pipefitterrome

In the words of Flava Flav...."YYYEEEEAAAHHHH BOOOOOOOYYYYYYY!!"

mtymar
mtymar

holy $%&@! now finally a game movie that will deliver... i dont think it will matter that the movie doesnt directly port from the game, cause the real star of the series always was the town...

dante7712
dante7712

It would appear from the trailer that this will be the first video game to movie that will stay very true to he video game. Which is good because I was hoping that if there ever was Silent Hill movie that it wouldn't get completly F*ed up.

Kuzukaze
Kuzukaze

this maybe an actual good game to movie...movie hehe.and pyramid head is a plus. heh vg cameos i.e. william, harry, walter etc would be cool too

rippanation
rippanation

not bad looking at the moment but lets just hope it retains the sense of the games whilst watching it. And the reasons a lot of game to movies dont quite hit the spot is because a film is usually a couple of hours long where as a game lasts a lot longer in terms of its what you think about at home or school or work, mmmm i wonder if anyone has considered a weekly tv show of a decent game???? (longevity people thats the key)

Xehovah
Xehovah

I'm so glad that they keep the same music as the original. ^_^