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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Similarities between Silent Hill and The City of the Dead
     
         
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Missing since: 20 Feb 2010
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Last night I was watching a wonderful horror film with Christopher Lee called The City of the Dead (US title Horror Hotel). It's a creepy black and white flick made in 1960, which is about a young student studying witchcraft for her term paper who visits an old town that's off the map called Whitewood. When she arrives the whole town is covered with fog, and the only people who reside there are a strange cult that turn out to be a coven of witches.

For most of the scenes in the town, you regularly see smog swirling through settings such as an old church, a cemetery, an antiques shop, and a hotel. It's all very Silent Hill.

I have been a fan of this movie for a long time but never made any connection until now. In fact, the settings are so similar that I am of the belief that the writers of the first couple of games were fans of this film. While the storylines are not the same, I would still wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who loves the Silent Hill franchise. It's nothing short of awesomeness.

Apologies if anyone has made a similar analysis on the forum. I did a search beforehand and found nothing.

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Historical Society Historian
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Interesting, I have to watch this.


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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Missing since: 03 Apr 2007
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Sounds like an interesting movie. Might be good too as it seems to have potential. I'll look for it under both titles


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My Bestsellers Clerk
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Missing since: 12 Jul 2009
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Old fashioned but good. Pretty obscure.

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