Michael J. Bassett on SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D: Cinefantastique’s New York Comic Con 2012

Adelaide Clemens endures an unhappy reunion in SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D.

Adelaide Clemens endures an unhappy reunion in SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D.

Turns out that Hell is a small, American mining town. Which is how you lose Ohio, but also how you build a video-game-based horror franchise that crosses creeping dread and surreal imagery. Continuing the storyline started in the 2006 original, SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D takes a young woman (Adelaide Clemens) back to her hometown, an abandoned mining town subsumed in evil. Working with 3D for the first time, director Michael J. Bassett loads the film with much what-is-reality? weirdness, including a spider made of mannequin limbs and homicidal clockwork operating room nurses (and how would you like to have seen the casting call for that role?).

I was able to net an exclusive sit-down with Bassett while he attended New York Comic Con. Click the player to hear the conversation.

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Dan Persons

DAN PERSONS is a New York-based writer who first got bit by the Cinefantastique bug when he encountered the 1979 double issue devoted to the sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET. He contributed for many years to the magazine, first as a correspondent, then as an editor.

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