Read This Carefully...Silent Hill: Origins: Script
Travis: Who’d I just pass there? … That you, good buddy?
Trucker: Treetop tall and wall-to-wall. Travis, you messed up sonofabitch. What you doin’ on my road?
Travis: Late on a gig, bud. I’m takin’ a shorcut past Silent Hill; stoppin’ for coffee as soon as I hit Brahms. I’m beat.
Trucker: Bad dreams still keepin’ you awake? I told you man, a girl or two would go a long way … Sleep like a baby with a chick in your cab.
Travis: Guess I just don’t meet the right girls, bud.
Trucker: Maybe if you weren’t always blabberin’ about– (static interrupts transmission) remember how or why …
Travis: Hey chill. You don’t see me bringin’ up your issues.
Trucker: (laughs) No need. My old lady keeps me fully informed of my failings. The girl keeps notes.
Travis: You mean she hasn’t left you yet?
Trucker: (laughs again) Any day now. See you ’round, Travis. Take it easy.
Travis: 10-4. Catch ya later, buddy.
Travis keeps driving. He is distracted by memories until he spots a figure lying in the road and slams on the brakes, bringing his truck to a knife-jacked stop. He jumps down from the cab and gazes upon the surrounding area. He suddenly catches the glimpse of a girl on the road up ahead. The girl turns and stares at Travis.
(The girl turns and runs down the road leading to Silent Hill)
Travis: Hey, come back!
Travis runs on, chasing the girl. On pausing to catch his breath Travis notices a burning house
Travis: Not fog … it’s smoke … my God!
(Travis looks to the side of the house and sees a woman peeking around the edge. The woman looks at Travis then leans back against the side of the building. Not wanting to leave, the woman finally runs away as a girl screams from inside the house.)
Travis: Someone’s in there!
(Travis fights off the intense heat while approaching the front yard and quickly enters the burning building. He enters, runs up the stairs, and finds the charred remains of a burned girl upon the floor. She opens her eyes as he approaches)
Alessa: Let me burn.
Travis: You’re coming with me.
(Travis picks up the badly burned girl and flees the house with her in his arms. As he moves away from the burning building, the roof nearly caves in. He lays her gently upon the grass)
Travis: (catches breath) … Safe now. (He looks around the area): Hey! Someone help her! Where is – (He drifts off into a faint as sounds of an ambulance in the distance are heard) Travis: … everyone?
(The ambulance’s siren continues to fill the air as a much deeper siren noise starts to drown out the ambulance with its heavy tone)
Exterior. Foggy town. Travis wakes up on a bench
Travis: (catches breath) Where am I? (Travis walks toward a map display) … Silent Hill? What happened last night? That girl … Did she make it? They would’ve taken her to the hospital. (Travis find the local hospital on the map) … Koontz street. I need to see if she’s okay.
Interior. Alchemilla Hospital. Travis spots a lone figure by the elevator of the seemingly empty building
Travis: Hey! You a doctor?
(The man turns around while standing in front of the elevator doors)
Doctor: Can I help you?
Travis: That fire last night, the girl who was burned? Is she here?
Doctor: A girl? We’ve received no new patients in the last day or so. Was she hurt?
Travis: She was burned all over!
Doctor: Are you a relative? What did you say her name was?
Travis: I don’t know her name. I was the one who saved her from the fire. She must have been brought here. Is there another hospital?
(The doctor turns and presses the elevator button)
Doctor: I’m sorry. Perhaps someone in reception could help you. (steps into the elevator) I have urgent business to attend to. Goodbye.
(The elevators doors close. The elevator goes up to the second floor)
Interior. Alchemilla Hospital, Operating Room Corridor
(Travis notices a woman with her back turned to him standing up ahead)
(Travis stands and watches the woman as she twitches)
Travis: You okay?
(The figure turns, revealing no face. Travis jumps back)
Travis: … What!?
(The woman dashes frantically toward Travis, a syringe in hand. Travis looks around him and finds a hammer on a nearby seat.)
Interior. Alchemilla Hospital, Room 205. Travis examines the mirror after trying to leave Room 205. The figure of a girl appears on the other side of the glass
Travis: You’re the girl from the fire… How did you …
(Travis touches the bloody handprint on the mirror and his image on the other side begins to spasm. He is pulled into Otherworld. He looks through the mirror and sees the normal world through the mirror glass – he is now in the dark world, on the other side of the mirror)
Travis: I’m seein’ things. This ain’t right.
(Travis continues to view the normal world through the other side of the mirror)
Interior. Alchemilla Hospital, Doctor’s Office. Otherworld. He holds up an object, the future piece of the Flauros. He examines it
Travis: What is this?
(Alessa appears from behind Travis as he steps to the side and stares at Travis)
Travis: You … What was that thing!?
(A loud siren suddenly sounds as Alessa continues to stare)
Travis: This … isn’t … happening.
(Travis holds his hands toward his face and weakens, eventually falling onto his hands and knees. Alessa steps toward him. He faints)
Interior. Alchemilla Hospital. Travis lies on a bench in the hospital lobby.
Nurse: Are you okay?
(Travis looks toward Nurse)
Nurse: Sorry, did I startle you? My name is Lisa. I’m a trainee here. Are you waiting for someone?
Travis: No. No, I’m just … well. I’m done here.
(Travis stands up while talking)
Travis: Name’s Travis. Nice to meet you, Lisa.
Lisa: You sure, you’re okay? You look a little shaken up … Sorry.
Travis: No, it’s okay. To be honest. I’ve been a little off all day. I was in a fire last night–think it boiled my brain a little.
Lisa: The fire in the business district? How awful. I heard about that. No one knows how it got started. And that poor girl, Alessa Gillespie … To die like that …
Travis: (surprised) Alessa? She died?
Lisa: Yes. Sorry, Did you know her?
Travis: No. but … Nevermind.
Lisa: Well, I have to run. Dr. Kaufmann wants to meet me over at Cedar Grove Sanitarium and he’ll be mad if I’m late! Maybe see you around? Take it easy, Travis …
Travis: You too, Lisa.
(Lisa turns and walks away as Travis looks on)
Interior. Cedar Grove Sanitarium, Southeast corridor. Upon exiting the East Solarium, Travis notices a woman walking toward him. She is chanting
Travis: (interrupts) You were at the fire! I saw you there.
Woman: Of course you did. That was my house … burning. My daughter, Alessa. You were the one who saved her?
Travis: Yeah. She was your daughter? Why did ya leave her? Why did no one help? You all left that girl to burn.
Gillespie: So we did. The world is stranger than you think.
Travis: You’re crazy! What happened to her!? Lisa said she was dead.
Gillespie: Alessa is with those who care for her. Do not trust her, Travis. She does not know what she is doing.
Travis: How do you know my name?
(Gillespie walks away)
Travis: Hey, answer me!
(Gillespie ignores him)
Travis: They’re all crazy.
Interior. Cedar Grove Sanitarium, Northeast corridor. Travis steps into the corridor
Female Voice: Arrrrrrgh! I’ve always hated you! You and your devil son!
(sound of door closing)
Male Voice: Oh God, Helen! (breaks down) My dear, dear Helen. You really are dead. What will I do?!
Interior. Cedar Grove Sanitarium. There is a flashback as Travis approaches the desk in the ‘Archive’.
Female patient: I had to do it.
Doctor: You had to? Please, help me understand.
Female patient: That’s what you do with pests. That’s what you do, isn’t it? And he was a pest. Oh, he was a bad boy. Always has been. I tried to pretend he wasn’t … but they were there to make sure I didn’t forget.
Female patient: The people in the mirrors. (low voice) They see it all! What’s really going on.
Doctor: And it was their idea?
Female: Yes. They saw the devil inside of him. I had to kill him! My responsibility. My flesh and blood. I brought him into this world so I had to take him out of it! Good wombs can bear bad sons, they say. I know you think what I did was wrong.
Doctor: I just want to understand…
Female: No! You want to keep me locked up, doctor. But you can’t. I can leave whenever I want. I can step through that mirror and into their world. This world is just a daydream.
Female: When will they bring me my boy?
Interior. Cedar Grove Sanitarium, Female Seclusion. Otherworld.
(Travis steps toward Lisa as she sits huddled in a chair beside the door to patient room 5)
Travis: Lisa? You’re here too? Can you see all this stuff? Is it all … dark for you too?
Lisa: I … It’s so sad. They can’t do anything for her. She just sits there … She wants her boy so badly.
Travis: Who are you talkin’ about? Is the girl inside? Alessa? Is Alessa in there?
Lisa: No … No! (stands up) You KNOW who’s in there! (gets up and leaves)
(Travis looks toward patient room 5)
Cut-scene. A flashback sequence plays. A young boy looks toward the back of the room.
Young boy: Momma? Daddy said you were dead. Are you dead?
(a grotesque figure is shown inside of a cage hanging from the ceiling in the direction the boy is speaking)
Momma: I’m not dead. Locked away! Out of sight, out of mind. Not dead. I asked them to bring my –
(Flashback sequence ends and Travis stands where the young boy was)
Momma: (continues) boy to me.
Travis: … Momma.
Momma: Come here boy. Let Momma take a look at you!
(Travis backs away and tries to open the door but it is locked. The creature moves close to Travis.)
Interior. Cedar Grove Sanitarium, Female Seclusion #5. Otherworld. As Travis acquires the Past Piece, a cut-scene.
Travis: (picks up the Flauros piece) This is just like before.
(turns around to find Alessa once again)
Travis: What’s happening here? That thing, it … couldn’t have been. Are you making this happen? Are you doing this?
(sirens sound as Alessa stares at Travis and begins to back away)
Travis: Wait. No … No, don’t go. (staggers closer to Alessa) I need to know …
(Travis collapses. When he awakes, he is in the Lobby of the sanitarium.)
Interior. Artaud Theater. Travis approaches the centre of the Auditorium.
(Travis walks further into the Auditorium as Lisa silently sits in one of the audience chairs and looks on with an amusing stare)
(Travis notices Lisa out of the corner of his eye then turns to her)
Travis: What are you doing in here, Lisa?
Lisa: Sorry if I scared you … I thought I was the only one in here.
Travis: It’s dangerous.
Lisa: (playful tone) Dangerous? You’re kidding!
Lisa: (stands up) … The door was open, so I let myself in. I just love the theater, Travis. I want to be an actress. But mom was a nurse, and her mom was a nurse, so I’m going to be a nurse. I’ve got what it takes though … I can’t stop thinking about you, Travis.
(Lisa approaches Travis and puts her arms around him)
Lisa: I want you. You’re all I think about. Let’s get the hell out of this crazy town … Run off – the two of us. We could be so good together …
(Lisa giggles and spins, stepping away from Travis playfully)
Lisa: See? I could be a star!
Travis: Heh heh heh heh. Yeah …
Lisa: Well, see you around.
(Lisa walks away and leaves Travis)
Interior. Artaud Theatre. Flashback.
Female voice: Beseech you, Father.
Male voice: Hence! Hang not on my garments.
Female voice: Sir, have pity; I’ll be his surety.
Male voice: Silence. One word more shall make me chide thee. If not hate thee. What … (coughs) An advocate for an imposter! (coughs) Hush! (coughs) thou thankest there is no more such – (coughs)
Female voice: You okay, Tony?
Male voice (Tony): Yes, yes … Fine! Just a headache … A damned nosebleed. You mind if we stop for a moment.
Interior. Artaud Theatre, forest area. Flashback.
Male voice: Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs, that give the delight, and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments will hum about mine ears, and sometimes voices … That, if I then had waked after long sleep would make me sleep again; and then in dreaming, the clouds methought would open and show riches. Ready to drop upon me that, when I waked, I cried to dream again.
Interior. Artaud Theatre, cave area). Travis reaches for the Falsehood Piece.
Travis: You need these, don’t you?
(Travis turns with the Falsehood Piece held high and waits for Alessa to appear)
(Alessa steps out from behind the fallen Caliban. She looks down at the fallen creature then kicks it. She moves toward Travis and stares)
(The familiar siren noise sounds as Alessa continues to stare. Travis grabs his head and begins to collapse)
Travis: Not again!
(Travis wakes up on a bench in the lobby of the Theater)
Interior. Riverside Motel. Travis grabs a key and examines it.
Travis: Riverside Motel …
(a flashback of a small boy flickers over Travis for a brief second)
Travis: I think I’ve been there before.
Interior. Riverside Motel, corridor. A flashback occurs as Travis examines the hole that leads to Room 500
(A grieving man stands and stares at a calendar on the wall)
Man: Helen … every time I look in his eyes, I see you. It’s not enough. I can’t be there for him. There’s too much pain in this world without you. That thing that stole your body … it had the right idea.
Interior. Riverside Motel, game room. A flashback occurs after Travis collects the token
Young Boy: Could I have some money for the pinball?
Man: Yes. About this afternoon …
Young Boy: It’s ok. I just want to play the pinball.
Father: Sure. There. I’m going back to the room for a little while. Wait for me here.
Interior. Riverside Motel. Travis lands on the floor of the Rose Suite bathroom, dusts himself down and steps out of the room. He looks around the corner and spy Lisa and the Doctor, Kaufmann, in the bedroom. They are hurriedly dressing when he steps into the room. Both of them rise from the bed.
Travis: Lisa …?
Lisa: (annoyed) Travis.
(Lisa leaves as Dr. Kaufmann approaches Travis)
Kaufmann: You have a habit of popping where you’re not wanted, Mr. Grady. Isn’t it time you left town?
Travis: I can’t.
Kaufmann: Try harder.
(A calm, yet disgusted Dr. Kaufmann exits the room)
Interior. Riverside Motel, Room 500. A flashback occurs after Travis descends the impossibly long staircase. A flashback shows a young boy walk into Room 500 to find his father dangling from the ceiling, a rope around his neck)
Boy: Daddy … I won the game. I still got a quarter left … You want the quarter? Daddy … wake up. Please Daddy.
Father: I’m not sleeping, son.
Boy: Daddy …
Father: You knew I wasn’t sleeping. Why did you stand there for so long? It wasn’t right.
Boy: Please Daddy!
Father: It wasn’t healthy, son.
(Flashback ends and Travis stands in place of the boy. He backs up in disbelief)
Travis: Daddy, this is insane.
Father: Time you faced up for what happened. Your mother and I … will see you in Heaven, son.
(Travis father’s glasses fall off as he begins to spasm. Travis’ father transforms into a nightmarish creature)
Interior. Riverside Motel. Otherworld. Travis acquires the Truth Piece
Travis: How is this even possible? Dad … How could he do that to himself? (looks around for Alessa) Why won’t you let me forget!? Why are you doing this to me!? Come out! Come out … I’ve got your … your THING for ya!
(Alessa appears behind Travis. Travis turns to face her)
Travis: Happy? You dug up my parents, what now?
(Travis begins to step toward Alessa and grabs her)
Travis: When do we get to look inside your sick little mind?
(Alessa continues to stare at Travis as a siren is heard. Alessa has a slight hint of a smile this time as Travis starts to fall)
Travis: Uh! Ah! (He breathes heavily, then faints)
(Travis wakes up on a shelf in the Hospital Storage Room)
Travis: This isn’t right.
Interior. Alchemilla Hospital basement. Travis collects the Present Piece, picks up it, studies it
Travis: This is the last one.
(Travis assembles the Flauros. It falls from his hands, only to float in the air. The pieces disengage, then explode in a blinding flash of light. Travis falls to the floor. Alessa appears)
Travis: … You’re here!?
(Alessa stands and looks over her physical form. She begins to step toward the nearby door.)
(Alessa stands in front of the door and looks at it. The symbol of Samael appears on the door and Alessa walks through the door as though a ghost.)
Exterior. Alchemilla Hospital. Travis exits the hospital building, turning to see Gillespie in front of the entrance. She is furious
Gillespie: What have you done? You broke the spell! Now she is free.
Travis: I just want to end this. I thought that’s what she wanted too? I want out! Could you help me?
Gillespie: You want out!? Haha! Far too late for that. Even with your misguided help, she can’t stop us now. The Ceremony begins. Finally, she will birth God! Here she comes. Look upon what you have wrought.
(Travis looks to the top of the Hospital stairs to find Alessa. Alessa floats and stares at Travis as the ground starts to crumble away. She floats towards him, causing havoc: the buildings and ground rot away, disintegrate, the girl’s hatred and pain seeping through the streets of Silent Hill, engulfing the town in a living darkness. With a worried look Travis runs away.)
Interior. Green Lion Antiques. Travis leaves the altar area, steps toward a room with robed, chanting figures gathered around the charred body of the girl that he rescued from the fire
Dr. Kaufmann: She’s really worked you over, hasn’t she?
(Dr. Kaufmann steps out from a dark corner)
Dr. Kaufmann: I’m surprised to see you. We had assumed you’d just leave. Well, time to put her pawn to sleep … Goodnight.
(Gas suddenly rises up from the ground. Travis coughs. He fans the mysterious gas away, then falls. While lying on the ground with a slight awareness, he sees Dr. Kaufmann approach him, the other cult members’ chanting still in the background. Dr Kaufmann suddenly turns as he hears Gillespie)
Gillespie: She’s here! We need to begin this now!
Dr. Kaufmann: Don’t worry Dahlia! With him out of the way, she has no conduit for her power.
(Travis begins to sink further into unconsciousness while on the ground)
Alessa: Momma? Momma? What is it?
Dahlia (Gillespie): Don’t touch!
Alessa: Ow. It’s hot!
Dahlia: Leave it be.It is a cage for a demon. Contained, his power will focus yours. Release him, and we will all burn in the fires of Hell.
(Travis appears in a large red circle and looks around the room. A large demon appears to his side. The demon opens a portion of its chest and begins to spew flames. The heat from the flames rushes toward Travis as he puts his hands up to shield the hot gust)
Good Ending. Travis walks along the road, while looking back behind him as he walks away from Silent Hill. He turns and spots his truck in the distance. He looks back, pulling his truck key out of his pocket. After examining it, he looks upward then walks further up the road toward his truck.
(Travis walks up the driver’s door of his truck. He opens the door then steps up into the vehicle and shuts the door. We are drawn towards the side mirror, at Alessa holding a baby in the mirror. He smiles then glances at his speedometer – “366”, the same number he saw that triggered fragmented memories from his past earlier. Travis presses the button below the speedometer to reset it back to “0”. Travis starts up his truck then drives down the road. Alessa watches the truck depart.)
Woman: Harry, it’s a baby!
Harry: It’s a girl. Go on, hold her.
Woman: Cheryl … we’ll call her “Cheryl”.
(static interrupts then all is silent)
Dr. Kaufmann: Half the soul is lost, the seed lies dormant.
Dahlia: The other half is not lost. We’ll use a summoning spell. Hearing her pain, it is sure to come.
Dr. Kaufmann: It will take time.
Dahlia: We can wait.
(Static interference. A siren sounds.)
Bad Ending. A flickering light on the ceiling rouses Travis. He opens his eyes. He looks to his sides and begins to struggle, noticing the straps along his arms and legs. He continues to struggle on the blood-soaked bed as memories – a needle, a group of bottles lying to the side containing some unknown chemical – cloud his mind. He continues to struggle as the camera shifts to show the same bottle of chemicals and syringes in his thoughts.)
(The light continues to flicker above as Travis begins to hallucinate … or possibly remember)
Woman: What are you talking about? I’m not your mamma. Please – No!
(An image of The Butcher flickers through his mind)
Man: Scuse me sir. Motel’s closed for the season. Wait -! (screams)
(Travis gets down on his knees and looks at his hands as an image of The Butcher flickers over him completely overshadowing his presence)
Richard Grady: What are you doing, son? Careful, daddy’s – !
(Travis wakes up once again on the bed while still strapped to the same blood-soaked. He continues to struggle as the camera pans away)
UFO Ending. Travis walks up to Room 502, the Room 502 key in hand. He stands before the door. then inserts the key into the lock)
Travis: Huh? … Doesn’t fit.
(Travis turns and looks toward the sky and watches the moon)
Travis: The lonely moon … you’ve always been there for me, haven’t you?
(A UFO suddenly flies down from the sky in front of the moon. Travis looks on with shocked eyes. The UFO hovers over him then sends out a beam. An alien and a dog with a space helmet float down from the UFO)
Dog: Ruff! Ruff!
(The happy dog barks as the alien looks toward it with a frown. Both the alien and dog look toward Travis with a face of intense joy as each of them hold up a hand and wave at him.)
Alien: Greetings, Travis!
Travis: You seen my truck? I have to find my truck.
Dog: (whispers in the alien’s ear) Ruff! Ruff!
Alien: Your truck is on our planet.
(Travis raises his hands with a sudden burst of excitement as he looks toward the alien and his dog companion with starry-eyes. A piano tune plays to help define this happy occasion … this moment of relief … this end to all of Travis’ built up anxiety!)
Alien: Come with us.
(The alien points at a smiling Travis while holding the happy dog)
Travis: Can I drive?
Alien: You drive stick?
(The trio ride the beam back into the UFO. The UFO flies away)