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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2 February 1999 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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A documentary series titled The Real Silent Hill Experience, or TRSHE for short, was made by a group of fans to dissect and clearly explain the franchise. This series has been noted by Silent Hill's current developers, and praised by some original Team Silent members (which was the original development team for the first four games) for its authenticity and attention to detail. Fan reaction though has been mixed since the documentary disproves with evidence some of the most long time believed fan theories like the multiple dimension theory. 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 »


Dahlia Gillespie: Was it not as I said? I see it all now- Yes everything. And with the sacrifice, the demon will swallow up the land. I knew this day would come... and the task is almost finished. There are only two left... To seal this town to the abyss, the mark of Samael. When it's completed, all is lost. Even in daytime, darkness will cover the sun, the dead will walk and martyrs will burn in the fires of hell. Everyone will die!
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Spin-off Silent Hill: Book of Memories (2012) See more »


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Published by Konami Records (Japan)
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20 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only reason I finished this game the first time is that my girlfriend kept insisting that I play it to entertain her; even with company it was too freaky for me to play for more than about an hour, and alone? Don't even think about it. The creepiness factor of this game is unbelievable: the soundtrack has only moments of music; mostly it's dominated by industrial machinery or natural wind. The monsters are seriously nightmare-based, ranging from tiny knife-wielding mutant children to nurses with parasites clinging to their backs to these horrific gorilla-like things that jump and make a guttural "Unnh" sound. I mean, it's unbelievable.

There's graphic fog all over this game, but it really adds to the atmosphere, and in all fairness, for a six-year-old PSone game it has remarkable rendering and lighting effects, and some good cutscenes. Of course, the reason to play this game is the sheer psychological terror. Somewhere in Japan, somebody said, "Let's make a video game where everything might or might not be real, where the player probably doesn't have the resources to kill all of the enemies, and where the few interactions with other characters are unnerving and leave you feeling even more lonely than before." By the time you reach the "Nowhere" section at the end of the game, I swear you will be going insane.

Suffice to say that the endings are unsatisfying, but nothing could really sum up a game like this. After playing it once or twice for real, do yourself a favor and get the procedure for the "UFO Ending"; it'll help calm your nerves and keep the whole thing in perspective.

Truly a unique game.

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