Have you ever wanted to visit the universe of the Silent Hill games? Me neither--that place is full of headless, murder-dogs and scary nurses...plus it's dusty! But maybe you'd like to visit a theme-park style haunted house patterned after the games? Okay, I'm in for that too. This October you'll have your chance. Just head down to Brea, California and visit Sinister Pointe where maze-master Jeff Schiefelbein has teamed up with Konami to create a spook-house with all the Silent Hill trappings and existential dread.
As much as I'm looking forward to visiting The Silent Hill maze at Sinister Pointe, I gotta wonder if the creeping, gradual dread and terror of the Silent Hill games can make the transition to the leap-out-and-startle-you world of amusement park haunted house. I'll find out in a couple months: The attraction runs through October... I'll be there; will you?
(Unrelated side note: When I first played Silent Hill, I was amused that the spooky lake was called "Toluca Lake." At the time, I lived in Toluca Lake, California, which is the well-heeled, monied neighbor to North Hollywood. Real Toluca Lake is a little scary, but it ain't spooky.)