The renaissance of pinball
The pinball machine in Cafe 5to2 is modeled after Williams Electronics’ Medieval Madness. Great table, by the way.
Hell can wait, come to Eight
A convenience store simple called Eight looks a lot like 7-Eleven. Too bad you can’t have a foggy Slurpee.
End of the road
Every street in Silent Hill is named after a famous author. Here they are, in no particular order:
- Richard Bachman, pen name of Stephen King (The Running Man, Thinner)
- Carl Sagan (Cosmos, Contact)
- Robert Bloch (Psycho, American Gothic)
- Michael Crichton (The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park)
- Dean Koontz (Watchers, Phantoms)
- Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby, Sliver)
- Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, A Stir of Echoes)
- Francis Paul Wilson (The Keep, Reborn)
- Ray Bradbury (The Martian Chronicles, It Came from Outer Space)
- Jack Finney (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again)
- Dan Simmons (Hyperion, Ilium)
- John Sandford (Rules of Prey, The Fool’s Run)
Gotta have it
The citizens of Silent Hill can’t tell the difference between Coca-Cola and Pepsi either.
Harmony of dissonance
A park bench has a poster with the words “Gangusta Paradise.” This could be a reference to the song “Gangsta’s Paradise” from the movie Dangerous Minds. Coolio in Silent Hill … now that would be frightening.