Silent Hill: Revelations

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Directed by Michael J. Bassett
Produced by Konami
Samuel Hadida
Don Carmody
Written by Michael J. Bassett
Music Jeff Danna
Akira Yamaoka
Starring Adelaide Clemens
Kit Harington
Carrie-Anne Moss
Malcolm McDowell
Sean Bean
Radha Mitchell
Deborah Kara Unger
Erin Pitt
Distributed by Open Road Films
Release date October 26, 2012
Budget $20,000,000
Running time 94 min.

Plot
The film opens with a nightmare; a teenage girl, Heather Mason, is running away from men in black cloaks in Lakeside Amusement Park, but wakes up when she encounters a dark doppelgänger of herself who sets her on fire on the carousel. Her father, Christopher Da Silva, comforts her, but is soon stabbed through the chest and killed by a monster with discs in its head, known as the Missionary. Heather then awakens again, and realizes that she was still dreaming, and has been suffering nightmares that have been getting increasingly intense.

The next morning, it is revealed that Heather is a grown up Sharon Da Silva, and that both Sharon and Chris have adopted new aliases: Harry and Heather Mason, in order to hide from the Order of Valtiel, the cult of Silent Hill, West Virginia. Chris has given Sharon strict orders to never visit Silent Hill. It is also revealed thatRose Da Silva is still trapped in Silent Hill, and in order to free her adopted daughter from the realm of the town, Rose located the Seal of Metatron — although in order to do so, she sacrificed herself. In doing this, Sharon lost many of her memories, is suffering from amnesia, and has forgotten the events that transpired in the first film. Instead, in order to keep his adopted daughter safe and give her a normal life, Chris has told Sharon that her adopted mother died in a car crash on the outskirts of Silent Hill, and that her nightmares are simply dreams. It is Heather’s birthday, and Chris gives her a white vest as a present. The two embrace, and Heather leaves for her first day at a new school.

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On the way to school, Heather is confronted by a detective named Douglas Cartland who knows her true name is Sharon, and wants to speak to her. Heather refuses to speak with him, and during class, she reveals that she’s been moving from town to town and school to school constantly for the past 6 years, and refuses to befriend any of the other students who ridicule her. After school, Heather begins to hallucinate an armless monster, and a vision of a little girl being teased by her classmates. Heather runs into Vincent Cooper, who is also a new student at the school, but she rebuffs his advances.

Heather flees from Douglas and goes to Happy Burger in Central Square Shopping Center to meet safely with Chris, but he doesn’t arrive. Douglas catches up to Heather and tells her that the Order is looking for her, and that he wants to help her. He reveals that the reason why Heather has been moving so much is not because her father murdered a man, but because the man Chris killed in Portland was a member of the Order who was trying to abduct Heather. Before he can tell her anything else, the Missionary arrives and assaults them. They try to get away through the elevator, but Douglas is pulled away and killed by the Missionary.

Heather leaves the mall, which has become a crime scene due to Douglas’s death, and the fact that her jacket was left behind carrying her identification. Heather walks home with Vincent, only to discover that Chris has been kidnapped and a note beckoning her to Silent Hill has been left on the wall. Heather retrieves a box containing the Seal of Metatron from her father’s bedroom, although it is missing its other half, along with various documents regarding the mythology of Silent Hill. Police arrive at Heather’s door, believing that she was responsible for Douglas’s murder. Despite Vincent not wanting her to go, he gives in and drives her to Silent Hill anyway.

On the way to the town, Heather reads Chris’s research on Silent Hill and the Order, and learns that she is an incarnation of Alessa Gillespie, who was burned alive with the knowledge that she would survive the fire. The Order intended to use her burns to perform a ritual to impregnate her with their god, but Alessa proved more powerful than they had thought, and she instead split her soul and dragged the cult into an alternate reality. Heather learns that the Order wants to reunite her with Alessa’s dark side, so that they can cast her into hell and free themselves from the Otherworld.

Heather and Vincent stop at Jacks Inn, where Vincent reveals that he has feelings for Heather, and that he is a member of the Order who was born and raised in Silent Hill’s alternate reality. He warns her to stay away from Silent Hill, but Heather causes the inn to shift to the Otherworld. Vincent is then kidnapped by the Missionary, and Heather is knocked unconscious. When she wakes, she finds herself in the Fog World.

She enters Silent Hill and meets Dahlia Gillespie, Alessa’s mother. Dahlia tells Heather that she is the manifestation of the good side of Alessa’s soul, and that Alessa’s rage controls Silent Hill. Heather tries to get Dahlia to tell her where Christopher is, but the Sirens go off and Dahlia urges Heather to take shelter and run as the world peels away around them. Heather then meets Suki, a young woman who was dragged into the Otherworld when she got lost in Silent Hill. Heather tries to save Suki from a mannequin-like monster, but Suki is dragged away and killed.

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Heather then goes to Brookhaven Asylum, where she meets Leonard Wolf, the grandfather of Vincent and the former leader of the Order. Leonard tells Heather that the Seal of Metatron reveals the “true nature of things” and that he has the other half, and shifts into a monster when she gives her half to him and completes it. Heather is able to remove the Seal from Leonard’s body, killing him, and she goes to locate Vincent. She finds him in a room full of demonic nurses, who have just finished killing two members of the Order. She saves him, and the two go to Lakeside Amusement Park to find Chris.

At the park, Vincent kisses Heather and then distracts the Brethren, a sect of the Order. Heather makes her way to the carousel, where she meets Dark Alessa, the manifestation of the dark side of Alessa’s soul. Dark Alessa morphs into Memory of Alessa, a darkened version of Heather. She tells Heather that they are one, and that she is a demon because she is the darkness of the soul. Heather and Alessa merge and become one person again, making Heather a complete incarnation of Alessa.

Heather finds the sanctuary beneath the amusement park, and tries to free her father. There, she is confronted by Claudia Wolf, the new priestess of the Order and the mother of Vincent. Heather gives Claudia the Seal of Metatron. Because it reveals the true nature of one’s self, Claudia transforms into the Missionary — at this point, it becomes clear that Claudia was the being who murdered Douglas, her pawn, and kidnapped Vincent in Jacks Inn. When Claudia attacks Heather,Pyramid Head, Alessa’s “guardian and executioner”, goes to Heather’s defense, killing Claudia.

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Upon returning to the entrance of Silent Hill, Vincent notices that the ashes have stopped falling, and Heather speculates that things will change, though Chris corrects her, claiming that it is still a town of lost souls. Chris, Vincent and Heather leave Silent Hill together, but Chris stops and turns back, saying that he must find Rose. He then disappears into the fog which disappears along with him, and Heather and Vincent return to reality. They hitchhike with a truck driver named Travis Grady. As they drive away, a police convoy head in the direction of Silent Hill, along with fog overcoming the road

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