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Silent Hill nurses character poster

Silent Hill nurses character poster

Silent Hill character movie posters

More than many other film genres, horror film marketing campaigns have embraced the internet as a way to reach a target audience. Since many horror films are comparatively low budget, online advertising remains a cost effective way to reach horror fans. One of the latest genre films to take to the web is Silent Hill, based on the survival horror video game series of the same name. Coming on the heels of their recent “design” a Silent Hill movie poster contest, Sony Pictures has released a new set of character teaser posters.

The Silent Hill Character teaser posters present various characters from the film — a rogues gallery featuring “The Miners”, “The Red Pyramid”, “The Nurses”, “The Gray Child”, “Dahlia”, and “The Janitor”. Each character also gets their own set of desktop wallpapers, PSP wallpaper, and of all things, iPod skins. The teaser posters have a familiar “Seven” sepia color palette, but the creepiness of the characters still comes across well.

The film follows a mother’s search for her sick daughter in a haunted town. Silent Hill is the latest of the much-derided “video game to screen” adaptations — a trend that seems to see little success with audiences. Regardless of the fan-boy reaction, Hollywood will continue to make films from video game properties, as the billion dollar video game industry is just too big to ignore.

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6 Comments

  1. deafscribblerApril 6, 2006 at 1:14 PMReply

    At least it isn’t being directed by Uwe Boll heh…

    BTW, I had to hit refresh cuz I couldn’t figure out how to type the code- capital Z with a Ë™ above it and Finnish, Scanadavian stuff… yeesh.

  2. adminApril 6, 2006 at 1:28 PMReply

    Sorry about the image verification code — it’s sometimes garbled — hitting refresh fixes the problem, but I’m still trying to find a better solution.

    Damn all the comment spammers. :(

  3. adminApril 11, 2006 at 6:39 PMReply

    Still working on finding an alternative to the image “captcha” (verification) code for comments.

    Also, have I told everyone how much I hate Internet Explorer in Windows? If you’re using IE, this site probably doesn’t look like it should. :(

  4. CodyApril 13, 2006 at 6:14 AMReply

    Did you see this article about Silent Hill‘s movie posters in New York?

  5. adminApril 13, 2006 at 12:41 PMReply

    Thanks for the link, Cody. :)

    The front page now has a mention of the story:

    http://www.posterwire.com/archives/2006/04/13/giving-lip-service/

    Always appreciate any link/story/etc suggestions.

  6. adminApril 25, 2006 at 12:38 PMReply

    Someone recently mention these Silent Hill character posters were “online only” (meaning they will not be printed), which I guess echoes the online marketing aspect of the original post. (And probably bypassing MPAA vetting since the posters are not in print in theater lobbies, etc.)

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