If you're a fan of horror movie series, then one film that came out last autumn is likely to have sparked your interest. Silent Hill: Revelation was the second in the Silent Hill series, and picked up from the first story Silent Hill that was released in 2006.
As fans of Silent Hill will know, the film actually was made on the coat tails of a videogame series with the same name. In the first film we saw the story of Rose (Radha Mitchell), who decided to take her young daughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) to the town whose name the child keeps crying out in her sleep - Silent Hill. On the way there, though, she has an auto accident and blacks out, waking to find that her daughter has gone missing. The rest of the film focuses on Rose's search for her missing child, in which she's assisted by a policewoman called Cybil (Laurie Holden). Clues lead them to another child called Alessa (played by Ferland) and they need to piece together the link between the two children while fighting against the forces of a cult which has a link with Alessa. The film ends with Rose and Sharon trapped in an alternate world.
Silent Hill: Revelation starts with Rose sending her daughter back to her husband Christopher da Silva (Sean Bean) and the real world through an amulet. The story leaps forward some years and we meet Sharon and her father living under different identities as Heather and Harry Mason. For as long as she can remember, Heather (Adelaide Clemens) has been living life on the run, avoiding mysterious forces. When she is about to reach her 18th birthday, she is plagued by nightmares and finds out that she's been living under a false name, which leads her to going back into the alternate world at Silent Hill.
In order to get the most out of Silent Hill: Revelation, the best idea would be to watch the first movie before you see the second. That way, you'll stand a chance of keeping up to speed with the plot and know what's going on! Some people have found that the plot is simply too complicated unless you're also familiar with the videogame it is loosely based on, but the imagery is great and the fact that you can see it in 3D adds to the viewing experience.