Runtime: 127 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Sound Mix: SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital
Worldwide Gross: $97,607,453
Filming Dates: 27 April 2005 – 22 July 2005
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Burford Township, Ontario, Canada
Farewell Studios, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (soundstage)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (exteriors)
St. George, New Brunswick, Canada
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Film Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (soundstage)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
A child’s mysterious ailment. A desperate mother. An eerie, deserted city shrouded in mist, plagued by secrets.
The mysteries are only beginning to deepen.
When young mother Rose (Radha Mitchell) — desperate to find a cure for her daughter Sharon’s bizarre illness — refuses to accept a medical recommendation of psychiatric institutionalization, she flees with Sharon and heads for SILENT HILL, the town that her daughter continuously names in her sleep. Although her husband Christopher (Sean Bean) adamantly opposes, Rose is convinced the mysterious town will hold all the answers. But as her car approaches the deserted city’s limits, a mysterious figure appears in the road, forcing Rose to swerve and crash. When she comes to, Sharon is gone, and suddenly Rose – accompanied by a determined police officer (Laurie Holden) from a nearby town — is on a
desperate quest in Silent Hill to find her child.
It’s immediately clear that her destination – left alone since devastating coal fires ravaged Silent Hill — is unlike any place she’s ever been: smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange, haunted beings, and periodically overcome by a living Darkness that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose searches for her daughter, she begins to learn the history of Silent Hill – its violent, puritanical past and the origins of its accursed state — and realizes that her daughter is just part of a larger, more terrifying destiny.
Silent Hill stars Radha Mitchell (Melinda and Melinda, Finding Neverland, Man on Fire), Sean Bean (North Country, National Treasure, Lord of the Rings), Laurie Holden (Fantastic Four, The Majestic), Deborah Kara Unger (White Noise, The Game, Crash), Kim Coates (Assault on Precinct 13, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down), Tanya Allen (Starhunter), with Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact, Reign of Fire) and Jodelle Ferland (Tideland).
Tri Star and Samuel Hadida present a Silent Hill DCP Inc.– Davis Films Production, in association with Konami, Silent Hill. Directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Crying Freeman) from a screenplay written by Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction, The Rules of Attraction) Silent Hill is a Canada-France Co-Production. The producers are Samuel Hadida (Domino, Resident Evil, Brotherhood of the Wolf ) and Don Carmody (Chicago, Resident Evil: Apocalypse). Andrew Mason (Dark City, The Matrix Trilogy) and Victor Hadida (Domino, Resident Evil: Apocalypse) serve as Executive Producers, along with Akira Yamaoka, who created the hugely successful Konami video game on which the film was based. The director of photography is Dan Lausten, the production designer is Carol Spier, the editor is Sebastien Prangere, the creature designer and supervisor is Patrick Tatopoulos, the costume designer is Wendy Partridge and the music is from Jeff Danna.
Silent Hill is rated R for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images and some language. The running time is 127 minutes.