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Author:  amphreded [ 03 Mar 2006 ]
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I think there was a topic like this already, but after searching through the forum I couldn't find it anymore. Maybe it's lost during the hack?
Anyway, I'd like to start this again. Basically, what medias/concepts have influences over the Silent Hill series?

I'm going to edit the list as people input to this thread

Book
Phantoms by Dean Koontz
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Lost World by Conan Doyle

Arts
Francis Bacon
Hans Bellmer
Joel Peter Witkin

Films
Session 9 by Brad Anderson
Jacob's Ladder by Adrian Lynn
David Lynch's films
David Cronenberg's films
The Shining

Theories
Psychoanalysis (Freudian, Jungian, Lacanian etc.)

Others
Ed Gein and other serial killers/cannibals
Celtic Myths
Asian Myths
Christianity
Kabbalah
Aztec Legends

that's all I could think off right now. Any other influences?

Author:  Kyo [ 04 Mar 2006 ]
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Book
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky

That one was mentioned in an interview.

Author:  Gray Fox [ 04 Mar 2006 ]
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Films
Session 9 by Brad Anderson

Author:  Mis Krist. [ 04 Mar 2006 ]
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Just one thing: carnivores are people who eat meat. =] Did you mean "cannibals," as in people who eat other humans?

And they based most of the cult's random backgrounds here and there on Aztec, or Aztec-like, things. Xuchilbara/paba, Lobsel Vith, sacrifice, Crimson Ceremony.. and um, I'm sure there's a few more but I can't really remember them right now.

Author:  amphreded [ 04 Mar 2006 ]
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Krist. wrote:
Just one thing: carnivores are people who eat meat. =] Did you mean "cannibals," as in people who eat other humans?


Oh crap, thanks for correcting me :oops:

Author:  Ozonekill [ 11 Mar 2006 ]
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before I started playing Silent Hill I downloaded the intro to SH3. It reminded me a lot of a Tool video (The earlier one's like "sober" and "prison sex"). Seeing Valtiel shake his head, I was like "That looks just like the dude walking around in the sober video." I wonder if Tool’s videos were an influence? They have a lot of that artistic griminess that the silent hill games have.

Author:  white rabbit [ 11 Mar 2006 ]
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I heard that the Closer monster was realted to the NIN song Closer

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Krist. wrote:
Well they're pronounced differently, I believe. And I see no connexion between them. What have you heard?

it was at a fan site, it tink. I lost the link a while ago.

Author:  Mis Krist. [ 11 Mar 2006 ]
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Well they're pronounced differently, I believe. And I see no connexion between them. What have you heard?

Author:  lordset [ 11 Mar 2006 ]
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Francis Bacon is an amazing artist!

Author:  FBA 6100 [ 11 Mar 2006 ]
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Specific Lynch movies that have a lot to do with the games are Blue Velvet and Lost Highway.

Author:  amphreded [ 14 Mar 2006 ]
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I just noticed in translated memories that air screamer is taken from Alessa's favourite book: The Lost World by Conan Doyle.

Has anyone read it?

Author:  Anonymous [ 14 Mar 2006 ]
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No shit? I was wondering about that monster! I'll check it out after I finish The Order War in a couple of days.
...It's good, right?

Author:  amphreded [ 15 Mar 2006 ]
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Hmm... I just rechecked translatedmemories for more references. More books are mentioned in this page

Alice in Wonder Land
Wizard of Oz
Macbeth
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
Othello
King Lear
Snow White
The Little Mermaid
Cinderella
Mother Goose
Grimaire
Tu Fui Ego Ecris

Author:  D90 [ 15 Mar 2006 ]
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Film

The Ring (SH4)

I mentioned this in another thread.
I'm pretty sure I've heard/read this in an interview.
Cynthias victim form looks like the girl, what with the crawling, and the trailer has a couple of bits that remind me of the 'cursed tape' thing

Author:  pink_isnt_well000 [ 15 Mar 2006 ]
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Well hair in the face is something that is used in many Asian horror films....

Author:  white rabbit [ 15 Mar 2006 ]
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What about Steve Kings book IT. A small town based on tourism that has an unspeakable evil able to manifest itself in the shape of your worst fears. The book was great until the last 50 pages- I love Tim Curry :mrgreen:

Author:  amphreded [ 15 Mar 2006 ]
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The cursed tape thing or the hole I could understand, but definitely not Cynthia. The Ring's antagonist "Sadako" is based on Japanese mythology, not something the make of Ringu came up themselves.

Author:  purplepolecat [ 16 Mar 2006 ]
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H. P. Lovecraft - always writing about small towns with dark secrets, and cults that worshipped old gods

Another Stephen King - "The Fog" short story, in which a heavy fog rolls into a small town, and strange creatures come out of the fog to attack people. Some of the creatures look like pteradactyls.

Yet another King - "The Regulators", in which a child in a small town starts to influence reality with his mind, cutting the town off from the rest of the world and populating it with his violent fantasies.

Author:  D90 [ 16 Mar 2006 ]
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Quote:
The cursed tape thing or the hole I could understand, but definitely not Cynthia. The Ring's antagonist "Sadako" is based on Japanese mythology, not something the make of Ringu came up themselves.


I was referring to her appearance. :?

Author:  white rabbit [ 16 Mar 2006 ]
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purplepolecat wrote:
H. P. Lovecraft - always writing about small towns with dark secrets, and cults that worshipped old gods

Another Stephen King - "The Fog" short story, in which a heavy fog rolls into a small town, and strange creatures come out of the fog to attack people. Some of the creatures look like pteradactyls.

Yet another King - "The Regulators", in which a child in a small town starts to influence reality with his mind, cutting the town off from the rest of the world and populating it with his violent fantasies.
Theres evil sharing his body--just like Alessa :D

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