Dead Silence Explained In a Nutshell
Dead Silence is about a killer ventriloquist ghost that will scare you. If you scream she will kill you and take your tongue and use your voice to trick others and scare them.
The Dead Silence Movie Trailer
The Dead Silence Movie Review Breakdown
Tagline: You scream. You die.
Who is in it? Donnie Wahlberg and Bob Gunton
Genre: Horror – Mystery – Thriller
Was it scary? Surprisingly Yes.
Would this movie be for every horror fan? Sure.
Should you see it? Yes.
Run Time: 89 minutes
Dead Silence is one of those movies that you see when you’re bored, and find out that it’s pretty good. It’s so good in fact that you wonder why nobody really talked about it. Let me be the first guy to say that killer doll movies usually suck, and that’s what I thought this was. I heard ‘Dead Silence’ and saw the dummy and pieced two and two together, but I for one was wrong. The movie was dark, super creepy, and shot very well. Not a lot of people were impressed with Dead Silence but I for one was pretty darn pleased. Maybe it was because I came into it with really low expectations and was caught off guard by it’s really creepy style, who knows?
Beware the stare of Mary Shaw, she had no children only dolls. And if you see her in your dreams, make sure you never ever scream.
The movie starts out with a man and his wife in their city apartment or condo. They receive a package at their door containing a ventriloquist dummy. The man goes for take-out and returns to find his wife murdered in their bed with her tongue ripped out. The man, Jame Ashen, is now wanted for the murder of his wife. He returns to his father’s home to find him wheelchair bound and being taken care of by a smoking hot blonde. The townspeople won’t say the name ‘Mary Shaw’ because they know that she will return from the grave and kill them. This is out of the order in which you would see it in the movie but Mary’s story goes like this: She was a master ventriloquist and was heckled on stage by a little boy. She killed the boy, and turned him into a dummy. The townspeople killed her for her crimes and buried her with her dolls. Her dying wish was to become a doll herself. Slowly over time people turn up dead, their tongues ripped out because she steals their voice.
Long story short, lots of people die and lots of DEAD SILENCE ok ok too much? Jamie and the detective tailing him go to the old abandoned theater where she lived/performed and confront her ghost. They find out that she is living inside the dolls and start to destroy them. In the fight, the detective dies and Jamie makes his way back to his fathers house. He finds out that his father has been dead, and the blond woman has turned him into a dummy and made Jamie THINK he was alive. The blond woman is another doll referred to as ‘the perfect doll’ and Mary has been living inside of her. When Jamie learns the truth he finally screams, and Mary jumps at him which means that she stole his voice too, and has won.
Official Nutshell-Movies Explanation
Dead Silence (2007): A ventriloquist ghost hunts down the last remaining relative of the little boy that heckled her last stage performance.
Fun Facts about Dead Silence
- There are two different versions of the “Mary Shaw” poem. In the movie the poem goes, “Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children only dolls. And if you see her in your dreams, do not ever, ever scream.” On the trailer it was, “Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children, only dolls. And if you see her do not scream, she’ll rip your tongue out at the seam.”
- During the climax, in the storage area with all 101 dolls, you can see Jigsaw’s doll from the Saw films sitting on the floor.
- “Billy” was not only the name of one of the dummies in this movie, but also the name of the puppet used by the Jigsaw killer in the “Saw” movies, also created by Leigh Whannell and James Wan.
- Donnie Wahlberg’s character’s name (Detective Lipton) has the same last name as his character in the HBO mini series Band of Brothers (2nd Lt. Lipton)
- The film was made into a haunted house at Universal’s “Halloween Horror Nights” in 2007 in Florida.
Dead Silence is a surprisingly great film, I totally recommend watching it.