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10 amazing facts you didn't know about Silent Hill

One of the greatest, beautifully gory horror video game franchises of all time has got to be Konami’s Silent Hill franchise by a mile. The serie ...

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Top 5 / Top 10 13 May 2015, 14:38 IST
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One of the greatest, beautifully gory horror video game franchises of all time has got to be Konami’s Silent Hill franchise by a mile. The series’ amazing storylines, wonderful characters, as well as its multiple endings have made the series a cult favourite (no pun intended if you know what I mean). However all good things come to an end and the next instalment in the Silent Hill series, which has been wowing us since 1999, titled Silent Hills was cancelled by Konami. All is not lost though as the franchise may receive a new lease of life if that signature campaign started by a fan to revive the series bears fruit. Until that becomes a reality, feast your eyes on these 10 amazing facts about Silent Hill.

The School Featured In Silent Hill(1999) Is Based On Kindergarten Cop

The school in the original Silent Hill is almost a perfect replica of the one featured in the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer Kindergarten Cop. The reason for this could be because Konami, which is based in Japan, didn’t have the funds to send executives to scout for locations for Silent Hill which is set in America, which is why looking at American films was the next best option. The school was copied with such detail that even the posters that adorned the walls of the school in the film are present in the game.

The First Game Contains A Lot Of Horror Movie Easter Eggs 

Since Silent Hill is a survival horror game it isn’t surprising to see so many nods to American horror films. If you observe carefully, and if you’re a horror film buff you’ll notice quite a few posters of Stanley Kurbrick’s ‘The Shining’, a stairwell identically to the one shown in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’, a shop named Cut Rite Chainsaws which is based on the one appearing in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 as well as several other easter eggs.

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