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Welcome to Silent Hill.

Movies based on video games have a history of, well, sucking. Silent Hill, however, was a step in the right direction for console-to-screen transitions. The effects were great and the monsters were frightening as fuck (nurses with testicle heads…). Now, the darkness is coming again, in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.

Let’s do a reboot they said. It will be fun they said.

You should know, SHR is not a continuation of the first one. Sure, both the aforementioned testicle head nurses and (also) Sean Bean are back (playing a different character), but this is different from the first movie. This is based off of Silent Hill 3 the video game, which is the sequel to Silent Hill 1 the video game, not the movie. The movie is an adaptation of Silent Hill 1, which doesn’t follow the video game at all (as decent as it was).. This one seems to follow Silent Hill 3 quite well, though.

In Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

I for one, have been looking forward to this follow-up for a while. I mean come on, the King in the North’s face in three glorious dimensions?

Anyway, in anticipation of Silent Hill: Revelation, Open Road Films is giving away LIMITED EDITION (1) large and (2) small “Robbie the Rabbit” stuffed animals! Who doesn’t love a good scare from the infamous Robbie the rabbit?

Robbie the Rabbit is an anthropomorphic rabbit doll that has made appearances in many of the Silent Hill games. In some of his appearances, his mouth is covered with blood. For the most part, his appearance seems to serve little more than to provide an ambiguous level of unease to the player, due to the odd nature of his existence within the world of Silent Hill, his bright colors compared to the rust brown and dark red of everything else, and his recurring cameos. Most fans believe him to be sentient and believe that he is “watching” the player.

What exactly do I need to do to win? Simple!

1. You need to follow Nerd Bastards on Twitter (@NerdBastards)

2. Retweet the following message “RT @NerdBastards 4 Ur Chance to Win ‘Robbie the Rabbit’ stuffed animals. #WelcomeToSilentHill.

The contest is also open to fans who already follow us on Twitter (you just need to RT the message).  Multiple tweets are allowed (No limit, but don’t flood the feed. Play nice and keep it shiny.)

One lucky winner will be randomly chosen on Friday 10/26/2012 . The rabbits will be mailed out -free of charge via standard delivery and should be to the lucky lil bastard or bastardette within 1-2 weeks.

Got it? Now, what are you waiting for? Start spreading the Nerd Bastards gospel. DO IT NOW!

By the way, has it occurred to you that Firefly is 10 years old? How extremely depressing is that?

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