Scary nurses sought for Japanese <i>Silent Hill</i> premiere

Film's release to be heralded by 50 cosplayers taking a morning stagger to the movie theater, handing out flyers along the way.

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According to ITmedia, 50 cosplay fans are being sought to assist in a promotional event for the Japan premiere of the film Silent Hill. The idea is to get 50 "Dark Nurses" to shuffle and stagger from a location near Tokyo's Ginza Station to the Marion theater complex on the morning of July 8. There they will greet customers--presumably by gurgling hideously and limping toward them with rusty scalpels--and hand out flyers. There is no monetary compensation for providing this service, but volunteers will get to keep their Dark Nurse threads and be given other memorabilia related to the film.

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thepyrethatburn
thepyrethatburn

The first question of "Does Hollywood hate us?" doesn't take into account two things.

1. A lot of video game stories aren't really that good at the core. Doom's story is "Portal opens, Hell comes through, you kick ass." We like them because the story is really only there to give us motivation to kick the aforementioned ass. However, if they strung together all the story bits and subtracted out the gameplay moments, the movie would be less than an hour long and, frankly, almost unwatchable.

2. I have become convinced that video game fans should not watch the movies. They are often more anal retentive than LOTR fans were concerning the changes from one media to the next. More to the point, they always seem to come in with both an over-inflated view of the story as well as a desire to reexperience the sheer visceral thrill of many of these games. This combines to always leave people with a disappointing experience.

As for the cosplaying.... This is Japan. While cosplaying is more frequent in some parts than others and is a weekend thing, it isn't so wholly unique that anything is likely to happen to the nurses.

554
554

Does Holliwood hate us?,they did this with all the oter games like Doom 3, Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros and Mortal Kombat(although this movie was pretty cool). the movie sucked,:( the game was glorious, however.:)

EyeNixon
EyeNixon

Ah Silent Hill, horrible writing, but a great movie none-the-less. The Japanese will probably love its wacky visual style.

DrCLos
DrCLos

Sounds interesting. I wanna see pics of the event when it takes place.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

i oh so wanted silent hill to be good but it was just plain horrible. i feel so sorry for the japanese people that are going to go into the theatre with high hopes just like me and leave stupified by the cheesy boring and just plain lame abomination of cinema.

TVR_Fan
TVR_Fan

I hope GameSpot get a video of this happening at the event.

Wonderboy2790
Wonderboy2790

Japanese zombie nurses...... i'm gonna have to agree with Mit_Man, someone's not gonna realize what's goin on and think they're real zombie's and start blowin heads off.

theaxiomatic
theaxiomatic

well, i enjoyed the film... and though i do recall what the "nurses" looked like in the film, i'm sure that these ones are going to look *much* better. the whole "not being dead" thing is what has my hopes up ;)

spongebob53186
spongebob53186

well if you would have said japanese nurses before i saw the movie i would have been "hell yeah.......and i hope its a windy day" but since ive seen the movie and the "nurses" they are referring to ..............eh

Chaos_KnightX
Chaos_KnightX

Lol, sounds fun ^^ Why not give them something nice though, i wouldnt want to cosplay just to keep the outfit and rusty scalpel. Now a chainsaw!, oh yeah, running through ginza with a chainsaw kekekekekek! I wonder if they make a F.E.A.R. movie, if they're gonna volunteer little girls to dress up and start lumbering around the streets of tokyo *bump* "damnit!, i cant see with this hair!" OLOL! But yeah, japanese nurses is all good ^_^

Magical_Guy
Magical_Guy

Having people in hooded costumes and armed with scalpels.....

Crew_SK
Crew_SK

LMAO Mit_Man ..that's why it happens in Japan and NOT U.S.A ...because there are no psycho crazy paranoids. Damn your predictions you lil' Nostradamus

Crazyazn923
Crazyazn923

Wow, that's gonna be quite a walk for all of them. Should be funny!

Zacek
Zacek

Does anybody has a link to the images?

Mit_Man
Mit_Man

I predict atleast one death to come from this, from a crazy paranoid of zombies guy with a shotgun, who blows some staggering chick's head off by surprise.

rudyroundhead
rudyroundhead

Hope this ends up being as funny as the ring deal when the girl jumped from under the tv and scared the crowd.

paradyme777
paradyme777

It'd be funny if they scared everyone away from the movie, lol. I can see it now

JuggalordsZero
JuggalordsZero

I actually enjoyed the movie. It was a different type of horror film, not a typical slasher. Something that makes you think is usually good.

bulldog7
bulldog7

ya, the movie was terrible. just terrible. But i have a feeling it'll do much better in Japan. actually as i watched the movie, i thought, 'wow, this is very japanese in it's story telling mechanics'.

Chrono323
Chrono323

too bad it was a horrible movie!!!! i was sooo pissed when i saw it, sheez the actors were freakin bad.... I went and saw it opening night, and everyone that went was laughing at all the scary parts, i only thought the end was cool when that chick got cut in half that was just crazy i did not see that comin lol but the entire movie as a whole sucked ass.

ManInBlackXIII
ManInBlackXIII

Good idea. Now if Americans could think up of something good for the coming up video game movies....aka Halo, CastleVania, Resident Evil...you know, the ones that wont majorly suck...hopefully

Prime8
Prime8

They'll have at least something to compensate for the actual movie now. Hooray for them.

gmsnpr
gmsnpr

This is a great marketing idea, though paying them might be nice.

Xerran
Xerran

Daaaaaamn. Japan is CHEAP. You can at least pay them for their services Japan.

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

Wish I had boobies I'd sign up.......wait.....I'd have to be Japanese too.....and if I had boobs....I'd stay home....NM...

yoshi_64
yoshi_64

Japanese Nurses? count me in!... wait...wha? They're dead... >.> Oh well... beggars can't be choosers. :P

comb5
comb5

People are no longer allowed to say that Japanese people aren't crazy.

squarephreak
squarephreak

Somebody's gonna scare the crud out of some poor little Japanese girl or boy who just happens to be passing by at the same time... should be a good time!

SaintSadistic
SaintSadistic

Oh those crazy Japanese, anyway I thought the movie was pretty cool.

Mechakucha
Mechakucha

haha those poor japanese. They're gonna be even MORE disappointed now when they see the actual film! Having to go through the nurses to see the movie though, is undeniably cool.

liri
liri

That would be scarier if they did that during the night in a dark alley.

191
191

Sounds cool !

dingo_451
dingo_451

LMFAO suddenly, i want to go to japan.

A_zombie
A_zombie

Looks like it's gonna be a scary and fun premiere for Japan!