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The mayor of Silent Hill talks the pandemic, the election, and the future of the famously haunted town

VIDEO: Meet the mayor of Silent Hill, also available on YouTube

Since it's the Halloween season and we're all working through the stress of a global pandemic during a heated, high-stakes election season, we figured we'd talk to the people at ground zero, where the American subconscious most resolutely manifests, usually as twitching piles of limbs and teeth and rusty rebar. 

Please enjoy our conversation with the mayor of Silent Hill.

To keep up with the mayor of Silent Hill, you can follow him on Twitter (@MayorSilent), Instagram (@Calculations (opens in new tab)), or check out his website (opens in new tab), where you can pick up some Dark Souls inspired Tarot cards, rad art, and stickers that say things like "Gatorade should be thicker" which has served as an excellent conversation starter for me ever since I put it on my laptop. 

James is stuck in an endless loop, playing the Dark Souls games on repeat until Elden Ring and Silksong set him free. He's a truffle pig for indie horror and weird FPS games too, seeking out games that actively hurt to play. Otherwise he's wandering Austin, identifying mushrooms and doodling grackles.