Chiller TV Presents Real Fear: The Truth Behind The Movies (2012)

Chiller TV was kind enough to send us information on their upcoming new reality special, Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies. Debuting this Sunday at 8P ET, the show will deal with some of the lesser known facts surrounding 4 horror films: The Amityville Horror, Poltergeist, Silent Hill, and The Mothman Prophecies.

I was a little surprised by the inclusion of the Silent Hill film as it was based on a video game by Konami but Real Fear site explains that the screenwriter, Roger Avary (Beowulf, Pulp Fiction), used the real life events of what happened in Centralia, PA during the early 60’s to mold his screenplay.

Here is an ad for the special:

[Via] First Contact TV’s YouTube Channel

From the Press Release: “On Sunday, March 11 @ 8pm, Chiller’s all-new special, Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies, will uncover the terrifying real-life stories that inspired some of the most popular horror films of all time! Paranormal investigator Katrina Weidman (Paranormal State), along with three of her colleagues, reveal the secrets behind four iconic movies: Poltergeist, The Amityville Horror, Silent Hill and The Mothman Prophecies.

The special also features exclusive eyewitness accounts from Lucille Herrmann, whose family made national attention in 1958, when they experienced unexplained poltergeist activity in their house in Seaford, NY (later influencing the popular film); and Christopher Lutz, the youngest member of the Amityville family who lived through the terrifying paranormal events in the infamous Long Island home.”

So if your local cable provider gives you the option of Chiller TV why not make some popcorn Sunday night, turn out all the lights, curl up on the couch and check it out?

13 Games of Halloween Day 2 – Silent Hill

On the second day of Halloween,
our Dark Lord Cthulhu brought unto us
A man searching for his daughter.

If the Resident Evil series is about delivering it’s scares through shock tactics then Silent Hill is about been subtle and ramping the suspense up before delivering it’s scares. Something that the game seems to be able to do all too well.

You are Harry Mason, a 32 year old writer, who is taking his daughter, Cheryl, for a holiday at the sleepy vacation resort of Silent Hill. While traveling to Silent Hill, Harry swerves to narrowly miss a young gril on the road. Resulting in him crashing his car. After regaining conciousness he discovers his daughter is missing. Thus starting his journey through the town of Silent Hill.

I like Silent Hill because it is a bold departure from what we had seen with Resident Evil. The way the horror works is more to my liking as it makes your brain go into overdrive about what’s potentially coming rather than just having stuff jump out at you. The protagonist feels more human and becomes tired easily after running, as seen when he pants and puffs after sprinting. He also has no weapons training and it shows in the way he handles a weapon and again makes him feel more human and just a regular person in a very abnormal situation. The story evolves slowly and gradually builds up pace towards the end. And the actions you take throughout the game dictate the ending you will receive.

That’s why I recommend Silent Hill as your second game of Halloween. Just remember it’s only a game.