Dead Silence [Blu-ray] [2007]

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  • Release Date: 08/11/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 23)

    Special Features


    • Alternate opening
    • Alternate ending
    • Deleted scenes
    • The making of Dead Silence
    • Mary shaw's secrets
    • Evolution of a visual FX
    • And More!

    Synopsis


    Dead Silence
    Saw duo James Wan and Leigh Whannell re-team for this chilling tale of a widower (Ryan Kwanten) who returns to his hometown to unearth clues about his recently departed wife's untimely death. In the quiet town of Ravens Fair, children taunt one another with spooky stories about a ventriloquist whose mind was ravaged by insanity. Mary Shaw was a popular entertainer until she was accused of murdering a young boy. Subsequently hunted and captured by the vengeful townspeople, Mary's tongue was cut out before she was mercilessly killed and committed to the earth in the company of her handmade collection of vaudeville dolls. In the years that followed, the town seemed to be haunted by those ghastly puppets. After mysteriously disappearing from Mary's grave, the menacing figurines would sometimes be glimpsed by the damned in the dead of night -- their appearance consistently foreshadowing the death of whoever laid eyes upon them. Entire families were found slaughtered, their tongues brutally torn from their mouths in a sickening scene that eerily recalled the execution of the elderly ventriloquist. Newlyweds Jamie (Ryan Kwanten) and Lisa Ashen (Laura Regan) both grew up in Ravens Fair. Now, following Lisa's inexplicable death, Paul has returned to the pair's hometown in order to say his final goodbyes and find out the truth about his wife's enigmatic demise. After being reunited with his ailing father (Bob Gunton) and the aging man's pretty young bride (Amber Valletta), the grieving widower will finally uncover the shocking truth behind the curse that has plagued Ravens Fair for as far back as he can remember. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ryan Kwanten
      Ryan Kwanten - Jamie Ashen
    • Amber Valletta
      Amber Valletta - Ella Ashen
    • Donnie Wahlberg
      Donnie Wahlberg - Detective Lipton
    • Michael Fairman
      Michael Fairman - Henry Walker
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      Joan Heney - Marion Walker



    Customer rating

    4.3
    92%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      dolls never scared me this much before

      Posted
      Twlightfann

      This is one of those horror-films that could have been awesome, but instead ends up being "just" being good. The plot goes; Jamie Ashen and his girlfriend one night receive a relatively spooky ventriloquist doll named "Billy" in a crate delivered anonymously at their door. Ashen goes out to get them some food, wondering who sent the doll to them and why. As he returns, he finds his girlfriend dead, missing her tongue. After being released from custody for lack of evidence against him, Ashen travels back to his home town for the funeral and finds out that the doll used to belong to "Mary Shaw", a former fellow townswoman of his. She was murdered by several of the townspeople for what they believed to be her murderous nature back in the day after one of her ventriloquist shows where a boy went missing shortly afterwards heckling Mary Shaw. The legend is that the ghost of Mary Shaw, along with her dolls, are killing off the townspeople related to her murderers, but only if you scream when you see her. Ashen henceforth attempts to solve the mystery of who is doing the killing and why. That is about as much as I'll say about the plot, but it is a fine film of suspense, with the welcome addition of Donnie Wahlberg in the cast as the detective suspecting Ashen of the murder(s). Sadly, Wahlberg doesn't get much to act with; mostly he is just being a quite foolish detective and shaving his chin. Ryan Kwanten playing Jamie Ashen is perhaps a bit out of his league here, but considering what I've seen from him on the "True Blood"-show, he's probably grown as an actor since this film was made. The film reminds one in many ways of both "Jeepers Creepers" and "Darkness Falls", so if you liked those, you will probably like this as well. No big flaw in the film, and a quite nice story and a wonderful ending that you probably won't see coming before you sit there going "ahhh, of course" as the end credits pass your eyes. Recommended if you're into the genre, but be aware that it is of course quite violent. The film scared a friend of mine so bad that he had to get the DVD out of the house, if that is anything to go by. 4,5 stars and the added bonus of a more or less all-European cast.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dead Silence, A Terrifying Horror Story

      Posted
      ATLFAN

      The creators of the controversial blockbuster "Saw" have brought us a modern masterpiece of gothic horror. In the tradition of "Darkness Falls" and "The Ring," another urban legend has been given the big screen treatment. "Dead Silence" involves an elderly, childless ventriloquist named Mary Shaw who is accused of causing the disappearance of a boy from a wealthy family. The townsmen cut out her tongue and murder her. She is buried along with her massive collection of ventriloquist dummies. Soon after, entire families are found murdered with their tongues ripped out. Legend has it that if you see her ghost and scream, you will have your tongue ripped out. Great performances, a creepy atmosphere of decay and desolation, and a good musical score make "Dead Silence" a must see for fans of gothic horror. I promise that you will never be able to look again at a ventriloquist dummy without shivering.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent horror movie!!!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      My wife and I absolutely love this movie! This is a great horror flick by writer/ director James Wan (Death Sentence and the Saw series). Ignore the previous review by the guy that said he only watched 30 minutes of the film and didn't like it. Obviously, he doesn't know the meaning of the word 'review'! You can't write a review on a film you didn't even watch?! Besides, that guy probably doesn't even like horror movies. If you do like horror movies, I don't see how you couldn't like this film. It's got thrills, chills, great intensity, and a great plot. It's kind of a mix between Darkness Falls, Boogeyman, and Puppet Master. (Plus, I think dolls are just creepy in general.) So, I highly recommend this movie! You can't go wrong with James Wan, he obviously has a good resume. And if you haven't seen Death Sentence, you should.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      dead silence is a pretty good horror film

      Posted
      tooshort74
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      dead silence is a very good horror film the only down side to the film is it's ending but other than that is is good film from the people that made the saw films this movie would have gotten five stars but the ending felt rush but every other part is very good and it has some good spooky scenes in it and the blu-ray looks and sounds alot better than the dvd and it has all the extras that was on the dvd so it is well worth picking up and plus it is the unrated version

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      the bomb

      Posted
      bluubee

      Beware the stare of mary shaw she has no children only dolls if u see her in ur dreams make sure you never ever scream or she'll rip ur tounge out at the seam. This movie is very scary but awsome not recomended for kids under 13 if ur mature very very very very very very scary but it is the best movie ive seen yet

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      beware the scare of mary shaw

      Posted
      LoveofTennis

      this film is truly awesome!!! it isnt as scary as i thought it would be as pupppets scare the hell out of me... but it definately does have you checking over your shoulder alot to see if mary shaw is there! has a very unexpected ending which makes it all the better! i would give it 10 stars if i could!!!! just remember, whatever you do.... DONT SCREAM!!!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dead Silence BD

      Posted
      Hollywood
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      I enjoy director James Wan movies and love his second feature film DEAD SILENCE. Two words describe this movie: Dolls. Creepy. This blu-ray is an upgrade from my DVD and I couldn't be more satisfied. Great service from Best Buy at a great price! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Silence is not golden

      Posted
      Dwiz

      I only watched half an hour of the movie I couldn't be any more bored with a movie.It's just terrible let's put it that way.None of the actors leave you feeling nothing for them or the danger their in.Didn't need to see the whole thing thru I was just bored from the beginning.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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