Despite the fact I haven't been able to play the game yet I still find that there is a strange part that creeped me out when I saw it...
You know how when you leave the bathroom you start at, grab the map, and head down through the woods? Well, as James went down, the camera angle changed to looking at James from behind the trees, and I heard this growling sound. I thought that if I played it and stopped to see what it was, I would be randomly attacked by a monster...hehe
strizzuth wrote:The scariest part for me is in the prison, in the hallways that connect the east and west halves. There's these thudding, dragging, heavy footsteps, and this really low voice. I think the radio even goes off there, but there's no monster. I keep telling myself that every time I go through, but it just scares the hell out of me. The way SH games play with sound effects definitely makes things freakier.
Did youknow that if you stop there and aim your weapon, it will point up? If you can spare the ammo, hold the fire button down and you will hear the demon scream when he is shot. He will drop down, as noted by James pointing the gun downward, and eventually die, or I assumed he died because he stopped grunting and James stopped aiming at him. This is on the ps2 So I don't know if it does that on Xbox. But I do know that it takes a lot of bullets, and there are 2 of them. Sooooo, the creepiest parts had to be, Number 5 Sticking my hand through a wall in Silent Hill, If this were real and on Youtube, I would not feel sympathy if James pulled back a bloody stump. Luckily for him and your playing time, he finds the key. Number 4 Angela Orosco, What a psycho! Not that James is the poster boy for stability, but WOW! Number 3 The stationary mannequins, Tra-la-la walking along, AHHH MONSTER!!!!! But it's not moving. what's wrong? And you approach slowly, cause you know it's gonna jump out at you, then it does. Number 2 The disembodied voice when you enter the room to get the key so you can go see pyramid head in the stairway of the apartment. Still don't know what it says. Number 1 The whole damned prison, Corpses in tubes, disembodied demonic voices, odd pictures and items in the cells, straitjackets everywhere, The rumbling out in the yard that turns out to be nothing, the scream when you enter all the placards. the shriek when you knock on the bathroom stall, the wardens room, the shower room, jumping into a bottomless hole to escape, Eddie and the dead body when you arrive. Just plain creepy.
I think it was in the hospital, but there was a part when you try to go up to the basement that's all blocked off, and then suddenly, I heard a baby crying noise. That fuckin' scared the hell out of me. That and all the rape scenes. Congrats to PH for being the first monster to EVER scare the unholy fuck out of me. Oh, and the first time I ever found out that when you shoot a straightjacket monster down, you better kick it or else it'll slither-scuttle-twitch-seizure at you, while screeching.
There's one other thing that really creeped me out and that is in the prison. When you enter the Prison Courtyard and hear the horse gallop. It really unsettles me. I keep on expecting to be beheaded suddenly.
I was freaked by different things on my first and subsequent playthroughs. First time the rat noise in the hospital basement got me. Also PH in the hallway in the apartment, and the room where you find the great knife. That last mostly because I hadn't seen PH in the circular hallway yet, but when I saw the room I knew he was there and it took me about 5 minutes of psyching up to leave that room. Second time through, the mannequin holding the flashlight... y'know, with the clothing on it? Gave me serious chills. And every time through the hotel ditching my gear makes me nervous.
Even with the handful of times I've played through SH2, the game still manages to creep me the hell out. The worst for me, though, is in the hotel. Hotels creep me out anyway, but because I work at a hotel, it's even more creepy for me. (Not to mention the work + Silent Hill nightmares I keep having...)
Anyway, one of the things that was the most creepy for me was at the point when trying to enter certain rooms in the hotel would teleport you. It, for me, was super disorienting and made my heart race. Even when using the map, I got confused (that's probably just me and my terrible sense of direction, though). Even though it's a tiny section of the game and pretty easy to get past when you know what you're doing, it was pretty bad for me. It also made me feel like I was missing something. Also, if I remember correctly (I could be wrong, being that it's been a while since I've played through the game) at that point, there is NOTHING around... which makes it even more creepy.
Another thing that creeped me out in the hotel was the music box puzzle. It wasn't particularly difficult, but when the puzzle was incomplete or when I would slip up and make a mistake in music box placement, the music that it made would make my stomach churn.
The employee elevator makes me super nervous as well. I don't feel safe in the room with the shelf anyway (no idea why), but the alarm that goes off when you're over the weight limit kind of scares me. Being left without items is pretty bad, too.
The videotape makes me cringe, too.
Yeah, the things that creeped me out in Silent Hill 2 are pretty silly.
i found that hearing pyramid heads sword drag and foot steps was creepy as due to the infamy he has when i first played the game i was terrified of versing him. It disappointed me when i did get to verse him at the end, (the two), as i expected a hard and long battle yet it was easy and instead of winning a hard won and terrifyingly anticipated battle he killed himself which was dissapointing lol. though i still think sh 2 was and is the best game of the set so far.
The scripted moment after you get the gun where James hears a noise and first sees Pyramid Head made me turn the sound off for a while; the noise in the basement sounds like a pig squealing, but the apartment noise? That sounded like a baby crying, and it scared the hell out of me.
Then of course there's Pyramid Head sneaking up on James on the hospital roof (you have just enough time to recognize the scraping noise and get a glimpse of him before he whacks James with his shiv) and appearing without a sound in the basement. Something that big isn't supposed to be stealthy.
I kept getting paranoid in the labyrinth, because you can't tell whether the splashing sounds are made by Lying Figures or something else. And just when you're getting used to only seeing Lying Figures down there, lo and behold there's Pyramid Head around a corner. No fanfare, just there.
I hated the sequence where you had to maneuver around the basement with no items; you can't find your way around, it may be too dark to see the map, and there's no radio static, so the mannequins are completely quiet (except when they gurgle, which will make you jump out of your skin).
I would list the jump scare after you get the flashlight, but honestly, all jump scares do is piss me off once I get over the initial shock. They're a cheap and uncreative tactic compared to other scares that prey upon your paranoia and fear of dead silence.
When PH could be seen staring at you from behind the bars in the Woodside Apartments. I remember the very first time I saw that, I was much younger and watching my dad play. I had to cover my eyes. xD
The breathing hallways, especially at the hospital.
And lastly (I don't know why), but when you can see the Mannequin creatures on "stand-by mode" just before you approach them, that always creeped me out. The nurses in Homecoming do the same thing. >.<
Remember when you go back to room S3 - where you left Maria in the hospital - in the otherworld and you find out that Maria is gone, but you can still hear the sound of someone breathing and their heart beat. That was messing with my mind.
The scene which creeped me out was inside the Lake View Hotel where you try to enter the 3rd floor and the entrance is closed. You turn your back, go downstairs and you suddenly hear Maries voice screaming "JAMES!". Seriously..... that creeped me out.. never found such a magic/shocking/creepy scene like that.
Also, I never found a youtube clip of that scene. My personal magic moment.
That weird squealing noise in the basement level of the hospital always made me feel uneasy. Whenever I play through it I always run as quickly as possible through it so I won't have to listen to it for long. Actually, the whole hospital section is pretty damn creepy.
Another creepy moment for me was in the apartments, when you try a door and the lock is broken, but when you walk away you hear someone on the other side trying to open it.
All the encounters and moments in which we see Pyramid Head creep the hell out of me (first encounter, first battle, in the Labyrinth, these moments especially) . Even after many play through, my stomach gets all churned whenever I know I will have to deal with PH. Yesterday, when we first meet PH in the corridors of the Woodside building, behind the bars, it really did take me a lot of conviction and mental strength to turn off the light and see him glow red... I am still all shaken by it
If I remember well, there is this breathing sound near an autopsy bed in the Brookhaven Hospital. I always run as fast as I can not to hear it, no matter how hard I try, I can't just stay around and listen to him even if I know nothing will happen. Silent Hill and their way of playing with our nerves and mental health with just sounds... it's amazing
What also creeps me out is at the beginning of the game, when we have no flashlight and have to go through a few rooms before finding it (that mannequin, dressed like Mary, is creepy as hell too) and you hear the monsters without seeing them, I hate that (just like at the end of the game, in the hotel)
And finally, for some reasons, I do not feel comfortable around Laura. I don't know what is wrong with her but I find that there is something about her that makes me feel... weird.