Silent Hill

Trivia: The scene in which Rose runs through the alley after waking up from the crash is an (almost) exact duplicate of a scene in the original Silent Hill game.

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Trivia: Director Christophe Gans wanted to use the original soundtrack recordings of Akira Yamaoka's scores from the various "Silent Hill" video games in the film. However, due to a legality issue necessitating the hiring of a Canadian composer for the film, Jeff Danna was selected to serve as the lead credited composer. However, it was later confirmed that he actually composed very little original music for the film, and instead mainly focused on created re-mixes and new recordings of the themes from the video-games, so that he and director Gans could preserve Akira Yamaoka's music and style as much as possible.

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Trivia: People on the set would call the armless man "the condom man" because the costume was a two part thing, covering his legs and his upper body. So they put on the upper part by stretching it over his head to his waist.

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Trivia: The girl who played the grey child had to go to the bathroom so much that the crew made a flap in the costume so she could go easier.

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Trivia: Ironically the evil cult in this film is almost the exact opposite of that from the games. In the games, the cult is a malevolent force, trying to give birth to their dark god, and the burning of Alyssa was part of an ongoing process to help summon it. In this film, they're essentially extremely fanatical Christians who are trying to cleanse what they view as "evil" and "ungodly" and the burning of Alyssa was done because she was seen as "impure" and in need of cleansing by fire.

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Trivia: The film's interpretation of the town of "Silent Hill" is loosely based on the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, which had to similarly be almost entirely abandoned after an underground coal-fire occurred, which is still burning to this day. People who visit the remains of the town often leave graffiti tags behind that allude to the town being the real-life "Silent Hill." (The words "Welcome to Silent Hill" being particularly popular for people to write on the roads).

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Trivia: Director Chirstophe Gans wanted Cameron Diaz for the role of Officer Cybil Bennett, but a deal could not be reached. Diaz was a fan-favorite for the role in a potential cinematic adaptation since the release of the original game.

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Trivia: Director Christophe Gans was a massive fan of the original video game, and spent five years slowly gaining the film rights from the game's distributor Konami.

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