Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

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Dopey horror sequel, based on a series of video games, in which a teen girl (Adelaide Clemens) and her widowed father (Sean Bean) are pestered by demons who reside in the titular ghost town. When Dad disappears, our heroine gains the aid of an admiring school chum (Kit Harington) as she journeys to the haunted locale hoping to rescue papa and solve the mystery of her cursed identity. With its messy mythos, uninteresting characters and cliched imagery -- an insane asylum, check, a ruined amusement park, check -- writer-director Michael J. Bassett's follow-up to 2006's "Silent Hill" is as stiff as its innumerable corpses. While not as blood-soaked as the worst in the genre, moreover, his movie also features an excess of gory wounds and severed limbs.

Watch out for: Much gruesome violence, including torture and dismemberment, brief upper female nudity, at least one use of profanity, occasional rough and crude language.

Rated: The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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