By Brandi Hutcheson
Freaky, distorted, mummified nurses without faces that crinkled when they moved. I wanted to walk out of the movie theater five minutes into this literally hellish, disturbing movie and I can say as sure as I am sitting here, it was the scariest movie I have ever seen. If someone wants to scare the poop out of me, put this movie on while I am sleeping and wake me up to crinkly body parts moving where they don’t belong on freaky nurses (please don’t).
I was in the fifth grade when I dragged my mom to the theater to watch Silent Hill with me. It was a terrible idea. I am normally a big fan of scary movies. In fact, some of my favorites are Shutter Island, The Ring and several of those really gory zombie movies. Nothing will ever scare me as bad as this movie.
According to imdb.com, the video game-inspired Silent Hill came to movie theaters in 2006 and was directed by Christophe Gans. The story begins when young Sharon, played by Jodelle Ferland, begins having dreams and sleep walking episodes about a nightmarish town called Silent Hill. Her mother, Rosa De Silva, played by Radha Mitchell decides to take her daughter there to maybe resolve some of this mystery.
After a high speed police chase that ends in a crash in the desolate, creepy town, Rosa finds herself stranded with the police officer, and her daughter missing. The story unfolds as they begin the difficult search for her daughter through this town with a hellish past. It is rated R for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images and strong language. Thank you, Captain Obvious.
It wasn’t just the crinkly, faceless nurses. It was the distorted people, the fiery, ash-laden hell in the background. It was the demonic, dark-haired girls and the demons that depicted the Grim Reaper. It’s the kind of scary that makes your butt cheeks clench together on the side of your seat, make-you-want-to-throw-up-scary. It’s the kind that makes your blood curdle. It was the kind that definitely made me nauseated and made me sincerely want to waste the $8 ticket I bought.
The whole underlying meaning of “hell” is what gave me the heebie jeebies. I am a firm believer in God and Heaven and of the devil and Hell. This movie shook me to the core because everything about it was monstrous and demonic.
I am sure a lot of people might see a great motif or lesson to be learned from this movie. Mine was “come to Jesus and stay with Jesus so I don’t go to Hell and live with crinkly nurses, distorted creatures stuck in barbwire in bathroom stalls and triangle-head Grim-demons that threaten you with oversized garden tools.”
Seriously, I couldn’t sleep for a week after this movie and it has been stuck in my mind as the worst, most disturbing, demonic movie I have ever seen. Any who are faint at heart, this movie is not recommended for you.
Watch out for the crinkly nurses. Trust me; they will haunt you in your sleep.