It is now the series’ 15th anniversary. Silent Hill: Downpour, the HD Collection, and Book of Memories are things of the past. I’ve spent countless hours writing, playing, and talking about the Silent Hill series. Despite not being a fan from the very start, the series grabbed me many years ago and turned me into a life long fan. It brought me to a community filled with people that I’m still friends with to this day, and it introduced me to the game industry and my aspirations to work in it. Silent Hill is not just a video game series that I enjoy for its writing, aesthetics, and music; it’s a series that helped me discover my passion for the games industry.
The Final product is a bit different from the original one at ComiCon… It always happens especially if the original paint was well detailed… Gecco tried sooo hard to get the same paint quality on the product, but it is still Chinese factory, there is a limit… I’m sorry if you are disappointed… I may post some article that shows some tips how you make your statue look better with easy touch-up. I could see her jaw line is different. I didn’t know that! It must be the PVC got shrank or deformed… My sample doesn’t have it much. hmm? Maybe because it’s a test shot. They usually use recycled plastic for the test. I hope that final doesn’t have it. The paint is almost hand-painted by worker for the products. It is more difficult to control than machine… Original painter? Hmmm, I can’t say… He doesn’t wanted to be announced…
New Pics of the Heather Statue’s Not So Impressive
Historical Society has been posting the progress of the Heather statue from Gecco Corp. and it seems the statues quality has been changing quite a bit, unfortunately lowering in quality. The original Master of the statue shown at Comic-Con 2013 looked amazing specifically in the paint work. Toymunkey told me before Comic-Con that the statue featured an unparallelled paint application using a tampo printing machine, an application that has never been done in production paint, and a dynamic skin texture. The final product above seems to not feature such application. The final statue has the freckles and red eyes but doesn’t seem to have the depth or realistic texture that the original offered. There also is no gloss to the eyes and lips like the original had. The paint job on the watch and shadowing in her hair have downgraded in detail as well.
The sculpt’s shape seems to have not been hindered aside from her face structure just the paint job for the most part, which from what Shin Tanabe, the sculptor for the Bubble Head Nurse and Heather statues, has said about the change in the paint job it sounds like the Chinese factory isn’t able to mimic the same high quality paint work used in the original Comic-Con display. So while i’m disappointed in how the final statue has turned out, I am however glad to see that she comes with an interchangeable gun, steel pipe and the famous saber beam! Also the last photo shown above is the final box art for the statue created by Team Silents original creature designer and art director Masahiro Ito! Both the Heather statue and Robbie statues are Japanese exclusives, but Gecco is working to get a distributor for European and American continents. Because of this I will unfortunately not be getting a review copy at this present time to see if the statue is impressive in person. I will be sure to post any review articles that come up.
The February 2014 edition of Edge Magazine features an article on the making of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories! Edge Magazine talks to the games writer and designer, Sam Barlow about Climax Studio’s UK team taking over the Silent Hill: Origins project at the last minute, saving it from becoming a complete disaster, as well as Shattered Memories original concept title Silent Hill: Cold Heart, which follows female protagonist Jessica, a traumatized college student in a universe and gameplay completely based around sub-zero temperatures. Barlow also goes into the mechanics behind the psychological profiling and note taking used in Shattered Memories! Very good read, I advise everyone check it out by reading the article in the photos above or by clicking here.
Teaser trailer for the indie movie FROM THE LOST DAYS.
A Fog Films production to celebrate Silent Hill 15th Anniversary:
The feature film will be an adaptation of the games Silent Hill and Silent Hill 3 written by Hiroyuki Owaku, Takayoshi Sato and Keiichiro Toyama and published by Konami. Will be shot in Spain and UK next year, and released on the internet, available in spanish with english subtitles.
This is a non profit project that will be financed by crowdfunding.
RECORDED AND EDITED BY Jose M. Payá and Alex Slevin
MUSIC BY Akira Yamaoka
VOCALIST Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
"Recorder 2007" from Silent Hill Arcade OST
"Your Rain (Reprise)" from Silent Hill 4 The Room OST
My Interview With Gareth Morgan of Zenith Films, the Mastermind Behind the Silent Hill Fan Film “Requiem”
Good morning Gareth, I appreciate you taking the time to answer some questions for my site about your upcoming Silent Hill project titled Requiem. Lets start with who you are and your passion for filming, what or who inspired you as a film maker and how Zenith Films came to be.
Where does Requiem fit within the Silent Hill timeline? Can you share anything about the film’s plot, themes, length or possible release date window?
Check out Historical Society’s Interview with Insert Coin about their newly released Silent Hill line!
Silent Hill: Requiem director Gareth Morgan and actress Della Day who plays Heather Mason in his independent fan film talk about the upcoming project!
Congrats to Matt Cortez who won our Holiday giveaway! He has received the package and is enjoying every bit of it! Thanks again for everyone who participated! Thank you again for following!
Silent haven contest woo
Guy Cihi and Dave Schaufele’s (James Sunderland and Eddie Dombrowski) rerecord favorite scenes from Silent Hill 2 with a little bit of Holiday comedy! Oh man when Maria came in! LOL!!
LIKE ZENITH FILMS ON FACEBOOK! THESE GUYS ARE CREATING AN AWESOME SILENT HILL FILM CALLED REQUIEM! THEY ARE RELEASING SCREEN SHOTS OF THE FILM!