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Dead Silence

In Theatre : March 16, 2007
Director(s): James Wan

From the writer and director of the international phenomenon Saw comes an experience on the razor’s edge of fear, Dead Silence. There is an old ghost story in the sleepy town of Ravens Fair about Mary Shaw, a ventriloquist who went mad.  Accused of the murder of a young boy, she was hunted down by vengeful townspeople who cut out her tongue and killed her. 

They buried her along with her “children,” a hand-made collection of vaudeville dolls. Since that time, Ravens Fair has been plagued by death.  The ghastly dolls from Mary Shaw’s collection have gone missing from the grave and reappeared over the decades.  In the dead of night—wherever they are glimpsed—families are found gruesomely murdered…with their tongues torn out.

Far from the pall of their hometown, newlyweds Jamie (Ryan Kwanten) and Lisa Ashen thought they had established a fresh start.  But when his wife is grotesquely killed, Jamie reluctantly returns to Ravens Fair for the funeral, intent on unraveling the mystery of her death.  Once reunited with his ill father (Bob Gunton) and his father’s new young bride (Amber Valletta), Jamie must dig into the town’s bloody past to find out who killed his wife and why.  As he uncovers the legend of Mary Shaw, Jamie unlocks the story of her curse and the truth behind the song from his childhood: if you see her and scream, you will never speak again.

 

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Dead Silence Review by TiM the Zombie

"Beware the stare of Mary Shaw.  She had no children, only dolls.  If you see her, in your dreams.  Be sure you never, ever scream." From the team that brought you "Saw" comes their next film that's ...
Dead Silence (2007) Review by BlackTequilaKiss

Divided. That's how I feel in regards to this movie. My head says one thing, my heart says another. All I know is that Dead Silence is one of the strangest journeys I've taken recently into horror land. Was it worthwhile...
Dead Silence Review by MistressOf Horror

The film stars Ryan Kwanten as Jamie, who receives a mysterious package that, once opened, turns out to reveal a ventriliquist dummy .Since neither he nor his wife, Lisa (Laura Regan), know what to make of the doll (in J...
Dead Silence Review by Constantce

Dead Silence had a great start with daguerreotype styling, choppy old time footage and a spooky soundtrack.  The impressive cinematography continued throughout the film, focusing on both gorgeous landscapes and comp...
Dead Silence Review by jamhorner

The one great thing about this movie was that it finally captured the horrifying stature of ventriloquist dummies. We all know they are pretty scary and that many movies do not even begin to scratch the surface of the le...
Dead Silence Review by Googopqp

This shitty movie was a piece of shit. Sorry to start the review off with such horse language but wow. Can you honestly go this bad? Dead Silence is about some old lady who cuts out your tongue when you scream and of c...
Dead Silence Review by g0m4k

In my opinion, this movie dropped the ball on several occassions. It was a good concept at first, if you scream, this little doll rips your tongue out. However, most of the movie was not leaving you guessing, I will stat...
Dead Silence Review by alex1176

"Saw" director James Wan falls victim to cornball mediocrity with his sophomore effort. "Dead Silence" (written by Leigh Whannel) plays like a low-rent version of "The Ring" with a ventriloquist dummy in place of a ...
Dead Silence Review by alex1176

It's sad to see James Wan fall victim to cornball mediocrity, but that's exactly what happened with his sophomore effort. "Dead Silence" (written by Leigh Whannel) plays like a low-rent version of "The Ring" with a ...
Dead Silence Review by TheDemon

"Beware the stare of Mary Shaw.  She had no children; only dolls.  And if you see her, do not scream, or she'll rip your tongue out at the seams."  "Dead Silence" certainly did have some possibilities.&nbs...
Dead Silence (2007) Review by jackalqueen

*note to self* make sure cat is out the room next time you are watching a creepy film and not within pouncing distance. At least i didn't scream... This is one of the creepiest horrors i've seen in a long time, it made ...
Dead Silence (2007) Review by BASSI

This was entertaining movie, at parts this movie dose drag but not for long , i did find the doll to be really creepy , this movie did have great atmosphere in every scenes which i really liked,.The deaths in this m...
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