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  Silent Hill:  The Movie  
Posted 2003-09-19 by Tony Walsh
Video game horror series "Silent Hill" is destined for big-screen exploitation. The movie will reportedly be produced by Samuel Hadida (True Romance, Spider, Brotherhood of the Wolf) and directed by Christophe Gans (Crying Freeman.) It remains to be seen whether or not a movie could be any scarier than the game series. I'm betting it won't be.
  Review:  “Silent Hill 3”  
Posted 2003-08-21 by Tony Walsh
Silent Hill 3 (PS2)
Publisher: Konami
Developer: KCEJ
Price: $Unknown
Availability: Now

The original Silent Hill game for the Playstation 1 put all other survival horror games to shame. The game's ultra-eerie atmosphere and acute suspense was complemented with truly morbid graphics, stunning soundscapes, and claustrophobic game play. Silent Hill 2 outdid the first with grittier environments, and creepy lighting. Silent Hill 3, available now for the Playstation 2 and PC, once again plunges gamers into a nightmare world populated by zombie attack dogs, cancerous corpses, flesh-sucking beasts and other terrors.

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  Silent Hill 3:  Hottt Hottt Hottt  
Posted 2003-08-05 by Tony Walsh
The main characters of horror thriller Silent Hill 1 and 2 have both been men. Relatively plain-looking fellows to say the least. The kind of bloke that fades into the background whilst zombie nurses and undead cockroaches twitch and shimmy across the screen.

Upcoming Silent Hill 3 features a braless, hot-pants-and-sweatband-wearing, heroin-chic heroine. The beauty of previous versions of Silent Hill was that an uninteresting main character provided a deeper level of immersion than most games. Now, as an alternative to becoming white with fear, gamers can become purple with passion. Maybe the game should be renamed Silent Fanny Hill.
Posted 2001-10-29 by Tony Walsh
  • I rented Silent Hill 2 for PS2 over the weekend, the sequel to the PSX game. I hadn't played the first game, just watched others play. This one looked similar, although the graphics are stunning. The game play seemed basically the same, and took a loong while to get interesting. Aside from some basic puzzles, I had to resort to the Web for walkthroughs with The Baker telling me what to do next. I can't see how many of these puzzles could be solved without cheating. Anyway, the game is scary, but somewhat tedious. I was more interested in the story moving along than running around the town of Silent Hill in the fog.
  • Ginger Snaps. Watch it.
  • This is the somewhat inflated intro to my Bruce Campbell interview in November's Exclaim: "His is not a household name. His mug won't open any movies. But Bruce Campbell has made a good living on the fringes of Hollywood. Tony Walsh talks to Campbell about the early days of the Evil Dead, and how Tom Arnold journeyed from hog butcher to McHale's Navy." Umm, yeah... first of all I opened our phone conversation telling Bruce I wasn't going to ask any Evil Dead questions. And Tom Arnold was mentioned in passing. But that's Hollywood, I guess.
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