The "McVee Films -- Offering you psychotic Buffy-esque stepdads, haunted ghost towns and an annoying overused character named Kyle... and offering you them with STYLE!" logo shimmers against the blackened screen, before fading into:

INT. PSYCHIATRIST'S OFFICE - LATE AFTERNOON

Artsy and spacious. A man in his mid 30s, MARK SUNDERLAND, sits on a couch, facing DR. BENTLEY, 50s, respectable. Mark looks rather flustered.

DR. BENTLEY: Well, Mark, if you believe going back to your "special place" will help relieve the pain, then I support it. But you yourself seem apprehensive.

MARK: (sighs deeply) Mary's been dead for three years, doc. I need this. I need to let it go. Somehow. But this letter I got...

DR. BENTLEY: Yes, do tell me about this letter. You've mentioned it in passing; but what was actually said on it? Was it something about Mary? About her death?

Mark fusses with his hands, opening his mouth. It takes a long time for the words to come out.

MARK: Corpses can't write letters, can they?

DR. BENTLEY: (pauses; bewildered) Excuse me?

EXT. MOUNTAIN ROAD - DUSK

Bare and empty. Thick forests surround the rain-slicked asphalt. Crickets chirp in a harmonious symphony. The moon, barely visible, appears brazen against the horizon; looming, larger than life.

The only car on the road, a red mini-van, (probably Mark's) navigates the empty road carefully. It zooms past the CAMERA. It settles on a dilapidated sign:

"WELCOME TO Silent HILL"

A thick, overwhelming FOG suddenly completely blocks everything from our sight.

A WOMAN speaks to us ominously in a rather restrained voice-over.

WOMAN: (V.O.) How long has it been, Mark? How long have we been waiting? To see each other? To hold each other, one last time? (beat) But we can do it all again... at Silent Hill. Our requiem of memories. At our special place is where I'll be waiting. (beat) Love... Mary.

BLACK OUT!

"REQUIEM OF MEMORIES

Silent Hill II"

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