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A decent horror from the guys who made Saw
on 21 August 2007
From the writers and directors of `Saw' comes `Dead Silence', a ghost story which begins when a young newlywed couple receive a ventriloquist doll.
Forced to go back to the sleepy town of Ravens Fair after the murder of his wife, Jamie Ashen finds that there is a little more to the doll than it being a little bit creepy.
It all goes back to an old ghost story in the town about Mary Shaw, a ventriloquist whose life-long ambition was to make the perfect doll. Accused of the disappearance of a young boy, she is killed by the angry townspeople who then cut out her tongue. They bury her along with her collection of 101 ventriloquist puppets, including Billy - the one that was just posted to Jamie.
This film isn't one to be taken seriously, but is still a very enjoyable horror movie. There are lots of shocks and scares and a really good twist at the end (just like in Saw). Definitely one of the better ghost horror films out recently, certainly better than the likes of The Grudge, The Ring and Boogeyman. If you like films like Darkness Falls and tv shows like The X Files, this is a film to look out for.