The character of Alessa Gillespie may have been based on The Legend of Hell House‘s Florence Tanner, played by Pamela Franklin in the film adaptation. The resemblance is remarkable.
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I want to believe
A poster that reads A Woman Came Down from Planet Vulcan could be a reference to Star Trek‘s Spock, who comes from a planet named Vulcan.
Another poster says “The Martians have arrived,” and the game even has a secret ending where aliens abduct Harry. So, anything goes in Silent Hill.
More movie locations
One of the buildings in Silent Hill has a sign with the letters FAA and a pig’s head above a door. This is a reference to the film 12 Monkeys. The FAA (Freedom for Animals Association) is the secret headquarters of the Army of the 12 Monkeys.
Mushnick’s Florist is the name of the store from the film The Little Shop of Horrors. It’s hard to read, but the sign on the window says Audrey Junior, the name of the carnivorous plant.
What an excellent day for an exorcism
A room where Alessa was apparently tortured has scribbles on the walls. One of them reads “help me.” This could be a reference to The Exorcist film. The same phrase appears on Regan’s abdomen during her exorcism.
God is not here
Signs on medical supply shelves at Alchemilla Hospital in Silent Hill read “Hell is coming.” Nice. That’s exactly what I want to think about while I recover from surgery.
As you eat at Cafe 5to2, you can stare at a picture of the Virgin Mary shedding bloody tears. Check, please!
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