If you still need a replacement, I'd be happy to volunteer :)
Silent Hill is one of my absolute favorite game series and I really couldn't forgive myself if I didn't at least try to get it on this.
At the moment, the character I have in mind is a talented artist whose work has brought him a number of potential commercial opportunities. He's painted since he was very young, but his subject matter was always rather grim. Since high school, he has become obsessed with touring the country and painting haunted houses, ghost towns, urban legends and any other local mysteries that he might find. Though all his friends have accepted his morbid fascination, he has never told any of them that his obsession stems from the horrors he witnessed early in his youth.