Thursday, December 21, 2006

Things that make you go "Eeek!"

The boy and I watched an amazingly creepy movie last night on DVD, Silent Hill. Apparently it's based on a game, one which the boy has never played because he thought it sounded too scary for him.

Boy, it was creepy alright. If you fill two hours with the most skin-crawling scenes from Ring and mix it with some of the wierdest dream sequences from The Cell, that would give you an idea of just how much "Eeeek!" was going on.

There were little, scurrying creatures in the basement that slow-burned to nothing. There were brain-coloured, pigeon-toed, creatures whose arms writhed under their skins and whose torsos exploded with blood that could melt helmet plastic. There were corpses, wrapped in barbed wire or gutted and hung from chain-link fencing.

And I haven't even told you about the over-sized man-eating beetles, the pyramid-headed butcher and the distorted sexy-mannequin nurses in the abandoned hospital.

It's probably not a good idea to watch this if you're nightmare-prone.


onscreen said...

Hhhhmmm, it's on my Fatso list :o)

happy and blue 2 said...

I saw the previews and decided not to see the movie.
I am sick of really gory movies..

Rainypete said...

I loved it. I originally wanted to see it becuase they shot it in my city, but actually enjoyed it a bunch. Does that make me strange?

Cathi said...

We played the game, I hated it. It was gratuitously gross. I don't think I played to the end, but the other half might have. I expect I can dig it out if you want it, there's no chance of us ever playing it again. I can't even remember now if it's PS1 or 2!

glomgold said...

I've yet to play the game series but I hear they're quite good! Now you have 2 absolutely contrasting opinions about it, although mine is not first-person.

Violet said...

glomgold: nothing would induce me to play a computer game - it's just not my thing. I'll stick to the odd movie-ised versions.