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Air Screamer
Airscreamer
An Air Screamer from Silent Hill
Other names
None
Debut
Silent Hill
Other appearances
Silent Hill: Play Novel
Silent Hill: Book of Memories
Paint It Black
Health
Medium
Locations
Weapons
Talons
Mouth
Attack methods
Biting and slashing

The Air Screamer is a flying creature appearing in Silent Hill. The Air Screamer is the second enemy that Harry Mason comes into contact with, as one bursts through the cafe window soon after he observes the radio. It is seen before it is actually encountered, flapping past the cafe's window. The Night Flutter is its Otherworld variant.

Air Screamers also appear in the spin-off game, Silent Hill: Book of Memories.

Appearance

Its appearance is similar to that of a pteranodon but with the usual characteristics of the series' manifestations. The creature stands roughly half the height of a human giving it a quite impressive wingspan.

Character

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Harry shoots at an Air Screamer.

Its name is derived from the high-pitched screeching noises it makes when attacking or attacked. Air Screamers' danger lies in their mobility. They attack by biting at Harry and slashing at him with their talons. They're fairly fragile creatures, although landing a blow with a melee weapon is very difficult. As such, firearms are suggested for shooting them out of the air. To conserve ammo, it's recommended to flee from these creatures whenever possible. Listen for flapping wings and/or squawking sounds warning of their approach. If damaged, they may fly away, although they may also circle back and attack Harry from a different angle.  To evade their talons, it's a pretty effective method to alter the direction of Harry's course left or right just before they strike and continue running.

Symbolism

The Air Screamer is a manifestation of an illustration in one of Alessa Gillespie's favorite books, The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which presumably depicted a Pteranodon; but the creature also has the torso and legs of a human person.

As well, a latter speculation could also suggest the Pteranodon-like beast can serve a second purpose: its elongated legs (the ancient reptile's were not believed to be as long) and reddish hue is associable to demons, dark icons of many religions who reside in Hell. Their demon-like physique and behavior can be representative of what Silent Hill is: a very hellish town.

Paint It Black

Screamers are seen flying over Ike Isaacs once he arrives in Silent Hill.

Trivia

  • There is a scene in Stephen King's The Mist where a similar creature attacks the protagonists in a grocery store, similar to how the Air Screamer attacks Harry Mason inside Cafe 5to2.
  • It is possible to encounter a large flock of Air Screamers on the bridge that leads to Central Silent Hill.

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Characters
Major Characters
Harry Mason - Cheryl Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Lisa Garland - Cybil Bennett - Michael Kaufmann
Other Characters
Jodie Mason - Heather Mason - K. Gordon - Greys
Monsters
Air Screamer - Bloodsucker - Creeper - Floatstinger - Grey Child - Groaner - Hanged Scratcher - Incubator - Incubus - Larval Stalker - Mumbler - Night Flutter - Parasite - Puppet Cybil Bennett - Puppet Doctor - Puppet Nurse - Romper - Split Head - Stalker - Twinfeeler - Wormhead
Weapons
Chainsaw - Handgun - Hyper Blaster - Katana - Knife - Pipe - Rifle - Rock Drill - Shotgun - Hammer - Axe
Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Annie's Bar - Balkan Church - Cafe 5to2 - Central Silent Hill - Gillespie House - Green Lion Antiques - Indian Runner - Lakeside Amusement Park - Levin Street - Lighthouse - Midwich Elementary School - Norman's Motel - Nowhere - Queen Burger - Resort Area - Sewers - Silent Hill Police Station - Silent Hill Town Center - Toluca Lake - Old Silent Hill - Dog House
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - God - Map - Metatron - Monster - Otherworld - Paradise - PTV - Radio - Real World - Siren - The Order - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending
Archives
Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables
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Characters
Major Characters
Ashley Baker - Derek Copeland - Graham Reynolds - Howard Blackwood - Jack Merrick - Katie Collins - Matthew Collins - Protagonist - Lorelai Reynolds - Shannon - Trent Baker
Other Characters
Alex Shepherd - Cybil Bennett - Emma - Harry Mason - Heather Mason - James Sunderland - Jason - Joshua Shepherd - Lisa Garland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - Mira - Murphy Pendleton - Travis Grady - Walter Sullivan
Monsters
Air Screamer - Blood Baby - Blood Guardian - Blood Mama - Bogeyman - Bubble Head Nurse - Butcher - Double Head - Earth Guardian - Fire Guardian - Flesh Lip - Ghost - Grey Child - Insane Cancer - Light Guardian - Needler - Mother - Pyramid Head - Raw Shock - Tremer - Schism - Steel Guardian - Swarm - Valtiel - Water Guardian - Wood Guardian - Wood Sapling
Weapons
A. Y. Guitar - Assault Rifle - Baseball Bat - Bare Hands - Beam Saber - Bogeyman's Hammer - Chainsaw - Circular Saw - Crossbow - Crowbar - Dagger of Melchior - Earth Sword - Fire Axe - Fire Sword - Flamethrower - Great Cleaver - Great Knife - Great Spear - Grenade - Guitar - Handgun - Hyper Spray - Katana - Knife - Maul - Meat Cleaver - Laser Gun - Pickaxe - Pillow - Pipe - Princess Heart - Robbie Doll - Rock Drill - Shovel - Shotgun - Steel Sword - Stun Gun - Sword of Obedience - Submachine Gun - Television - Torch - TV Remote - Water Sword - Wine Bottle - Wood Sword - Wood Plank
Locations
Howard's Shop - Library - Forsaken Room - Armory - Otherworld
Terms
Monster - Flashlight - Accessories - Artifacts - Karma Meter - Book of Memories - Welcome Sign
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Characters
Ike Isaacs - Cheryl - Chrissy and Missy - Joe
Monsters
Pyramid Head - Air Screamer - Insane Cancer - Nurse - Pendulum
Locations
Silent Hill
Terms
Fog World - Monster - Otherworld - Real World - Siren
Creators
Scott Ciencin - Shaun Thomas - IDW Publishing

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