|Audio Atrocities™ : Silent Hill · Konami · Playstation · 1999|
There are some decent things going on here, like the creepy old lady (best thing here), and a few of the NPCs you meet, but the leads are pretty bad all around. It definitely suffers from SEGA-syndrome, whereby the actors read the lines with no feeling or the wrong feeling, killing the drama. There are some laughable lines, too.
Exhibit A: “Huh. Radio. What's going on with that radio?”
Huh. Microphone. What's going on with this microphone? Our first example showcases the blissfully-unaware style of method acting the leads of the Silent Hill cast subscribe to. When the supporting parts have better acting than the leads, you know there's a problem.
Exhibit B: “The phones are all dead...and the radio, too.”
The sing-song ending of this sad-sack no-impending-doom delivery makes it sound like some kind of 80's pop-metal hook for a song. Caca.
Exhibit C: “Half the soul is lost, that is why the seal lies dormant.”
Okay, here's one of the supporting cast that had a bunch of hard-to-understand lines with stupid content. I'm not sure if the actor was going for exotic or harelip with the accent, but it came out sounding like Ricardo Montalban doing the part of that "Rocky Road" guy from Goonies.
Haven't had enough? Here's some additional clips for your amusement:
Clip 4, Clip 5, Clip 6, Clip 7, Clip 8
“Everybody followed some kind of queer religion.”
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