As a paranormal blogger, a lot of people ask me about my most favorite horror movie.
And I have to say this movie. It really gave me the creeps. Also, you may or may not know, but there’s REAL event behind it.
Centralia, Pennsyvania was once a bustling mine town.
A fire at the town dump ignited an exposed coal seam, setting off a MASSIVE fire that eventually led to the demolition of nearly every building in Centralia — a whole community of 1,400 simply gone.
This fire still burns TODAY. The entire city is abandoned.
Actually, it isn’t completely abandoned. There is a population of 10(as of 2012) and it still remains the least-populated municipality in Pennsylvania.
Thank you for the added information.
Anyway here are some connections of Centralia with the game/movie I got from this site
The fog effect in the game represents that constant carbon monoxide gas that keeps spewing up from underneath, creating the smokey poisonous atmosphere in Centralia. .
The empty foggy town of Centralia, which had general stores, elementary schools, post office’s and other stores, represent the town Silent Hill.
The constant road blocks that you witness in the game when you reach a caved in dead end, represent the unexpected route blocks that are distributed outside of Centralia, which are put their as part of a safety procedure leaving only one road available to enter Centralia. This is also another element that is displayed in the movie and games.
The secret society within Silent Hill, represent the Molly McGuire’s, a secret society consisting of Irish only, that use to coincide within the town during the 1800’s. They were known for kidnapping people and their criminal activities within Centralia.
For all those heavily debating amongst themselves about whether Centralia influenced the movie or the game, can we all just be friends and enjoy the realized connections between the real event and the movie/game regardless of what came first
This post said that there’s a real event behind the video/game and that there are connections (which there are), and not that this thing is based on the other thing.
I have been half in love with easeful Death,
Call’d him soft names in many a musèd rhyme,
To take into the air my quiet breath;"