Descent into the Otherworld – A Spotlight on the Silent Hill Fandom, #8 Kriss Williams

Posted By: Whitney   January 17th, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Hi guys! It’s time for another Descent into the Otherworld where I take a closer look at the Silent Hill fandom to highlight what makes makes others a fan and what the series means to them.

Meet Kriss Williams aka Tainted Dreams on the Hell Descent/Silent Hill Community forums who has been interested in Silent Hill since 1997!

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Descent into the Otherworld – A Spotlight on the Silent Hill Fandom, #7 The Gentleman

Posted By: Whitney   January 9th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Hi guys! It’s time for another Descent into the Otherworld where I take a closer look at the Silent Hill fandom to highlight what makes makes others a fan and what the series means to them.

Meet The Gentleman a fan on the Hell Descent/Silent Hill Community forums who not only makes Silent Hill videos but is also contributing to a Silent Hill fan game!

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Descent into the Otherworld – A Spotlight on the Silent Hill Fandom, #6 David aka “MrMeanTree”

Posted By: Whitney   December 16th, 2011 | 2:00 pm

Hi guys! It’s time for another Descent into the Otherworld where I take a closer look at the Silent Hill fandom to highlight what makes makes others a fan and what the series means to them.

Meet David aka “MrMeanTree” over on the Hell Descent forums who was first exposed to Silent Hill when he was five…oh geeze I feel old!

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Descent into the Otherworld – A Spotlight on the Silent Hill Fandom, #4 Richard Goulding

Posted By: Whitney   December 2nd, 2011 | 8:00 am

Hi guys! It’s time for another Descent into the Otherworld where I take a closer look at the Silent Hill fandom to highlight what makes makes others a fan and what the series means to them.

Meet Richard Goulding a young man who not only made new friends through Silent Hill series but also became inspired to make his own videos, artwork and writing!:

I was born with autism and have had it for all my life.It’s been really difficult to talk to people and it’s hard to learn in school with this.

I’ve been teased and been mocked at but I ignore them.I’m now 14 and it’s hard to mature properly,I have to have an assistant in class sometimes and it’s hard you’re trying to be independant.I started playing Silent Hill 4 and I connect with Henry Townshend a lot.I seperate myself from others and try to communicate with people but it’s hard.Ever since joining Silent Hill Community,I’ve met many new people and made some new friends.It’s inspired me to start doing Youtube vids and I enjoy making them.I started writing fanfictions and have also done some artwork aswell.Playing Silent Hill really changed my life for the better,I met many new friends who share my passion for Silent Hill and I’m being creative thanks to the series.

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Descent into the Otherworld – A Spotlight on the Silent Hill Fandom, #3 Stephen Miller

Posted By: Whitney   November 22nd, 2011 | 10:47 am

Hi guys! It’s time for another Descent into the Otherworld where I take a closer look at the Silent Hill fandom to highlight what makes makes others a fan and what the series mean to them. Sorry for such the long wait, things have been a little hectic for me but I have a bunch of cool fan stories and interviews to share so look for them over the next few weeks!

Meet Stephen Miller an aspiring novelist who was inspired by Silent Hill to put pen to paper! Here’s his story:

I consider myself an up and coming Horror Writer. I’ve written a few short stories and an award winning play once, but the work I’m most proud of is my horror novelette “Sclera: The Looking Glass”. My first real inspiration for horror, as odd as it may sound, came from the Silent Hill movie, back when I was 15. I was always wary of terror, resistant and timid. I avoided blood and questioned why anyone would enjoy fear to begin with. It baffled me… and then it intrigued me. Sooner or later I decided to stop being a punk and face my fears. I watched a few crappy horror movies as sort of an ego trip. One day that led me into the theater of Silent Hill. As my first real glimpse of the Silent Hill atmosphere, and dare I say, beauty, I was blown away.

That triggered my descent into the art of horror. Since then I’ve played the majority of the Silent Hill games and fell even more in love. It came to the point that my mind was so filled with stories and images that I just had to write them down to lay them to rest. Sclera: The Looking Glass is not a fan fiction. It is an original work of fiction that I put my heart into and pulls inspiration from Silent Hill. I have no idea if I’ll decide to sell it or not, but after letting my friends, co workers, and even complete strangers read a copy, their praise of my hard work is enough. Fans of Silent Hill and even those who have never heard of it keep speaking of the atmosphere, vivid descriptions, passion, and mind-trips of this enveloping story. I even created a playlist of Akira Yamaoka’s best tracks and played it while writing the entire story. Whether or not I decide to sell it, I’d love to offer it to the loving fans of Silent Hill, new and old.

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Descent into the Otherworld – A Spotlight on the Silent Hill Fandom, #2 JaneTheNurse

Posted By: Whitney   October 23rd, 2011 | 1:01 am

Hi guys! It’s time for another Descent into the Otherworld where I take a closer look at the Silent Hill fandom to highlight what makes makes others a fan and what the series mean to them

Meet JaneTheNurse a fellow fan over on the Silent Hill Community who’s a big fan of Silent Hill Homecoming and creator of the Silent Hill Babysitting Squad Saga‎ !
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Descent into the Otherworld – A Spotlight on the Silent Hill Fandom, #1 Brandon Delacruz

Posted By: Whitney   September 29th, 2011 | 3:17 pm

UPDATE- PLEASE HELP BRANDON!

More info: http://silenthillhistoricalsociety.com/?p=11296

Hi guys! It’s time for something a little different here on Silent Hill Historical Society. As a big Silent Hill fan, I’m always curious to hear about how other fans found the series and how it’s impacted or inspired them.

For me, my love for the series started with the original Silent Hill back in 1999, thanks to a preview in a game magazine and from playing my older brother’s copy on Playstation. Over the past 12 years my love of the series has not waned and through it I’ve not only made some great new friends but have also discovered a passion for both blogging and recording podcasts which I never thought I would ever do!

During my time interacting with others in this fandom I’ve seen fans from all over the world and all walks of life and I just find it amazing how we all have this connection through a video game series.


Brandon Delacruz

But what exactly makes someone Silent Hill fan? How does the series impact others and what does the series mean to them? It’s these questions I hope to answer by highlighting a different Silent Hill fan every week or so to give a deeper and more personal insight into the Silent Hill fanbase!

To kick off this new series I would like to share an amazing story of a fellow fan that a friend of mine passed on to me just last week.

Meet Brandon Delacruz. He suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, but through playing Silent Hill 2 he has been inspired to not only be a better person but has also given him solace during his frequent hospital stays:

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