Trocadero Monday Movie Night
I’ve been a couple of these in the past but last night was a tad different–Johnny Goodtimes hosts a trivia game before the show now. We arrived a little too late to join in on the “Wheel of Trivia” fun but settled into the balcony seats for the horror/suspense flick “Silent Hill” which my friend told me was based on a video game. So it made sense that the three-quarters of the movie involved the main character–a mother searching for her daughter in an abandoned West Virginian ghost town–doing a lot of running through dark mazes, encountering strange townfolk, and avoiding/killing fiery zombies made of ash. I am usually freaked out by scary movies, but this one had me so confused by the wayward plot that I was too busy trying to figure out the what was going on to be frightened. It all gets explained in the last 10 minutes of the movie of course, but by then I was exhausted by all the screaming and fleeing to care. Plus, my back hurt from sitting on bleacher-style seats with no back support. But at least they had beer.