Ekkebus wrote:Post your thoughts and reviews of the Silent Horror DVD, released July 2005 from X-strike Studios!
Ok, some thoughts on Silent Horror....
I bought the DVD from oneupstudios, along with
the soundtrack, and both are quite excellent.
Although it wouldn't be fair to compare a fan-made
movie to big budget productions, I have to say that
what the movie lacks in production value it makes up
by actually NOT somehow ignoring the original game
like almost every computergamemovie does.
(i.e Mario Bros. (shudder)).
The story is interesting, as are the locations,
which really remind me of the best scenes
in RE or SH games....
BTW Silent Hill 1 is WAY more scarier than
any RE game, ever.
The feeling of danger is greatly enhanced by
Dale Norths beautiful score, which has some
cool romantic themes as well.
Acting isn't always perfect, but it's fun to
watch; at least the characters are interesting
and not as cardboardish as your average
Direction and cutting is quite good,
the monsters look Silent-Hillish, only the
gore could have been a lot more gory
Did I already mention the story is
I made three video movies back in 1990-1992
with my friends, and we had problems to get
good effects back then, too. The coolest
scene we did back then was recreating the
"chestburster" scene from Alien 1, with fake torso
and glove puppet alien et. al.
So perhaps I like the movie because it
reminds me of what we did back then...
I still have to listen to the commentaries,
but I guess they are funny as well.
If you have any interest in survival games
at all, you should check out (i.e. buy)