Without the otherworldly horrors that lurk through its streets, Silent Hill might be nothing more than a scenic, fog-filled town. But when damaged, unfortunate souls wander into its domain, their worst fears, urges, and traumas manifest themselves as deformed monstrosities made flesh. These creatures are part of what make the series so compelling – even when you’re cowering with fear in a dark corner, you’ll constantly be asking yourself “What in the hell was that thing?!”
With Silent Hill: Downpour out this week and the HD collection releasing March 20, we’re facing our fears to revisit Silent Hill’s most memorable enemies, ranging from disturbing mutants to stomach-churning creatures that’ll make a guest appearance in your next nightmare. These freakish fiends convey volumes about the psyches that spawned them; we’ll do our best to avoid spoilers, but know that some of the protagonists’ darkest secrets will be tied to the enemies they face. Whether these hideous creatures bring back terrifying memories or you’re seeing them for the first time, remember: we’re almost positive that none of these are real.