'The fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh.'
Silent Hill is a survival horror video game series consisting of nine installments published by Konami. The first four games in the series, Silent Hill, Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill 4: The Room were developed by an internal group called Team Silent, a development staff within former Konami subsidiary Konami Computer Entertainmen Tokyo. The later five games, Silent Hill: Origins, Silent Hill: Homecoming, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Silent Hill: Downpour and Silent Hill: Book of Memories, were developed by other, unrelated groups.
Silent Hill is set in a multiverse consisting of reality and an alternate dimension whose form is based on the series eponymous fictitious American town. The series is heavily influenced by the literary genre of psychological horror, with its player characters being mostly "everymen."
The Silent Hill franchise has expanded to include various print pieces, two feature films, and spin-off video games.