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AICN Exclusive creepy SILENT HILL image!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with an exclusive image from the upcoming SILENT HILL flick from director Christophe Gans and writer Roger Avary. As a horror fan, this is one of my most anticipated movies of the year. With the talent involved it looks like we might get the very first well made video game movie. If that happens my theory will be proven true! Video games are like any other medium. Books, comics, etc. A talented filmmaker with a respect for the material can make a great movie out of a video game. I'm really psyching myself up for this one, so I hope I don't come crashing down when I see the movie... But looking at images like the below keep my own personal hype-o-meter pushing into the red. If I was walking down the street and saw that fucking thing come crawling out of an alley, I'd just start screaming and probably never stop. Goddamn if this is going to be one creepy ass flick!!!

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  • March 8, 2006, 4:55 a.m. CST


    by Darth Melkor

    I love SH and that is the shit!

  • March 8, 2006, 4:55 a.m. CST


    by OhDaesu

    What the hell is that?

  • March 8, 2006, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Kick it in the throat.

    by Virtual Satyr

    Lools like somebody is going to need a chiropractor.

  • March 8, 2006, 5:04 a.m. CST

    by joeypogi

    this movie is going to rock

  • March 8, 2006, 5:07 a.m. CST

    famous art

    by Koola_Norway

    that picture is inspired by a very famous piece of classic art (that I don't remember the name of). Looks cool, though... can't wait for the film.

  • March 8, 2006, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by OhDaesu

    I absolutely cannot wait for this, I just hope it isn't a complete letdown/failure of a movie like Ultraviolet was.

  • March 8, 2006, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Wow...just wow.

    by AragornElfstone

    That is some crazy messed up stuff.

  • March 8, 2006, 5:35 a.m. CST


    by zikade zarathos

    I'll be there opening day.

  • March 8, 2006, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Cirque de Gorei

    by Jeff_Fries

    Don't like it.

  • March 8, 2006, 5:38 a.m. CST


    by Der-Rabe

    This look creepy thou I like bondage. The trailer was very good too. Could this really be the first video-game-movie that actually works? If it doesn't we will still have PJ's Halo.

  • March 8, 2006, 5:39 a.m. CST

    The difference between Silent Hill and Ultraviolet

    by Tubbs Tattsyrup

    is that Silent Hill has a promotional campaign that doesn't suck (and probably doesn't suck itself). The movie's not out yet so I can't compare the final products, but this movie does look fucking AMAZING!!! I can't wait.

  • March 8, 2006, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Contemporary Dancer

    by Bicycle Thief

    Looks like a blind break dancer. I think if I saw this guy, I would not run. I would throw him some money.

  • March 8, 2006, 5:50 a.m. CST

    "Now watch me put a bowl of bran flakes onto my head-

    by seppukudkurosawa

    using only my feet!" Good image, though I'm not too sure what's going on there. I've seen a couple stills/publicity shots from this flick and it looks like it's definitely got its own colour pallette/look. Just cut down on the ghostly 10 year old girls, they're like soooo 2004.

  • March 8, 2006, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Looks great...

    by DannyParker

    ...really excited about this one.

  • March 8, 2006, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Looks like a Scorpions album cover.

    by Det. John Kimble

  • March 8, 2006, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Joel Peter Witkin called and he wants his idea back.

    by Det. John Kimble

    Ohhhhhh, SNAP.

  • March 8, 2006, 7 a.m. CST

    Please, oh, please, let this one be as good as the game

    by filker-tom

    The first game was the single scariest thing I've ever seen. Lovecraft? No prob. Slasher movies? Yawn. Romero zombies? Kewl. Tammy Faye Bakker, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh in a Speedo? I'm averting my eyes, O Lord, but only in disgust, not fear. Silent Hill? GAAAAH! Lights on, teddy bear, Mommy time. The room that was empty except for the sound of bottles being smashed STILL creeps me out.

  • March 8, 2006, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Please, oh, please, let this one be as good as the game

    by filker-tom

    The first game was the single scariest thing I've ever seen. Lovecraft? No prob. Slasher movies? Yawn. Romero zombies? Kewl. Tammy Faye Bakker, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh in a Speedo? I'm averting my eyes, O Lord, but only in disgust, not fear. Silent Hill? GAAAAH! Lights on, teddy bear, Mommy time. The room that was empty except for the sound of bottles being smashed STILL creeps me out.

  • March 8, 2006, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Crude. something wrong.

    by BendersShinyAss

    I want to find it amazing. i want to be jazzed up. I want so much. but there's something kinda sorry about this one. I prefer the blood and the muck. Not the sepia. Funny. I notice the production art is being marketed with the gritty snuff film look of a really high speed (grainy) film. I garantee you unless this film has been shot in 16mm it's going to be squeeky clean crystal clear.

  • March 8, 2006, 7:13 a.m. CST

    John Kimble

    by EvergreenOldboy

    The Silent Hill game series was pretty much inspired by Jacob's Ladder visually. Adrien Lynne used Joel Peter Witkin's work plus another artist I cannot remember as inspiration for the movie.

  • March 8, 2006, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Jacobs ladder??

    by BendersShinyAss

    is that so...

  • March 8, 2006, 7:34 a.m. CST


    by Mr Brownstone

    that other artist is Francis Bacon.

  • March 8, 2006, 7:38 a.m. CST


    by EvergreenOldboy

    Indeed it is. They take it even further in the third game. You run around an abandonded subway level, where your character has to get to Bergan street. Jacob has to cross the tracks to Bergan street in the opening of the film. BTW, first time poster here, hey everyone.

  • March 8, 2006, 7:48 a.m. CST


    by EvergreenOldboy

    Yes, that's exactly who it was, Mr. Brownstone. As for the look of the film, hearing what a big fan of Silent Hill Gans is, I personally hope that he does put a little grainy 16mm filter on top of the movie. Silent Hill 2 really topped it off with a 16mm-like grain that was on throughout the game, though there was an option to turn it off.

  • March 8, 2006, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Yep, apparently they've filtered the shit out of it

    by Monkey Butler

    Which is kinda cool.

  • March 8, 2006, 8:11 a.m. CST


    by BendersShinyAss

    I found that interesting because back in the good ol days of self training to write script and make films, i picked up a copy of a screenply titled 'Jacobs ladder'. I learned so much from that script. The perils of the writer as he came up with the story, of working in hollywood. And then i found myself engaged in the story being told. The whole premise that 'everything we just saw was really just a flash before his death'. then I saw the film. TERRIBLE!

  • March 8, 2006, 8:19 a.m. CST

    In addition to Jacob's Ladder

    by BigTed

    I think SH2 drew a lot from Angel Heart. The iconography of the spinning fans seems to be taken straight from the film. Although the spinning bicycle wheel stuff in Jacob's Ladder was very similar to that and was adapted directly to the wheelchairs in SH1. The SH series drew from a shitload of sources. Lots of classic horror books and films have direct links and homages in the games. Strangely enough though the primary inspiration for SH2's plot was Crime and Punishment. It's also got a bit of that Dante's Inferno / Orpheus thing going on too, if you spend too long thinking about the walk from the car down to the town and all the holes you have to leap down when the shit starts to really hit the fan.

  • March 8, 2006, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Bruce Joel Rubin?

    by EvergreenOldboy

    I've never read the screenplay, but I hear it's pretty different from the final product. Jacob's Ladder was something that really got me into movies when I saw it as a kid. I don't think it's terrible, perhaps you read something in the screenplay that you would have done differently. Anyway I'm getting off-topic, but I stand by the movie as being pretty damn powerful by Tim Robbins' proformance alone.

  • March 8, 2006, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Yeah, BigTed

    by EvergreenOldboy

    I've actually never seen Angel Heart, but you're right about how they drew from a lot of sources. Talking about book references there is a KOONTZ street in the first game, along with a King street, I think. Also, I didn't know about the Crime and Punishment bit, thanks for that.

  • March 8, 2006, 8:41 a.m. CST

    looks kinda like....

    by The hoff

    the close to you guys from mirrormask. Really nice though, everything i've seen so far for silent hill has really impressed me and this might actually be the first game to movie adaptation thats actually genuinely good (there have been a few that were watchable but that's hardly the same thing).

  • March 8, 2006, 8:46 a.m. CST

    He also wrote Deep impact

    by BendersShinyAss

    We are off topic. We could get banned. Yes the screenplay for Jacobs ladder was VERY different. And thus, the film to me was ..... well, it was shit to be perfectly honest. In the hands of M Night Shagadelic it would have rattled everyones balls. Here's hopeing Silent Hill does just that.

  • March 8, 2006, 8:46 a.m. CST

    This movie

    by DrSurvey

    This move just looks like everything I have ever dreamed about in a videogame adaption. Now to get Peter Jackson directing Halo....

  • March 8, 2006, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Thats the second call for Jacksons return

    by BendersShinyAss

    Guys, Do we all really have THAT much faith in Jackson as a film maker? The man is all production design. He could cut together a good film if it was the last hollywood blockbuster.

  • March 8, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST

    coundn't, damnit. couldn't

    by BendersShinyAss


  • March 8, 2006, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Demon baby carvers

    by EvergreenOldboy

    Bender, perhaps compaired to the screenplay the movie was ruined for you, though I would hardly call it shit. We're both biased in the matter anyway. On to SH again, I'm really glad they put Pyramid Head in the movie (I have a Pyramid Head costume that I wear BTW), along with the Demon Baby Carvers by the fence.

  • March 8, 2006, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Silent Hill

    by chaos731

    was some truly frightening shite. There are moments and pieces of imagery in that game that are scarier than nearly anything I've ever seen on a movie screen, and I've maybe seen more horror movies than Harry, Chas. Balun, and Steve Bissette put together. OK. Maybe not that many, but a whole lot. Anyway, once every couple of months, I revisit SH1 on Playstation, play it all the way through (I memorized all the puzzle solutions years ago), and let myself get creeped out by all the horrific shit that goes down in that game. One of the scariest monsters, without a doubt, are the evil teddy-bear creatures with knives for hands that chase you around that fuckin' sewer level. Oh, and that's probably the only example of a "haunted amusement park" in media history that's actually been scary. I have such high hopes for this flick. I'll be there opening day (or before, if I can swing it through some of the connections I've made through my site). I'll post a link to my own review when it goes live.

  • March 8, 2006, 9:26 a.m. CST


    by EvergreenOldboy

    Well, HALO is pretty much a Ringworld-Aliens hybrid type of game, so I would assume the movie is much of the same. I dunno, I'd reather they make a movie from a game that's not an FPS. I'd personally adapt Persona.

  • March 8, 2006, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I'm right there with you Evergreen

    by HiHuman

    I agree with you about Persona. Talk about one of the most atmospheric games EVER, although I prefer its sequels Eternal Punishment, and Innocent Sin. I think any of the Shin Megami Tensei / Soul Hacker / Devil Summoner games would make excellent movies. There was a Japanese flick called Kamen Gakuen, alternatively called Persona, which came out a while back. I've seen it and it's hard to tell whether or not it's based on a Persona game. Maybe the Persona 'Universe,' but I'm not sure. Check it out and decide for yourself.

  • March 8, 2006, 10:18 a.m. CST

    So it's some kind of creepy Circue Du Soliel?

    by Bones

    So, when do the ghoulish trapeze girls come in on ribbons, shaking their little asses?

  • March 8, 2006, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by Bones

    I see someone else beat me to the joke.

  • March 8, 2006, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by EvergreenOldboy

    HiHuman, I don't think Kamen Gakuen is related to Megami Tensei, though I bet it was heavily influenced by Megaten. I personally prefer Innocent Sin. Back somewhat on topic, they talk about a coal fire "raining hell" on the town of Silent Hill on the websites little newspaper. It reminds me of a town called Centralia. check out the pictures, really fuckin' creepy

  • March 8, 2006, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Didn't this game have about 5 endings?

    by veritasses

    One of them being about UFO's or what not?One of them being about UFO's or what not? I typically don't have the patience for the "find locked door, back track, get attcked by zombies, find key, open door, find another five locked doors etc" games but I heard that it was scary so I Game-Sharked it so I could cruise through and just experience the story but I got bored with the puzzle solving crap and never finished it. Of the parts that I did play, it did have a pretty good setup and made good use of sound and fog-visuals (esp for a PS1 game) to create a good scary atmosphere. From what I remember of the story after reading the synposis (years later) I think there's more than enough enough good material (story, visuals and production) that it should make for a kick ass movie if they just translate what's there.

  • March 8, 2006, 11:38 a.m. CST


    by cyberskunk

    Thanks for the link, EvergreenOldboy. I had heard a rumor (false? true? I don't know) that the movie was originally going to be called Centralia but was changed due to fan outcry. It sounds to me like the movie people wanted there to be a reason given why the town was so deserted, which is a bit different from the games.

  • March 8, 2006, 12:03 p.m. CST


    by EvergreenOldboy

    You know, IMDB states "aka "Silent Hill: Centralia" - USA (working title)" I had heard about the town a couple years back, when there was mostly old shit houses and a few people still living there. I always thought it looked like a SH type place and really want to go check it out. Yeah I don't know what they were thinking or how that came about. You're probably right in the assumtion that they based the backstory of the town on Centralia. It's weird that reading the .PDF newspaper reminded me of Centralia right away. heh.

  • March 8, 2006, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by EvergreenOldboy

    Yeah, there are UFO endings, my favorite is the DOG ending. Where you get a dog key, and open a locked door after beating the game once. It showed a little dog controlling all the events and chaos from a control panel, and a dog flying with stardust over the moon.

  • March 8, 2006, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Silent Ladder

    by Jesus_and_Tori

    SIlent Hill looks sweet. the trailor was sweet and that image of pyramid head was awsome. After watching Jacob's Ladder i wanted the past 2 hours of my life back, it was just horrible and a waste.

  • March 8, 2006, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Please be good, please be good, please be good....

    by Lando Griffin

    This is one of my most anticipated movies of the year, can't wait. Even if it sucks (which so far doesn't look likely) it will be so great to see this world translated to the screen, just to see that scary motherfucker Pyramid up on screen - shiver. I've never played SH4 but the first three always creeped the shit out of me. Satying up late, turning off all the lights, have the surround sound goin, good times, good times indeed. Lots of creepy moments but the one that still stands out to me was in SH3 when you are in the haunted house in the amusement park near the end, with the creepy voiceover telling the story of the house, all of a sudden a scream and a hanging body falls from into view - it actually made me jump and I can't remember the last time a horror movie did that to me. I think i may have even wet myself a little. All these great times witht the SH franchise were experienced with my then-girlfriend-now wife, who loved the games as much as I did, she played a little sometimes but for the most part would sit back and just watch, try to help and enjoy. Needless to say she is really looking forward to the movie too.

  • March 8, 2006, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Lando, you're not really missing out

    by EvergreenOldboy

    SH4 wasn't even originally a SH game, it was the only one I never finished. And man, I guess there's a lot of hate for the Ladder. I'm really wondering what the footage of Pyramid Head ripping a person's skin off was like, actually. Did anybody here see any of that?

  • March 8, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST

    People can hate Jacob's Ladder...

    by BigTed

    And like Silent Hill? Everyone I've ever known who liked Silent Hill at least respects the imagery of Jacob's Ladder. I've never heard anyone call it terrible before. Still, I can understand the bit about reading the script ruining the film, I've heard they were quite different.

  • March 8, 2006, 1:13 p.m. CST

    The mirror room

    by occams_razor

    I think it was in Silent Hill 2 (3 maybe), but the room with the wall length mirror and the sink in the corner and if you stayed there long enough bad, bad things started to happen. One of the few times I have ever been scared of a video game and loved every second of it. As for the Dog ending, I have looked for years for an mp3 of the song that played during the ending. I'm really hoping this movie will be as good as it looks. Oh, and Jacob's Ladder wasn't the greatest thing ever but the imagery in that movie has stayed with me, and subsequently creeped me out, years after watching it and that always impressed me.

  • March 8, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by lopan

    yeah that's in SH3. great moment. when your reflection stops moving... oh man i get chills just thinking about it. The underground prison and the hospital in SH2 do it for me. Just the incidental music by itself is fucking scary as hell, then you get demon nurses popping up behind you... yikes. God I hope this movie lives up to the games.

  • March 8, 2006, 1:31 p.m. CST

    this isn't half as scary...

    by calami-shami

    as the prospect of Vin Diesel trying to act in a serious role. PLEASE TAKE THOSE ADS DOWN, i have nightmares.

  • March 8, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST

    A Tool Video With a Storyline

    by jollydwarf

    I mean, how can you NOT want to see that? I hope the pieces fit, 'cause I like the ad campaign....

  • March 8, 2006, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by Der-Rabe

    Vin Diesel got so drunk once that he ate the keg after drinking all of it, and it was filled with Everclear. Two weeks later he crapped out a Ford Mustang, however, it was not a GT model, but did have leather seats.

  • March 8, 2006, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Best moment in SH2

    by Bob of the Shire

    When you first encounter Pyramid Head and he's raping/eating those two mannequin demons. As soon as you walk into that room this music starts playing that just screams "You do not need to be in here. Get the fuck out.". I hope this movie lives up.

  • March 8, 2006, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Not true to the game.....

    by phuctup_thug

    I wanted to like this movie when I first heard about it, but after seeing the trailer I can see that the story wasn't written properly. First of all, there should be no digital devices in it (cell phones, etc.) and no contact with the world outside of Silent Hill. There were also to many people running up those stairs towards the end of that trailer, the games never had more than 7 or 8 characters including the protagonist which was one of the things that made it so creepy. I did like siren use in the trailer though, sounded pretty good, the music too.

  • March 8, 2006, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by occams_razor

    Quit nitpicking and enjoy the magic.

  • March 8, 2006, 5:21 p.m. CST

    once again

    by frank cotton

    someone tries to judge a perfectly respectable film by its screenplay and loses all credibility in the process. while i will admit JACOB'S LADDER would have been better had they left the deleted scenes in (especially the eye in the ceiling bit that was in the trailer), it still rocks as is. terrible? what fucked up planet are you from?

  • March 8, 2006, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by calami-shami


  • March 8, 2006, 6:52 p.m. CST

    oh great

    by silentjay

    more fast motion, 16mm-film type shots like in the Ring to compensate for poor writing and complete lack of suspense. "We don't need a tense situation, let's just use the jittery, super-fast FX shot to create fear."

  • March 8, 2006, 7:12 p.m. CST

    I agree with with occams, no nitpicking necessary

    by Lando Griffin

    And I am talking in general not necessarily just with SH. Too much bitching about every tiny detail of everything thats TRANSLATED to film. Please realize that besides trying to cater to an established fanbase the movie suits are trying to also appeal to the average moviegoer who may know nothing about Silent Hill, X-Men, etc. (which, by the way, is the larger part of the equation) These are just interpretations people. **** Good correlation Jolly. Looking forward to the new Tool album and subsequent tour this year. No doubt they'll have creeprier music videos, they also always have fucked up videos to show on screen during the live shows. Always good to watch while stoned at a Tool show. ***** I've never seen Jacobs Ladder however I remember the previews on tv as a child used to creep the shit out of me. I'm gonna go have to rent it now, no matter what the negatives may be, just to see all the creepy visuals.

  • March 8, 2006, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Oh yes... there will be blood... seriously.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    The clip they showed at WonderCon made me completely believe this flick is going to be balls out amazing. Before I saw the clip i thought "hey, nother video game flick, the trailer looks ok, maybe i'll give it a shot." After the wondercon clip I HAVE TO SEE IT. No question that this is a "be there on the first day" movie.

  • March 8, 2006, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Nothing gets you fired up more...

    by Kizeesh

    Except maybe leaked footage.... I thankyou

  • March 8, 2006, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Looks good and Ultraviolet sucks balls.

    by Russman

    I've never played this game, I'm gonna have to visit gamespot and look it up. I'm looking forward to seeing this... Still got my fingers crossed that The Suffering will be made soon.

  • March 8, 2006, 8:20 p.m. CST

    So is Silent Hill about a guy stuck in a NIN video?

    by stlfilmwire

    I'm just saying...

  • March 8, 2006, 8:20 p.m. CST

    So is Silent Hill about a guy stuck in a NIN video?

    by stlfilmwire

    I'm just saying...

  • March 8, 2006, 8:25 p.m. CST

    So, when do the ghoulish trapeze girls come in on...

    by Neosamurai85

    Probably in the sequel

  • March 8, 2006, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Oooh, breaking dancing monster

    by Meremoth

    I'm so there

  • March 8, 2006, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Jacob's Ladder

    by Neosamurai85

    Is also one of my top ten favorite horror films (if not films in general) My pet peeves were always the fact that the scenes that were cut were fucking brillient horror (though I agree the bathroom rape would have disrupted the flow) he Mr. Flash Dance thought were over kill. No they wern't they were proper kill. That movie kicked my ass at 15 like no other movie besides Blue Velvet had done at the time. To have had those scenes in it then would have put me in a ward for two years and made me devote the rest of my life to horror films. Oh well. Actually my biggest peeve was the whole ladder harring. It really confuses things a lot. I could have worked if they hadn't cut the "Dream on" toilet scene" and had cut the little closing text about how many people were really expirimented on in the war. The Ladder is suposed to be an illusion in his head to resist the fact that he's dying. By adding that little bit at the end, it makes it seem real, leaving us to wonder what the fuck is happening for years. Some times I like that (original cut of Donnie Darko) but in this case it take the fire out of what could have been the best post Exorcist horror movie to date. It still fucking rocks though. Peace.

  • March 8, 2006, 8:37 p.m. CST

    oh and about the pic...

    by Neosamurai85

    I have been very excited about this film. I knew it would not live up to my expectations of what could be... but I came to peace with that, having faith from all I've seen thus far that it would come close enough for me to enjoy the ever loving shit out of it. But seeing that pic... um... wow... this might be a hell of a lot better than I was expecting. I want to see it NOW... This might finally be the film to get me to drag my ass out to a midnight showing... Peace.

  • March 8, 2006, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Silent Hill...

    by Red Ned Lynch my wife's all time favorite video game, and I hope it's good for her sake. But I'll tell you, I got excited when I heard Sean Bean was in it because that seemed like borderline genius casting for the game's main character, and I haven't been able to work up much enthusiasm since I found out he dopes around outside the action while Rahda Mitchell takes his place on the Hill.

  • March 8, 2006, 9:12 p.m. CST


    by Johnno

    SHOOT IT!!! SHOOT IT!!! *Bang* *Bang* Oh fuck!!! Outta Ammo! USE THE SHOVEL!!! *CLANG CLANG* *dying groan* Kick it! Make sure it's dead! Is it bleeding?!Okay... calm down... okay... Now where the fuck am I? *Open map* AICN thread clear...

  • March 8, 2006, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Creepier than Harry's new GIF?

    by Ribbons

    I keed, I keed. Any new GIF is cause for celebration.

  • March 8, 2006, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Here's the video of the skin ripping

    by EWollan

    Well, not really but up to the part where it happens. Some guy caught this on a mobile phone but ran out of memory right when P.H grabs her boobs. Looks great and fans will notice the music from the games:

  • March 8, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST

    *Updated* Video of skin ripping

    by EWollan

    The last URL I gave was outdated but now it's up on YouTube. Enjoy:

  • March 8, 2006, 11:50 p.m. CST


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  • March 8, 2006, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Goddamn delay.

    by PsychoCrash

    Didn't see the post above me. Now I look like an ass.

  • March 8, 2006, 11:53 p.m. CST

    I see that it wasn't the delay...

    by PsychoCrash

    Just my lack of refreshing for an extended period of time. Goddamn it all!

  • March 9, 2006, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Definitely looking forward to this.

    by FezMonkey

    Though regarding HALO speculation... I'd rather see Ridley Scott in the director's chair. Think a combination of ALIENS and BLACK HAWK DOWN. It makes me giddy.

  • March 9, 2006, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Silent Hill, Unholy Hill, All the mist, All the frights

    by cerebulon

    Never mind. I could never play SH1... the handling of the guy was terrible and it frustrated me to the point of wanting to break the CD in my bare hands. But I loved SH2 and especially SH3. I think they're the best of the series. I've been trying to play SH4 the room, but I can't figure out how to use the swords of obedience and have just given up and moved on to Shadow of the Colossus. Since I never played SH1 - I really have no idea where the guy in the poster above comes from! He sure doesn't look like any of the games thingies. I also like the damp drippy look more for silent hill than the dry sepia grainy look. I am actually excited about seeing this - I hope they do it justice. SOMEONE REMAKE THE DUNWHICH HORROR!!!!!!!!!!! There I said it

  • March 9, 2006, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Downward Facing Dog...

    by Virgil Hilts

    ...rips your throat out. Nice and creepy.

  • March 9, 2006, 2:09 a.m. CST


    by Neosamurai85

    The image above is not from any of the games. That's what has most of us (or maybe just me) excited. It's something new, yet damn creepy and to the spirit of SH. The best way to make a Silent Hill Movie is to make something new that does not only takes from what is already there. That would be boring. It needs to add something to the series. Between this and the raining ash... I'm a-liking whats I'm a-seein'! Peace.

  • March 9, 2006, 2:11 a.m. CST


    by Neosamurai85

    Um... you mean Alien and Black Hawk Down... right? Peace.

  • March 9, 2006, 2:18 a.m. CST

    That video was soooo dark I could barely see it.

    by Shermdawg


  • March 9, 2006, 3:13 a.m. CST


    by Johnno

  • March 9, 2006, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Creepy or inhuman?

    by andrew 13

    Some refer to movies like this using words like "creepy" etc. Has anybody considered that flicks with such a disgusting degree of gut-wrenching violance just object to any claim to respect for the human race? Yes, movies like TCM (thank you, Michael Bay; found a new way to milk money from audiences, eh?) are spitting at the human race and turn down any ethical value. The human being becomes an OBJECT of terrific destructive powers...It is degreded to some variable substance to be slashed, butchered, massacred and literally slaughtered in the mosst inventive ways. Good for the adrenaline rush of all of us? Maybe. Good as a work of human art, as something that lasts, that helps us to come along? Never.

  • March 9, 2006, 4:33 a.m. CST

    So where did you see the movie, Andrew?

    by BigTed

    I was unaware that there were any test screenings. It's a good thing you aren't judging a piece of art based on a promotional poster. It's also a good thing you aren't making authoratative claims about subjective artistic expression.

  • March 9, 2006, 6:23 a.m. CST


    by andrew 13

    Cynical comments ignoring the content of a statement and picking on (alleged) syntax errors, spelling mistakes, lapsus linguae etc. are always the prefered way to demonstrate some kind of superiority in cases where no such superiority really exists... Just the outrageously poor demonstration of a very nasty habit...Congrats!

  • March 9, 2006, 6:31 a.m. CST

    What's the matter

    by andrew 13

    Why are people picking on lapsus linguae etc. anytime they have nothing to say?

  • March 9, 2006, 11:32 a.m. CST


    by Neosamurai85

    I was going to ignore you but since the heckling squad is only supporting your argument (except for BigTed which you have yet to address), I thought I

  • March 9, 2006, 11:35 a.m. CST

    "saw things they did NOT actually see."

    by Neosamurai85

    Damn typo. This is why I try not to throw stones in glass houses. Peace.

  • March 9, 2006, 11:38 a.m. CST

    NIN video

    by Neosamurai85

    People keep throwing around NIN over this. I'm only a middle weight fan of Reznor, so could someone point out exactly what video they think this looks like it is out of. Cause it don't look like "Closer" to me. A Tool video on the other hand... yeah, I can see a little of that. Peace.

  • March 9, 2006, 12:05 p.m. CST

    "That's hot" - Paris Hilton

    by Doom II

    "Yo, that dude could reach around with his mangled body and blow himself! Buuung!"-Jay

  • March 9, 2006, 12:40 p.m. CST


    by Lando Griffin

    I applaud NeoSamaurai for taking the high road, he's trying to educate you. Unfortunately, the tone of self righteousness that your initial post reaks of (not to mention mock intellect) tells me that you're the idealogue type, nothing will convince you, you have your mind made up already even though it seems you have no knowledge of what you are speaking of. Which is why noone here should take you seriuosly. (By the way isn't art interpretation sujective? Are you an authority? If not, who is?)

  • March 9, 2006, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Lapsus Linguae? You jest!

    by Holly_Wight

    Jeez. Even I don't throw around Latin words to look cool, especially when they don't fit! You're saying Lapsus Linguae when you mean Lapsus Calami instead. The distinction, my fine featherbrained friend, is that Lapsus Linguae is a slip of the TONGUE, and you made something more akin to a slip of the pen. Furthermore, a Lapsus Linguae is more like a Freudian slip than a typo. If you're going to bandy about $5.00 words, at least take the time to know what you're saying. Really, even Lapsus Calami is wrong, since you had a slip of the keyboard, and not a slip of the pen. I'd say you'd probably want to use "Lapsus Manus" or a "slip of the hand." Unless, of course, you were right all along and you use your mouth to dictate to your computer, or you type with your tongue. Either way, you come off as kind of a snotty, self-righteous, deluded git. Your mummy should without your cookies until you learn to stop throwing Latin around improperly.

  • March 9, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Your mummy - edit

    by Holly_Wight

    Your mummy should leave you without your cookies. Damned lapsus manus.

  • March 9, 2006, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by occams_razor

    Hehe, you guys owned Andrew13.

  • March 9, 2006, 4:19 p.m. CST

    How bout a Rubber Johnny movie.

    by jimmy_009

    His time has come.

  • March 9, 2006, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by coldreboot

    Make a movie of ED, and you've got a winner right there. Horror, epic story and spanning centuries with multiple main characters. Gold.

  • March 9, 2006, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Holly, that was fucking awesome.

    by FluffyUnbound

    Jokes involving Latin [that do not revolve around either medicine or law] are the bomb.

  • March 9, 2006, 5:39 p.m. CST

    come on guys

    by lopan

    don't feed the trolls, even if they speak latin

  • March 9, 2006, 5:59 p.m. CST

    The first time you see Pyramid Head (I think)

    by Novaman5000

    Is when you're in the hallway and one direction is blocked off by bars, and as you get close to the bars the radio gets static-y. If you look down the hallway into the darkness, Pyramid Head is just...standing there... Just looking at you. It's absolutely horrifying. He doesn't move, he's just barely visible in the darkness, watching and it's so totally effective.

  • March 9, 2006, 6:23 p.m. CST


    by BannedOnTheRun

    "Adventure" is the scariest game ever. I remember one time I was playing Adventure on the Atari 2600 in the dark, and all of a sudden that dragon came floating at me in the maze and I swear I pissed my pants.

  • March 9, 2006, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Dragons didn't go into the maze in "Adventure".

    by Ray Garraty #47

    I'm assuming you're having a Lapsus Atarae. BWA HA HA HA

  • March 9, 2006, 7:47 p.m. CST

    harry's dog animation

    by 81666

    would've been funnier if the last transformation was a chinese take out box . . .

  • March 9, 2006, 9:22 p.m. CST

    pyramid head as seen in silent hill movie

    by First

  • March 9, 2006, 10:47 p.m. CST

    BETTER 'pyramid head as seen in silent hill movie'

    by Johnno

  • March 10, 2006, 3:13 a.m. CST

    ViceCardinal has some serious problem

    by andrew 13

    Dear ViceCardinal, maybe I just have to be more friendly and offer you a helping hand (given the fact that you are still mocking at my grammar and spelling instead of discussing the matter at hand seriously). Let me explain: An inferiority complex is a psychological defect mainly composed of constant, painful feelings that one is inferior to others in some way. Some can get rid of it some day - others can't. It depends on the state of this mental illness. Serious cases usually result in a retreat from difficulties, whether in one's job, private life or in discussions. Discussions are a particularly qualified field to experience the main aspects of this neurotic lifestyle (I know that's a euphemism for your brutally mis-developed state of mind, poor guy). If nothing can be submitted that is of relevance for the substance of the discussion, the mentally disabled just switches to purely offensive means. A discussion is turned into a personal attack. The subject matter of the discussion is not even touched upon. I cannot perceive how cruel and hurting this must be - but at least I try! So, ViceCardinal, maybe you can add something to your experience of being unable to reach any goal of subjective success leading to your illness...(Only if it doesn't hurt you too much to talk about it). Sincerly yours, Andrew13

  • March 10, 2006, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Some actual quality went into to this video game movie

    by The Founder

    Well at least it looks like it dis based on what I've seen so far.

  • March 10, 2006, 10:51 a.m. CST

    I love this

    by indiebum

    I wished they would make a Silent Hill movie based on Silent Hill 4: The Room because that game, as a movie, would be the SCARIEST shit you ever saw. The game, from beginning to end, haunts you and you can't think of anything besides the game and how terrifying it is. I can't go down to the subway the same way without thinking of the subway levels of that game.

  • March 10, 2006, 11:01 a.m. CST


    by Neosamurai85

    It has it's moments, but too much of it draws from recent horror. You have your J-horror grudge, your 13 Ghost (remake) plot compleate with machine, and Being John Malkovich portal. I agree it would be good if handled right but I think it would be best if ten years were put between them. In the mean time they could make a few other sequels though. Peace.

  • March 10, 2006, 11:02 a.m. CST

    13 Ghost remake...

    by Neosamurai85

    that is... Peace.

  • March 10, 2006, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by DrSurvey

    I find it rather disturbing that rather then discuss quite possibly one of the greatest video game movies to be released, people are arguing over the validity of someones language. Of course, it is rather humourous, but in the end it wears thing and becomes tedious. Siletn Hill is shaping up to be a great movie, and if it even has an ounce of atmosphere that the game had, should render most peoples underwear moist.

  • March 10, 2006, 11:49 a.m. CST

    oh wait... I did say remake... Anyway RE: Disturbing

    by Neosamurai85

    That's the word I've been waiting to say. Silent Hill is creepy at times, but its imagery and real power lies not only in its abillity to creep out the player, but to actually disturb them. I was going to touch on that when discussing it with andrew 13, but as of yet he continues to pick reply only to those with little substance in their remarks. It kind of bugged me how quick another talkbacker called troll on him... but man the guy is not setting up a good case for himself. Peace.

  • March 10, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Silent Hill newspaper

    by Lando Griffin

    last night I went to the cheap $3 movie theater and they had a stack of Silent Hill newspapers. What a cool promotion. You can see the paper at the official site too. But what a cool way to get people interested in the movie

  • March 10, 2006, 6:10 p.m. CST

    by giger167

    All this Silent Hill talk made me want to play some of the original games again so I dutifully rented them from my local blockbuster and put them in my 360 and the bitches wouldnt load as there not supported yet by the backward compatible game patches, arrrgggggggg, way to go Microsoft lol. Anyways, trailers, images, dodgy downloaded wondercon footage all point to some disturbing scary shit and this is one game adaption I hope they get right. We want to be scarrrreeeeeeeddddddd !!!!

  • March 11, 2006, 2:02 a.m. CST


    by ninjatracksuit

    I actually feel that this might be one of the few decent vg translations to come down the pipe...ever...So, from the preview and the images shown, I take it they are relying heavily on SILENT HILL 3 for the storyline?..Alright, best part of the game right here: Walking around in a locked room on the 'otherside' and going up to a mirror...suddenly your character freezes and weird shit starts happenening in the mirror and behind you - only time I've been really been freaked out by a game...also cool getting the 'lightsaber'...

  • March 11, 2006, 7:09 a.m. CST

    The mirror

    by Neosamurai85

    Seems they really hit it out of the park with that scene. It pops up a lot in these talkbacks. Freaked me out. Each game had a moment for me. The Blue Velvet bit from SH2 really struck me because I didn't think they'd do it. The Room had a few little things. I nice general vibe until it ran out of fire. SH1 is getting foggy but the whole series has done a pretty stand up jop on the creeping and disturbing factors. To my knowledge ninjatracksuit, the storyline for this film has always been closest to SH1, the've spilt over a lot of creatures from Silent Hill 2. The scenery is largly from the first game as well. SH3 had more of a fleshy look to it. Also some of this new one is taking the story in a new direction with the whole coal fire, which is a good use of the mines that showed up in SH4. Wouldn't mind a cameo of the Pick Axe... that thing was crazy! Too bad you can't really get to use it because of that girl following you around all the time. It's around the world attack always ends up hitting her. Peace.

  • March 11, 2006, 8:22 a.m. CST

    by DrSurvey

    The bit that affirmed that SH1 was going to be pants wetting scary, was right at the start just as you go into the School for the first time and you walk along and the Locker starts shaking and burst open to reveal......absolutly nothing!

  • March 11, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Jacob's Ladder Script

    by knicks5033

    Whoever said that the script for Jacob's Ladder scared them away, I have to confirm something else said earlier and note that the script often found online is NOT the same as that used in the movie. In fact, many parts are extremely different, and the ending is completely different (even the deleted/alternate ending found on the DVD is NOTHING like the one in the script). Terrific film. If Silent Hill has even 1/10 of Jacob's Ladder's integrity, it should be an excellent film. As for the pic, I don't see anything particularly creepy about it; seems like the average circus performer... you know... with barbed wire over his face.

  • March 11, 2006, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Getting the Sailor Moon outfit and lightsaber was...

    by Warcraft

    ...awesome in silent hill 3. Would't it be funny if they completely ruined the movie by giving the main character a lightsaber, and having her lightsaber duel pyramid head at the end? It would kill the movie, but man it would be hilarious.

  • March 11, 2006, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Warcraft lightsaber duel

    by Neosamurai85

    After the credits my good man... after the credits... Peace.

  • March 12, 2006, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Another poster: Pyramid Head!

    by Johnno

  • March 14, 2006, 1:58 a.m. CST

    SH4 - How to use swords of obediance

    by MikBones

    To the poster who gave up on SH4 because they couldn't figure out the swords, beat the ghost with (golf club, baseball bat, iron bar etc) until they lay down on floor and quickly switch to sword. If you're quick, you can stab the ghost pinning them to the floor. You lose your sword, but you can always go back for it once area is clear for you to move on. This comes in particularly handy with the annoying 'flaming ghost.'

  • March 14, 2006, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Silent Hill v Resident Evil

    by MikBones

    Silent Hill was a great concept and at the time of Resi 1 & 2, SH brought a level of freedom to the horror game genre. However, it also suffered from the same 'repetitive' backtracking. Interestingly Resi 4 is the best game ever made (If you haven't played it, buy/rent it now) and has re-vitalised the series after the very poor 'inbetween games' such as outbreak and dead aim. The same can't be said for Silent Hill 4. However, despite the lowering quality of the games, I am really looking forward to the movie. I'll never forget the very first trailer I saw for Silent Hill on a playstation demo disc. It was eiree, moody and very scary. From what I have seen so far, the movie really seems to have captured the essence of what makes Silent Hill creepy. Looking forward to being terrified all over again.

  • March 16, 2006, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Silent Hill creature effects

    by goblin_bones

    I would just like to inform everyone that the creatures were created at Patrick Tatoupolas design studios. Myself and other sculptor painters that were involved are huge fans of the game and wanted to make sure that these creatures stayed true to the source. Patrick's designs stayed close to the games designs with allittle extra flair from himself and the rest of us. What we all came up with in the end are some very surreal looking creatures that I don't think fans of the game will be at all dissapointed with. We built Pyramid Head, the Nurse faces, the Grey Child suit, the Armless( Patient) suit and the Cockroaches. We were all pretty excited about this film and the director's involvment. I think this will be an incrediblly styllish and very strange horror movie unlike anything we've seen befor in a long while.