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Dead Silence (2007)

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Release Date
ē USA: Mar 16, 2007

Budget USD 20,000,000
BoxOffice: $16.5M

Official Website:
Dead Silence Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for horror violence and images.

Country USA

Production Companies
Universal Pictures, Twisted Pictures (uncredited), Evolution Entertainment (uncredited)

Studio Universal Pictures

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Other Titles
• Silence (2006)
• Dead Silence (2007)

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Genre: Horror

Tagline: You scream. You die.

Plot: Old ladies, ventriloquist dummies, decrepit small-towns, and dolls are all exploited for their full creepy potential in DEAD SILENCE, a relatively innocent but thoroughly scary horror feature from the makers of SAW. After a heavily stylized black-and-white opening credit sequence that shows the storyís central ghost, Mary Shaw, constructing her beloved ventriloquist dolls back in her heyday, the film transports viewers to the present. As newlyweds Jamie (Ryan Kwanten) and Lisa Ashen putter lovingly about their apartment far from their hometown of Ravenís Fair, it is clear that something bad is about to happen. This dread is only further cemented when a knock on the door leads the lovebirds to discover an unmarked box containing a worn but eerily lifelike ventriloquist's dummy. Lisa is all too friendly towards the doll and gets whatís coming to her when Jamie goes out to pick up some takeout, returning to find his wifeís mangled body (minus her tongue) propped up like the dummy seemingly responsible for her death.

With detective Jim Lipton (Donnie Wahlberg) on his heels, and a very guilty dummy in his passenger seat, grieving Jamie returns to Ravenís Fair with the hunch that his wifeís death is linked to the townís murdered ventriloquist, Mary Shaw. Once grand, Ravenís Fair is

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 Directed by
James Wan
Saw, Death Sentence, Stygian
 Written by
James Wan
Saw III, Saw, Saw II
Leigh Whannell
The Matrix Reloaded, Saw, Saw II
Amber Valletta
What Lies Beneath, Hitch, Premonition
Donnie Wahlberg
The Sixth Sense, Saw II, Saw IV
Laura Regan
Unbreakable, Someone Like You..., They
Ryan Kwanten
Flicka, The Junction Boys, Summerland
Michael Fairman
Forces of Nature, MacGyver, The Late Shift
Joan Heney
Secret Window, Frequency, Spider
Bob Gunton
The Shawshank Redemption, Fracture, The Perfect Storm
 Music By
Charlie Clouser
Saw, Saw II, Resident Evil: Extinction

Judith Roberts in Dead Silence Wallpaper 4
©2007 Universal Pictures

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