Silent Hill (1999)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  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 streets in Silent Hill are named after famous science-fiction and horror authors: Richard Bachman (Stephen King), Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Michael Crichton, James Ellroy, Jack Finney, Dean R. Koontz, Ira Levin, Richard Matheson, Carl Sagan, John Sandford, Dan Simmons, and F. Paul Wilson. See more »


Both Dahlia and Kauffmann disappear completely during the final boss fight. See more »


Harry Mason: I know that Cheryl is "There".
Cybil Bennett: "There"?
Harry Mason: Under whoever created this darkness. Cheryl is somewhere and she needs my help.
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References Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) 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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The most horrifying game I've ever played!
20 July 1999 | by (Sterling Heights, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Forget "Resident Evil" if you want to play a game with lots of scares. "Silent Hill" is the scariest game you will ever play! It's certainly the scariest one I've played anyway. What makes this game so terrifying is the sense of isolation and pure silence. I remember running in the streets, and the music track was purely the wind blowing. Then, the radio(which detects incoming monsters) emits a shrieking noise, letting you know somewhere near you, is a monster silently stalking you. The game is very atmospheric, with fantastic graphics that make "Resident Evil" crummy by comparison. Some of the camera angles move up in the air and then pan down again as you move, making it feel cinematic and dynamic. That kind of stuff blew me away immediately! I never completed this game, because it was too frightening for me to deal with. With some respects, video games are much more terrifying than films, because you are no longer observing. You become the characters, who are plummeted into a nightmarish hell of fear. Sure "Resident Evil" scared me when I first played it, but not like this! This was just too much! Try it out, but God knows how long you can handle it!

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