There is no way you could have seen Silent Hill movies and forget all about them. As a fan of this franchise, you can imagine my excitement at learning that the movie would make a comeback, and not only that, but with the original director.
Christophe Gans, the French director, revealed this during an interview where he mentioned he was working on another movie.
There Were Fears
For some time, fans of the franchise have been concerned that the end had finally come and that those behind the operation had called it a day.
The perception was not helped by the fact that its planned entry on PS4, courtesy of Metal Gear Solid maker, Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, was cancelled when Konami turned into a gambling outfit.
Video Games Also Coming Up
The rumor mills have been busy too, with claims in the video game universe claiming that two entries were in the works. One of these would be Until Dawn, a "choose your own adventure" sort of game while the other would be a complete reboot of the franchise.
So, with this bit of news, it would appear that the movie franchise is being revived as well. Fans of the franchise must be pretty excited by this welcome news.
I know I am.
According to the director, Christophe Gans: "The project will always be anchored in this atmosphere of a small American town, ravaged by Puritanism. I think it's time to make a new one."
I don't know about you, but that sounds like a pretty perfect destination for thrilling psychological horrors that will haunt our minds until a new horror-filed title hits the cinemas. But maybe that's horrifying memories of previous Silent Hill movies talking.
Anyway, Christophe Gans is not new to this, having been behind 2006's Silent Hill. The movie was not exactly a masterpiece, but many think he knew what he was doing as far as the visuals were concerned.
Previous Silent Hill Movie Lacked Plot, But The Graphics Were Amazing
In the 2016 Silent Hill movie, the only fatal flaw was the complete lack of a plot and the deplorable dialog. But in comparison to what they gave us before, 2016's Silent Hill was still a significant improvement on the 2012 movie.
All these revelations around this franchise might be just what Silent Hill needs to herald its next stage in its history.
Our hope is that the new movie and the two games apparently being made will bring about some truly hair-raising forms of psychological horror. This is what made Silent Hill a popular name among horror fans with its original movies in the first place.