Each of these characters portray a different play on the human form which purposefully makes the audience feel uncomfortable about their anatomy. The familiar form of what most of us possess is strangled into a hideous beast, appearing lifeless and desperate, making way for excruciating unease.
On the other side of the fence, the story jumps back into reality where Rose's Husband Christopher goes on a search with the Police to Silent Hill to find his Wife and Daughter. The fact that he knows they should be there, or he feels their presence captivates a surreal element to the film. The location is bright and far more cheerful, however with what we know this calmed abandoned town makes the audience feel cold.
Rose encounters a lady named Dahlia Gillespie, who tells of how she has also lost her Daughter Alessa by the wrong doing of the townspeople. We later come to find Alessa was held hostage by the townspeople as they believed she was a curse to Silent Hill, which is where an evil force took over her and helped her take out her anger in revenge. Dahlia is convinced that Sharon is her daughter, Alessa, by a photograph that Rose shows her. The interesting twist is that Sharon is an adopted child, so could be some relation to the evil that lurks in Silent Hill.
Rose discovers the Policewoman named Cybal who was involved in the crash who becomes her friend in a desperate attempt to find Sharon and leave. They come to find that they cant escape Silent Hill as the road ends and drops into a neverending cliff. Later in the movie they come across a group which is a small group of people who take salvation in the church to keep away from the evil outside. Blinded by preaches from their leader Christabella, the people are no more than scurrying rats afraid of their own shadow. The control this lady has over them is uncanny to the story, as they are controlled outside just as they are inside safety. It is also somewhat uncanny due to how these are the only people Rose and Cybal have come across yet they bear an air of unease and appear unstable.
Later in the film we discover how these people try to kill Rose and Cybal in learning of their quest, thinking too that Sharon is the evil that plauges their town. There are scenes where the zombie like monsters create moments of intense displeasure, also dipping into the uncanny valley due to their CG nature. There is nothing within them that is living but it appears to be the familiar humanoid shape. This is especially the case in the scene where Rose encounters Alessa with a deformed nurse. Again this is based on the uncanny effect of how you would expect a nurse to be of good health to be able to treat you yet if they appear dead, your life is suddenly in danger with no one of medical knowledge.
After helping Alessa destroy the church, people and their leader, Rose finds Sharon and is free to leave Silent Hill. It is at the end of the film however where we experience the most uncanny of all, the enviroments which we became familiar with at the start of the film are deserted. Everything has an eerie mist to it and doesn't feel right. It is then when Rose realises she has not escaped and that she is trapped within two worlds. We see the scene cutt over to the same room that they are in where Christopher is sitting. They are unable to see each other, yet know they should be there. How very uncanny!
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