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* The very creepy part is that Silent Hill... '''is''' a normal town. It's described throughout the games as a relaxing, tourist like town with a very checkered past, with ''actual people living there''. We repeat: ''People live in Silent Hill''. Which makes the supernatural atmosphere that lingers under it to be chilling to say the least.


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%%* * [[CreepyChild Dark Alessa.Alessa]], all the way. Special moments when Rose encounters her and...dear god.
--> "Look at me, ''I'm burning.''"



* Alessa appearing in the church... no, not Dark Alessa, the ''real'' Alessa. [[RazorFloss With barbed wire]]. [[OminousPipeOrgan The music really doesn't help]].

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* Alessa appearing in the church... no, not Dark Alessa, the ''real'' Alessa. [[RazorFloss With barbed wire]]. [[OminousPipeOrgan The music really doesn't help]]. All while the lead up to Alessa's RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Even her ''mother'' is horrified.
--> '''Daliah''': Alessa...what have you become..?



* Alessa's life at school was horrible. She was constanly tormented by her classmates and it seems the teacher's did absolutely nothing to stop this. One scene shows Alessa running away from a crowd of children yelling insults at her and hiding in the bathroom, where Colin, the school janitor, was cleaning the floors. The most chilling part about this scene is that Colin doesn't say anything to Alessa, he just gives her a look that can only be described as "predatory" and we then see a close up of his nametag and hear Alessa screaming. Though it's never stated outright, it's obvious that Colin ''raped'' Alessa in this scene.

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*** There's also the fact that Lisa has her cameo appearance there too, caring for Alessa in the past. She's seen when Rose comes into the Otherworld hospital room and confronts Dark Alessa...but Lisa always keeps her face away from her, but is heard crying. When Rose lets Dark Alessa in her, the camera shows ''why'': [[EyeScream Lisa's eyes were burned away by Alessa and has been crying blood from her injuries.]]
* Alessa's life at school was horrible. She was constanly constantly tormented by her classmates and it seems the teacher's did absolutely nothing to stop this. One scene shows Alessa running away from a crowd of children yelling insults at her and hiding in the bathroom, where Colin, the school janitor, was cleaning the floors. The most chilling part about this scene is that Colin doesn't say anything to Alessa, he just gives her a look that can only be described as "predatory" and we then see a close up of his nametag and hear Alessa screaming. Though it's never stated outright, it's obvious that Colin ''raped'' Alessa in this scene.


** from the third game: "That was supposed to be the exit, but it seems that no-one wants you to leave" - courtesy of a disembodied voice.



** Going back to that notice in 3. Read the handwritten notes on top of it. [[spoiler:"The chief is a pervert! Christie would have been better off if she had been fired..."]]



* Pyramid Head is the epitome of nightmare fuel. He first shows up at Midwich Elementary School, with a mound of bugs (mentioned below) following him, and holding a [[FlayingAlive skinless corpse]], ''towering'' over Rose. Later on, he corners Rose and Cybil in the boiler room and stabs at them through the door, eventually making a hole big enough to try and grab them.
** His second appearance is even worse; he manifests ''right behind Anna'' on the steps of the church. [[spoiler: He carries her up to the door, rips off Anna's dress, grabs her breast and rips off her skin, before ''throwing it into the church''.]] He only has [[OneSceneWonder two scenes]], but he makes one ''hell'' of an impression.
* [[EnemyWithout Dark]] [[EnfantTerrible Alessa]].
* Colin the janitor, brutally reverse hog-tied with barbed wire in the school bathroom, if Rose having to take a note out of his mouth isn't creepy enough, then [[spoiler: him crawling and groaning out of the stall soon after is]].
** He has the ability to create the bugs mentioned below, the last we see of him, the bathroom is ''covered'' in eggs and fleshy growths, and all he can do is scream.
* [[spoiler: Alessa appearing in the church... no, not Dark Alessa, the ''real'' Alessa. [[RazorFloss With barbed wire]].]] [[OminousPipeOrgan The music really doesn't help]].
* The ending is just haunting... being trapped in the fog world forever? Not cool.
** Turns out, according to the [[Film/SilentHillRevelation3D sequel]], there IS a way to get out using a particular talisman. Don't have it? Oh just go ahead and [[BodyHorror cut and/or burn]] a copy of the runic circle into your flesh. The person who goes through this is [[spoiler:Vincent]], who because of his age was either taken when he was a baby, or actually ''born in the nightmarish Otherworld''.

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* Pyramid Head is the epitome of nightmare fuel. He first shows up at Midwich Elementary School, with a mound of bugs (mentioned below) following him, and holding a [[FlayingAlive skinless corpse]], ''towering'' over Rose. Later on, he corners Rose and Cybil in the boiler room and stabs at them through the door, eventually making a hole big enough to try and grab them.
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them.His second appearance is even worse; he manifests ''right behind Anna'' on the steps of the church. [[spoiler: He carries her up to the door, rips off Anna's dress, grabs her breast and rips off her skin, before ''throwing it into the church''.]] church''. He only has [[OneSceneWonder two scenes]], but he makes one ''hell'' of an impression.
* [[EnemyWithout Dark]] [[EnfantTerrible Alessa]].
%%* Dark Alessa.
* Colin the janitor, brutally reverse hog-tied with barbed wire in the school bathroom, if Rose having to take a note out of his mouth isn't creepy enough, then [[spoiler: him crawling and groaning out of the stall soon after is]].
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is. He has the ability to create the bugs mentioned below, bugs, the last we see of him, the bathroom is ''covered'' in eggs and fleshy growths, and all he can do is scream.
* [[spoiler: Alessa appearing in the church... no, not Dark Alessa, the ''real'' Alessa. [[RazorFloss With barbed wire]].]] [[OminousPipeOrgan The music really doesn't help]].
* The ending is just haunting... being trapped in the fog world forever? Not cool.
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forever? Turns out, according to the [[Film/SilentHillRevelation3D sequel]], there IS a way to get out using a particular talisman. Don't have it? Oh just go ahead and [[BodyHorror cut and/or burn]] a copy of the runic circle into your flesh. The person who goes through this is [[spoiler:Vincent]], Vincent, who because of his age was either taken when he was a baby, or actually ''born in the nightmarish Otherworld''.



* When [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice Cybil is burned alive]], you see her epidermal layer of skin blacken and flake off, and the layer below that bubbling]].
** Oh, yes, and this all happened in front of [[HarmfulToMinors Sharon]]... she got to see what they were going to do to her.
* Another type of NightmareFuel, but the fact that someone (i.e. Christabella) was actually able to brainwash a whole town (or at least part of it) into genuinely believing that [[spoiler: roasting an innocent little girl alive over hot coals]] was a ''good thing''. [[spoiler: None of the onlookers seem even remotely troubled by Alessa's screaming]].

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* When [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice Cybil is burned alive]], you see her epidermal layer of skin blacken and flake off, and the layer below that bubbling]].
** Oh, yes, and
bubbling. And this all happened in front of [[HarmfulToMinors Sharon]]... she got to see what they were going to do to her.
* Another type of NightmareFuel, but the fact that someone (i.e. Christabella) was actually able to brainwash a whole town (or at least part of it) into genuinely believing that [[spoiler: roasting an innocent little girl alive over hot coals]] coals was a ''good thing''. [[spoiler: None of the onlookers seem even remotely troubled by Alessa's screaming]].screaming.



* The three videos from the Art of Silent Hill DVD (and later, ''The Silent Hill Experience'' UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable UMD): [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYsn0LE3XJM "Fukuro"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70VzcbT0e9o "Kinoko"]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLqEAhZpGMc "Usagi"]]. "Fukuro", starring Pyramid Head and the Lying Figures from ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', and the "Fukuro Lady" (actually [[spoiler: Lisa Garland]]), is probably the most disturbing due to its sexual and gory imagery (despite a lack of violence).
** {{Word of God}} indicates that the creature named "Fukuro Lady" from the video is neither [[spoiler: Lisa Garland]] or [[spoiler: the Brookhaven nurse]]. This misconception may be attributed to [[http://www.translatedmemories.com/bookpgs/Pg92-93.jpg an entry]] in the Book of Lost Memories that mentions [[spoiler: Lisa's]] ''afterimage'' in an area of the hospital in Silent Hill 3. This ''afterimage'' is not Fukuro, but bears an extremely similar appearance to her.

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* The three videos from the Art of Silent Hill DVD (and later, ''The Silent Hill Experience'' UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable UMD): [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYsn0LE3XJM "Fukuro"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70VzcbT0e9o "Kinoko"]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLqEAhZpGMc "Usagi"]]. "Fukuro", starring Pyramid Head and the Lying Figures from ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', and the "Fukuro Lady" (actually [[spoiler: Lisa Garland]]), Garland), is probably the most disturbing due to its sexual and gory imagery (despite a lack of violence).
** {{Word of God}} indicates that the creature named "Fukuro Lady" from the video is neither [[spoiler: Lisa Garland]] Garland or [[spoiler: the Brookhaven nurse]].nurse. This misconception may be attributed to [[http://www.translatedmemories.com/bookpgs/Pg92-93.jpg an entry]] in the Book of Lost Memories that mentions [[spoiler: Lisa's]] Lisa's ''afterimage'' in an area of the hospital in Silent Hill 3. This ''afterimage'' is not Fukuro, but bears an extremely similar appearance to her.


* The three videos from the Art of Silent Hill DVD (and later, ''The Silent Hill Experience'' UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable UMD): [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYsn0LE3XJM "Fukuro"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70VzcbT0e9o "Kinoko"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLqEAhZpGMc "Usagi"]]. "Fukuro", starring Pyramid Head and the Lying Figures from ''SilentHill2'', and the "Fukuro Lady" (actually [[spoiler: Lisa Garland]]), is probably the most disturbing due to its sexual and gory imagery (despite a lack of violence).

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* The three videos from the Art of Silent Hill DVD (and later, ''The Silent Hill Experience'' UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable UMD): [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYsn0LE3XJM "Fukuro"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70VzcbT0e9o "Kinoko"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLqEAhZpGMc "Usagi"]]. "Fukuro", starring Pyramid Head and the Lying Figures from ''SilentHill2'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', and the "Fukuro Lady" (actually [[spoiler: Lisa Garland]]), is probably the most disturbing due to its sexual and gory imagery (despite a lack of violence).


* [[spoiler: Alessa appearing in the church... no, not Dark Alessa, the ''real'' Alessa. [[RazorFloss With barbed wire]].]] The music really doesn't help.

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* [[spoiler: Alessa appearing in the church... no, not Dark Alessa, the ''real'' Alessa. [[RazorFloss With barbed wire]].]] [[OminousPipeOrgan The music really doesn't help.help]].


* [[EvilWithout Dark]] [[EnfantTerrible Alessa]].

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* [[EvilWithout [[EnemyWithout Dark]] [[EnfantTerrible Alessa]].

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* [[EvilWithout Dark]] [[EnfantTerrible Alessa]].


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** The worst part is Alessa's subsequent DealWithTheDevil; Dark Alessa appears outside her isolation chamber, staring at her, Alessa wordlessly reaches out and touches the side of the chamber, it begins to decay... [[RealityWarper and Silent Hill transforms for the first time]].


* Rose's first experience with the otherworld; she's wandering around, trying to find Sharon, and then she finds a crucified, disemboweled body... that's [[TheUndead still alive]]. Immediately after, a [[UndeadChild Grey Child]] comes out of the shadows behind her, before she even knows what's happening, it starts [[HellIsThatNoise wailing]], [[BodyHorror stretching and contorting]] as more of them surround her.

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* Rose's first experience with the otherworld; [[DarkWorld otherworld]]; she's wandering around, trying to find Sharon, and then she finds a crucified, disemboweled body... that's [[TheUndead still alive]]. Immediately after, a [[UndeadChild Grey Child]] comes out of the shadows behind her, before she even knows what's happening, it starts [[HellIsThatNoise wailing]], [[BodyHorror stretching and contorting]] as more of them surround her.


* The part where [[spoiler: the group of religious fanatics roasted that little girl alive, while she's screaming for her mommy the whole time]], was just too much to bear.
** So much fuel for this fire: Officer Bennett [[spoiler: and her gruesome, on-screen roasting in front of a screaming Sharon although she's done nothing wrong]]; Pyramid Head, who is the epitome of nightmare fuel. He [[spoiler: rips off Anna's dress, exposing her breasts, genitals and pubic hair, after which he seizes her breast and rips off her skin, killing her,]] and [[spoiler: attacking Rose and Cybil in that boiler room looking place]]; Colin the janitor, brutally reverse hog-tied with barbed wire, first her having to take the note out of his mouth then [[spoiler: him crawling and groaning out of the stall]]. And of course the final scene, [[spoiler: Alessa]] ascending to organ music in a bloody rampage [[spoiler: Christabella, after the barbed wire plunges into her vagina, impaling her brutally and killing her]] and she wasn't the only one reduced to bloody shrapnel.
** Say what you will about Jodelle Ferland's acting, but what takes the cake in her performance are her shockingly real screams of pain while being burned alive and even afterward in the hospital. Just hearing her scream is horrible enough, since it sounds so real, but the film had to show the audience Alessa's burned body afterward.
* The ending is just haunting...being trapped in the fog world forever? Not cool.

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HellIsThatNoise *child-like wailing*]]]]
* The part where [[spoiler: Rose's first experience with the group of religious fanatics roasted that little girl alive, while otherworld; she's screaming for her mommy wandering around, trying to find Sharon, and then she finds a crucified, disemboweled body... that's [[TheUndead still alive]]. Immediately after, a [[UndeadChild Grey Child]] comes out of the whole time]], was just too much to bear.
** So much fuel for this fire: Officer Bennett [[spoiler:
shadows behind her, before she even knows what's happening, it starts [[HellIsThatNoise wailing]], [[BodyHorror stretching and her gruesome, on-screen roasting in front contorting]] as more of a screaming Sharon although she's done nothing wrong]]; them surround her.
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Pyramid Head, who Head is the epitome of nightmare fuel. He first shows up at Midwich Elementary School, with a mound of bugs (mentioned below) following him, and holding a [[FlayingAlive skinless corpse]], ''towering'' over Rose. Later on, he corners Rose and Cybil in the boiler room and stabs at them through the door, eventually making a hole big enough to try and grab them.
** His second appearance is even worse; he manifests ''right behind Anna'' on the steps of the church.
[[spoiler: He carries her up to the door, rips off Anna's dress, exposing her breasts, genitals and pubic hair, after which he seizes grabs her breast and rips off her skin, killing her,]] and [[spoiler: attacking Rose and Cybil in that boiler room looking place]]; before ''throwing it into the church''.]] He only has [[OneSceneWonder two scenes]], but he makes one ''hell'' of an impression.
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Colin the janitor, brutally reverse hog-tied with barbed wire, first her wire in the school bathroom, if Rose having to take the a note out of his mouth isn't creepy enough, then [[spoiler: him crawling and groaning out of the stall]]. And of course the final scene, [[spoiler: Alessa]] ascending to organ music in a bloody rampage [[spoiler: Christabella, stall soon after is]].
** He has
the barbed wire plunges into her vagina, impaling her brutally ability to create the bugs mentioned below, the last we see of him, the bathroom is ''covered'' in eggs and killing her]] fleshy growths, and she wasn't the only one reduced to bloody shrapnel.all he can do is scream.
** Say what you will about Jodelle Ferland's acting, but what takes the cake in her performance are her shockingly real screams of pain while being burned alive and even afterward * [[spoiler: Alessa appearing in the hospital. Just hearing her scream is horrible enough, since it sounds so real, but church... no, not Dark Alessa, the film had to show the audience Alessa's burned body afterward.
''real'' Alessa. [[RazorFloss With barbed wire]].]] The music really doesn't help.
* The ending is just haunting... being trapped in the fog world forever? Not cool.



* The opening scene. Rose and Chris are [[AdultFear looking for a sleepwalking Sharon]], we then see her at the edge of a cliff, the lake below shifts into the otherworld, and the camera pans down to Dark Alessa, staring back up at her, with a ''horrible'' SlasherSmile.
** And the icing on the cake? They only find her ''just as she's about to jump''.



** Hell, just the sounds they make, it's like every one of their bones is breaking as they move.
** They also provide one of the best [[JumpScare jump scares]] in the movie; Rose is halfway through a crowd of them, trying to get through quietly, she glances over her shoulder... and one of the Nurses ''wakes up and slashes at her''.



* Those '''bugs''' with the human-esque faces that hung out with Pyramid Head.

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* Those '''bugs''' bugs with the human-esque faces that hung out with Pyramid Head.Head.
** Speaking of those bugs, Rose gets to see them swarming a hallway beforehand, granted, the hallway was full of cultists, but still.
** Just the way they swarm into the room Rose and Cybil are hiding in, inching closer... and ''closer''...



* Another type of NightmareFuel, but the fact that someone (i.e. Christabella) was actually able to brainwash a whole town (or at least part of it) into genuinely believing that [[spoiler: roasting an innocent little girl alive over hot coals]] was a ''good thing''. [[spoiler: None of the onlookers seem even remotely troubled by poor Alessa's screams of pain and terror]].

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** Oh, yes, and this all happened in front of [[HarmfulToMinors Sharon]]... she got to see what they were going to do to her.
* Another type of NightmareFuel, but the fact that someone (i.e. Christabella) was actually able to brainwash a whole town (or at least part of it) into genuinely believing that [[spoiler: roasting an innocent little girl alive over hot coals]] was a ''good thing''. [[spoiler: None of the onlookers seem even remotely troubled by poor Alessa's screaming]].
** The way the scene is set up makes it even worse, all we see at first are the cultists, with smoke rising up in the foreground, and all you can hear is Alessa ''[[HellIsThatNoise screaming in agony]]''. If you don't know much about the game, you probably won't even know what's happening at first.
** Say what you will about Jodelle Ferland's acting, but what takes the cake in her performance are her shockingly real
screams of pain while being burned alive and terror]].even afterward in the hospital. Just hearing her scream is horrible enough, since it sounds so real, but the film had to show the audience Alessa's burned body afterward.

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* The mentioned OldShame in the trivia page. Whatever happened to the perpetrator is as weird as it is creepy. You'd think [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the craziness of Silent Hill itself has gotten into him]].

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* Alessa's life at school was horrible. She was constanly tormented by her classmates and it seems the teacher's did absolutely nothing to stop this. One scene shows Alessa running away from a crowd of children yelling insults at her and hiding in the bathroom, where Colin, the school janitor, was cleaning the floors. The most chilling part about this scene is that Colin doesn't say anything to Alessa, he just gives her a look that can only be described as "predatory" and we then see a close up of his nametag and hear Alessa screaming. Though it's never stated outright, it's obvious that Colin ''raped'' Alessa in this scene.
--> '''Alessa:''' You know what can happen to little girls when they're left alone.


* The three videos from the Art of Silent Hill DVD (and later, ''The Silent Hill Experience'' PlaystationPortable UMD): [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYsn0LE3XJM "Fukuro"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70VzcbT0e9o "Kinoko"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLqEAhZpGMc "Usagi"]]. "Fukuro", starring Pyramid Head and the Lying Figures from ''SilentHill2'', and the "Fukuro Lady" (actually [[spoiler: Lisa Garland]]), is probably the most disturbing due to its sexual and gory imagery (despite a lack of violence).

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* The three videos from the Art of Silent Hill DVD (and later, ''The Silent Hill Experience'' PlaystationPortable UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable UMD): [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYsn0LE3XJM "Fukuro"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70VzcbT0e9o "Kinoko"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLqEAhZpGMc "Usagi"]]. "Fukuro", starring Pyramid Head and the Lying Figures from ''SilentHill2'', and the "Fukuro Lady" (actually [[spoiler: Lisa Garland]]), is probably the most disturbing due to its sexual and gory imagery (despite a lack of violence).


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* Another type of NightmareFuel, but the fact that someone (i.e. Christabella) was actually able to brainwash a whole town (or at least part of it) into genuinely believing that [[spoiler: roasting an innocent little girl alive over hot coals]] was a ''good thing''. [[spoiler: None of the onlookers seem even remotely troubled by poor Alessa's screams of pain and terror]].


* The enemies. First it was simply an EldritchLocation. Then the [[EldritchAbomination residents [[HumanoidAbomination come out to]] [[AnimalisticAbomination greet you]]

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* The *The enemies. First it was simply an EldritchLocation. Then the [[EldritchAbomination residents residents]] [[HumanoidAbomination come out to]] [[AnimalisticAbomination greet you]]

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