Silent Hills Development Hell

The most tragic horror video game cancellation of all time is arguably Silent Hills. 2014 saw the release of P.T. —the horrifying playable trailer for Silent Hills— and the internet lost its mind. P.T. went on to receive tons of fanfare and made every end-of-year list imaginable. But Silent Hills never happened.

Now the Development Hell podcast investigates what happened to the infamous game from Konami Hideo Kojima, and Guillermo del Toro. We unpack the speculated drama within Konami, and identity the key players in the narrative. 

But that’s not all! We also look to the future of the Silent Hill franchise. While there hasn’t been a Silent Hill game released in nearly a decade, there has been tons of speculation about the property’s imminent return.

The guests:

Ted Hentschke heads up the DreadXP team, the video game extension of Dread Central! So this guy knows horror games. Ted helps host Josh Korngut contextualize the current state of video games and is here to ensure all facts are correct. Find him over at

October Keegan is a Senior Writer for Rely on Horror, but better yet, she’s a Silent Hill historian. She walks host Josh Korngut and guest Ted through the nitty-gritty details of Silent Hill’s recent news, rumours and internal drama. Find October over at on Twitter. She’s an incredible artist too, so make sure to check out her work!

Synopsis for P.T.

P.T. centers on an unnamed protagonist who awakens in a concrete-lined room and opens a door to a haunted corridor, in which he can only walk through a hallway which continuously loops and redecorates itself. The first time he passes, radio reports on a familicide, which was committed by the father and later mentions two other cases exactly like it.

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