Wednesday 2 November 2011

Dead Silence (2007)

The plot - Every town has it's own ghost story, and a local folktale around Ravens Fair is about a ventriloquist named Mary Shaw. After she went mad in the 1940s, she was accused of kidnapping a young boy who yelled out in one of her performances that she was a fraud. Because of this she was hunted down by townspeople who in the ultimate act of revenge, cut out her tongue and then killed her. They buried her along with her "children," a handmade collection of vaudeville dolls, and assumed they had silenced her forever. However, Ravens Fair has been plagued by mysterious deaths around them after Mary Shaws collection has returned from their graves and have come to seek revenge on people that killed her and their families. Far from the pall of their cursed hometown, newlyweds Jamie and Lisa Ashen thought they had established a fresh start, until Jamie's wife is grotesquely killed in their apartment.

The cast - Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman and Bob Gunton.

This is a gem of a film that seemed to slip under the radar even though it's from the writers, directors and producers of 'Saw'.

If you're scared of dolls and clowns then this is the film for you, or not as the case may be!
Creepy from the outset this movie gives you plenty to feel creeped out about from the ventriloquist doll to the spirit of the old lady Mary Shaw and a clown doll near the end of the movie. There's even a cameo from the jigsaw doll from the Saw franchise, but you have to keep your eye out for it

A thoroughly enjoyable movie from start to finish, with a good mix of suspense and gore, I would highly recommend this film to any horror enthusiast.

Dead Silence gets an 8/10.

Check out the trailer below...


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