Since Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro will be directing the next Silent Hill game, I decided to rewatch Pan’s Labyrynth today, I remember not really liking it when I saw it, quite a few years ago, but since then I think I have had a change of heart when it comes to dark fantasy/reality pieces, maybe I should give Bridge to Terabithia a chance as well.
I liked the coexistence of fantasy and reality a bit more this time, althought I couldn’t see many parallels between the two, they felt like two seperate stories. I also did not care much for the girl character though. The scene with the Pale Man though was quite brilliant when it comes to horror.
Right now I am watching another of his movies, Mama. So far it is really good, original premise,directing that is scary without being “BWAAAAARGH” in your face (scratch that, just had a jump scare… dangit!
Jessica Chastain is in it,that helps, and Jaime too!
I am quite worried about the new Silent Hill game. Sure, both Kojima and del Toro have the skills to tell good stories, but Silent Hill is a tricky animal that I feel needs Team Silent to come back. Masahiro Ito, Akira Yamaoka and Hiroyuki Owaku are quite essential I feel.
Not that I am particularly fussed about another Silent Hill, I would much rather they made a completely new psychological horror game, but I guess brand recognition is important.
Well, one thing is for sure, it can’t be worse than the western-made Silent Hills.