The director, Johannes Roberts, of the new movie, Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City, had promised the fans of the video games that the film would be a pleasant nostalgic hit. And that’s precisely what we got. There are many hidden details and Easter eggs that remind us of the 1990s video game, and we take pleasure in finding Easter eggs. So, here we present Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City Easter eggs.
1. Keeper’s Diary: The original Resident Evil featured this diary that has the accounts of the people infected by the zombie virus. It told us how the transformation took place within them. For example, they first felt itchy all-over, and then described eating a person as “tasty,” and finally wrote “itchy, tasty.” In the new movie, Claire Redfield wrote the exact two words in blood on the window of the Redfield house.
2. Truck Driver: In the 2019 remake, there is an exact scene we see in this movie too. The scene’s details are the same, too, right from the truck, the accident, and the driver eating a hamburger. He knocks over a woman, and when he gets down to investigate, he gets infected due to his dog. The scene, however, is different in the game. He gets the virus from the zombified woman and not his dog.
3. Healing Spray: The spray is the savior for players in the game and has helped them over a thousand times, at least. The spray is manufactured by the Umbrella Corporation and has a unique noticeable design. We haven’t seen the spray bottle in the movie, but there are advertisement boards of the product and also an artwork that is similar to the design on the spray bottle.
4. Racoon Police Department: The foyer of the Racoon Police Department is precisely the same in the movie. The S.T.A.R.S office and the holdings cells too look exactly like the original source. If you pay closer attention, you can also see Ben Bertolucci in one of the cells too.
5. Racoon City Orphanage: The movie features the city orphanage with astonishing details. Many elements in the orphanage, including the outer gate, look exactly the same. The artwork present near its front entrance, too, resembles the artwork we saw in the game.
6. Spencer Mansion: Along with the orphanage and R.P.D, the Spencer Mansion, too, is cleverly detailed. The stairwell room and the paintings they had in the game are also there in the movie. They have also shown a piano room right next to the secret passage. Furthermore, a character is also shown playing “Moonlight Sonata” to open the secret room.
7. Hunk: Hunk became a fan favorite in both the original and the remake, especially after the “4th survivor” mode. Fans can identify him quickly with the signature face covering. After Umbrella puts Racoon City under lockdown, we see a man with a similar gas mask and costume trying to escape the city.
8. First Zombie: Fans can never forget the event where they see the first-ever infected eat a S.T.A.R.S member and turn towards the players. The chills run down our spine even while we remember it. The scene is accurately recreated in the movie, reminding us of the horror we had first felt.
There are many more hidden details that will take you back to the game and leave you with a pleasant smile. Tell us if you’ve noticed some more.