The only reason I hated her was because I have a fear of dolls, so....she was close to the creepiest for me, but I never actually thought she was that hard to kill. The dodging can get annoying though after awhile...
I love the Silent Hill Series. The new games did nothing wrong whatsoever, they were developed well, and did things different. I believe that Silent Hill Downpour will make all Silent Hill fans happy. Team Silent doesn't exist, but their series does.
Oh I was right there too with fighting Scarlet with no health drinks and already being half dead. I eventually gave up and started the game all over, this time really looking for health drinks and such. What joy.
Even though 'Homecoming' felt monotonous at times, It still had great Boss'! Scarlet in my opinion was probably the creepiest character in the game, and one tough cookie to crumble! I think that was the first (and one of the very few times) in the game where I was actually taken back, and thought to myself briefly "this feels like a Silent Hill game." Granted that rush of fear mixed with adrenaline didn't last long...but at least It got some emotion out of me. Did you try using the Laser Pistol? Cap her in the knees! Lol. No, I believe using the crowbar is the most effective way to beat her.
In my opinion, Scarlet was by far, the most dificult boss to defeat... it's actually harder than the last one. I remember I had to repeat that fight lots of times, but the worst part was the fact that the fight was actually quite long because when we think she's dead, she strikes again! I tried to defeat her with almost every single weapon, however I found the crowbar the most effective (as it was intended). Later I started using only the Laser Pistol, but it's still hard, specially in the last part of the fight when scarlet moves too fast!