As pointed out by The Dark Id in his Let's Play, the fourth game gives you the option to change Alyssa's outfit. Your choices include blue jeans and matching jacket with a cowgirl hat (shirt not included), a set of medieval plate armor (pants not included), and a leather hooker outfit, complete with knee high boots, fishnets, and hot 14-year old A-cup cleavage. Alyssa hasn't been home in three years. That means she's had these clothes since she was eleven.
Look at the cover art for The First Fear above (page image). Look at it closely...
I don't get it.
It looks like one of the clock hands is going through the statue's neck.
In Rick's house, players can occasionally come across Scissorman watching cartoons. Then near the end of the game, you find out that he's Edward, a young boy: the kind of person who would enjoy watching cartoons!
A lot of people bitch and moan about Ghost Head for various reasons, but the main one is that it doesn't feature Scissorman. If you read everything you can about all the characters and the Maxwell Curse, you realize that it does feature some Scissormen - Alyssa and Bates are Dan and Bobby reincarnated. If you think about this really hard, then you realize the brilliance; there are no Scissormen because George is trying hard to stop Alyssa from turning into the Scissorman and killing George. Thanks to Bates, she never will.
And the plot as a whole makes sense if you read Wikipedia, the Clock Tower Wikia, and then play the game/watch an LP. George Maxwell is wealthy and powerful, but a family curse means that his newborn twins are the Scissormen, and he has to bury them and let them die. He is so upset that he decides to take revenge on humanity with zombies. Not the best plan, but hey, zombies are trending. Meanwhile, Allen and Philip Hale are jealous of George, so they dig up the babies to spite him (remember that Allen worked with George on his zombie plan, so he should know). They discover that Bates is dead and, realizing that he has possessed Alyssa, adopt her and give her an amulet to protect her. The amulet may or may not be placebo. However, some bullies knock the amulet off, and Bates goes apeshit and kills them, leading to everyone discovering that Alyssa has DID (well, no she doesn't, but it looks that way) and she is sent to a mental hospital.
The statue needs to be burned because it has a toxin on it that makes people go insane.
Shannon tries to kill Alyssa because she was jealous of her relationship with Allen after her mother died (bear in mind that Allen and his wife are divorced).
Stephanie tries to kill her family because she's become a zombie.
Philip and Kathryn are dreading Alyssa returning unless she becomes Bates again, which is exactly why Philip tries to strangle her.
Kathryn screams at the beginning because she's just seen Ashley, who's become a zombie. Philip kills her and scatters her body parts around the house.