Silent Hill (1999)

Video Game  -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  2 February 1999 (USA)
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Writer Harry Mason finds that the sleepy seaside resort town he is trapped in is literally hell on Earth.


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Cast overview:
Michael G. ...
Harry (voice) (as Michael G)
Cybil (voice)
Thessaly Lerner ...
Lisa (voice)
Dr. Kaufmann (voice)
Sandra Wane ...
Alessa / Cheryl (voice)
Liz Mamorsky ...
Dahlia (voice)


Writer Harry Mason is taking his daughter Cheryl to the seaside resort town of Silent Hill for a vacation. However, as he is nearing the town he swerves to avoid a figure standing in the middle of the road and crashes his car. Awaking, he finds that his daughter is missing and heads towards the town to find her. There he finds that hell and Earth are becoming one in Silent Hill. Written by Rich Magrath

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Hell has a new home. Death is no escape. See more »


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2 February 1999 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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The names on the school's faculty list - K. Gordon, T. Moore and L. Ranaldo - are members of the American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo. See more »


The type of shotgun Harry gets is a double barrel shotgun, meaning that it can only hold 2 shells. Yet, once the shotgun is fully loaded, it can hold 6 shells. See more »


Harry Mason: Have you seen a little girl? Short, black hair? About seven years old?
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Referenced in Silent Hill: Genesis (2015) See more »


Esperándote (¿Qué quieres de mí?)
Performed by Vanesa Quiroz
Written by Rika Muranaka & Daniel Monteverdo & Omar Valente
Published by Konami Records (Japan)
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Good old-fashioned horror
4 July 2000 | by (Meadowview, Virginia) – See all my reviews

What a kicker of a game, Silent Hill takes ideas from Rosemary's Baby, The Shining, and even a little Jacob's Ladder, and runs with it, making it the most horrifying game ever released, even topping Resident Evil 1. Harry Mason, the main character, decides to take his daughter Cheryl on a vacation. Harry is a writer and has just lost his wife to an unknown disease, and decides to take a break. While driving to Silent Hill, Harry is passed by a motorcycle cop in quite a hurry. The cop looks at him, and zooms off. Harry pays no mind until he sees the motorcycle wrecked a couple miles up the road, he quickly takes his eyes off the road to check out the wreck and spots someone walking across the road. Harry slams on the brakes and ends up wrecking... He wakes up in Silent Hill, his head is bashed a little bit, but other than that he's fine, except for the fact that Cheryl is missing... The game sends you on a hellish mission to find your daughter, with the help of Cybil, the motorcycle cop. Silent Hill turns out to be a nightmare town, full of evil creatures. This game screws with your head as Harry undergoes several sequences that makes it seem like he's trapped in hell. You fight several different creatures during this period like evil devil children and hellhounds. But it's all just a dream... isn't it? The music doesn't make the playing experience any easier on you, evil and ominous industrial music adds to the tension of yours and Harry's quest. Great graphics and great music, and great gameplay. Instead of screwing with your nerves like Resident Evil does, Silent Hill screws up your brain. Is this real? What is that creature? Who do I trust? The only beefs I have with this game is that it's short, and when you find out how to solve every puzzle, you can breeze through the game when you play it a second time. In my opinion, Hollywood should quit trying to come up with the right script for Resident Evil and should put their attention into Silent Hill. It's a much smarter and much more frightening game with a better script and a better plot... what's the main plot? Beats me, there is never an exact plot to begin with...

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