It’s been a bit of a whirlwhind month in the game-o-sphere, what with Metal Gear Solid head honcho Hideo Kojima apparently parting ways with Konami for as-yet mysterious reasons. I’ve spent the last several weeks becoming increasingly uneasy over what this means for Silent Hills, the Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro backed entry in the Greatest Horror Franchise Ever.
Well, after a steady trickle of ominous signs and portents, the project was officially canned yesterday. As the internet’s premier Silent Hill scholar and expert, I feel it’s my duty to ramble for a bit about what this means for the franchise.
So I was going to to make a new post analyzing more of Silent Hill teaser demo PT for Spooktober, but then I found these videos by Youtuber Marszie, which more or less cover all the bases. I’ve embedded them below for your viewing pleasure.
(Note that the videos contain frightening and disturbing content)
this is your face on silent hill
Way back in October of last year I did a series of posts on the Silent Hill franchise. It was initially supposed to encompass the movies and various spin-off materials but went unfinished due to NaNoWriMo starting and a massive amount of reluctance on my part to watch the second film. Every time I did my soul started to spontaneously combust.
But, someone recently reminded me of my pledge and I realized I have this more or less finished review of the first film sitting in my draft folder, so I might as well post it. At some point in the future I may attempt to do something with the sequel (like maybe a Let’s Watch) but I’m making no promises; there’s only a certain amount of bullshit I can tolerate, as unlikely as that seems.