Guillermo del Toro says Silent Hills cancellation "Makes no f**king sense"

Just like the fans, Guillermo del Toro is frustrated with how Konami handled Silent Hills.

When Konami canceled Silent Hills, it was as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

We felt like something terrible had happened.

Guillermo del Toro certainly feels that way. Entertainment website Bloody Disgusting sat down with the movie mastermind to find out that, yeah, Konami’s decision was pretty nuts.

“The thing with Kojima and Silent Hills is that I thought we would do a really remarkable game and really go for the jugular,” he said.

And he was probably right. Last year at Gamescom, Hideo Kojima stated, “Originally, we were thinking of making a game that would make you pee your pants.” But after further collaboration with del Toro, Kojima’s outlook changed. “We are aiming for a game that will make you shit your pants.”

The faces of true terror.

Everything pointed to a fantastic new entry in the Silent Hill franchise.

Unfortunately, somewhere down the line Konami decided Silent Hills wasn’t worth it anymore, canned the game, and left a lot of fans confused.

Even del Toro has a hard time understanding what went wrong.

“We had a great experience and had great story sessions with hundreds upon hundreds of designs,” he said. “Some of the stuff that we were designing for Silent Hills I’ve seen in games that came after, like The Last of Us, which makes me think we were not wrong, we were going in the right direction.”

Maybe it was because their direction wasn’t towards pachinko machines.

“We were hoping to actually create some sort of panic with some of the devices we were talking about, and it is really a shame that it’s not happening. When you ask about how things operate, that makes no fucking sense at all that that game is not happening,” del Toro said.

“Makes no fucking sense at all.”

Hmm. Sounds just like Konami.

If you want to read the full interview which also discusses his new movie Crimson Peak, head over to Bloody Disgusting.


"Find something to believe in, and find it for yourself. When you do, pass it on to the future." - Solid Snake.

Published Oct. 15th 2015
  • tobes325
    This is a very funny article, especially the last pic! It is a huge shame it'll never see the light of day now :(
  • Robert Sgotto
    It's a shame we'll probably never see a fully realized Silent Hill game in the Fox Engine. Oh what could have been...
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    Every gamer who was excited for Silent Hills shares his anger at Konami.

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