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Silent Hill

Part 6 of JMFJ/Donuts is here! 2 more to go.

I watched the Silent Hill movie this weekend. I've never played the games although I've heard about them a lot. I think they might be just a little too creepy for me. I remember having to play Clive Barker's Undying only in the daytime because I got so creeped out at night. :P With movies, I'm okay, but games are just different somehow.

The plot was... okay, but the visuals were so nice. The whole town is engulfed in fog and falling ash, and when the sirens go off, the transition into Otherworld with the walls, doors, floors, etc. peeling away is fantastic. Pyramid Head flaying Anna was truly awesome, very reminiscent of Hellraiser, and I really liked the film grain flashbacks.

I generally dig the Lovecraftian other dimension horror so I went to the Silent Hill Wiki to read about the games and monsters, etc. and the game mythology is really interesting and actually even more disturbing than the movie story (which includes a little girl being burned alive, among other things).

Thinking back, the first stories I remember writing were horror, so maybe I'll try that again. Uhh, when I have more energy.

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I was going to ask why you had picked squid for your new header and then I read "lovecraft" and that was as good a reason as any!

Haha, I actually just wanted a change in the colour scheme and I like the themes that this girl makes. I almost picked the whale one, but then I would just keep thinking of Kari Lehtonen and I decided against it. ;)

Do you count Oubliette as a horror story?

Uhh, there are some horror elements to it, but nothing that might count as actual horror happens in it. The End of Time (Hawks zombie fic) is a little more horror-like, but then I think people's reaction was just... sadness? I don't know, maybe everyone just loves Toews, heh.

Silent Hill is one of the better game to movie adaptations, IMO. Much better than the resident evil films, at least. Which apparently they cannot stop making, lol.

The Resident Evil movies were like... one step above SyFy originals. :P I did enjoy them, but it's a different kind of thing. They're both survival horror games but Silent Hill had a much more disturbing, twisted mythology behind it and more of a psychological horror than being chased by zombie dogs.

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