Mary, a frightened young woman, wakes up in the bedroom of a stranger’s house with injuries that have left her partially blind and deaf. The homeowner (The Woman), who bandaged her up after discovering her in the bathroom that morning, manages to slightly restore her hearing by inserting a hearing aid device into her ear and asks her what happened.
Sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local reservoir.
When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her.
Then, they begin to experience a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home.
Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist Ray Kemeney.
He discovers that Alice led a double life.
A series of clues leads the family to Lake Mungo where Alice’s secret past emerges.
Lake Mungo is a mystery, a thriller and a ghost story told in documentary form that illustrates how the dead can forever haunt the living.
My brother GC and I watched this movie at least a week ago after watching Chris Stuckmann’s review of it that you can watch below.
Chris really liked this movie and it scared him so I had high hopes for it, but my brother GC and I did not like it as much as him and it was not that scary to us.
This movie did do a good job seeming like a real documentary and the actors and actresses did seem more like real people being interviewed, but it was done in a way that was slower and longer and less interesting and less scary than it should have been.
I do like how this movie has several twists that I did not see coming, and there is some symbolism.
But this movie just did not connect with us as much as it could have, if the pacing and the style was sped up a bit, and if the scariness was increased and if the movie was shortened then it could have reached it potential.
Silent Hill is a 2006 French-Canadian psychological horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary, Gans, and Nicolas Boukhrief.
The film is an adaptation of Konami’s 1999 video game Silent Hill.
It stars Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Tanya Allen, Alice Krige, and Jodelle Ferland.
The film follows Rose, who takes her adopted daughter Sharon to the town of Silent Hill, for which Sharon cries while sleepwalking.
Arriving at Silent Hill, Rose is involved in a car accident and awakens to find Sharon missing; while searching for her daughter, she fights a local cult while uncovering Sharon’s connection to the town’s dark past.
I saw this movie in a movie theater back when it came out, the arrival at Silent Hill with the ash babies/creatures creeped me out, and this movie was better than the usual video game movie and it was not bad for a horror film.
For some reason many people seemed to not like this movie back when it came out, but I liked it better than the critics.