Game over or game on: Video game film adaptations
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'Silent Hill'( TriStar Pictures / July 9, 2012 )
'Silent Hill' (2006)
Domestic box office: $46,982,632
Why the game succeeded: Much more horror than sci-fi, the game lets players explore a fictional town, uncovering its secrets and those of the town's evil twin, Otherworld. The 'noise effect' keeps you occupied, while the game's monsters sneak up and scare you.
The movie? Game over: Not a complete failure, the movie's effects and weird creatures were just as spooky as those in the game. There's a lot less of an understanding of what is going on in the movie than in the game though, and that's not good.