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Dead Silence

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Michael Gibson

Dead Silence (Movie - 2007)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/16/07
performer:
Ryan Kwenten, Amber Valletta, Bob Gunton, Laura Regan, Donnie Wahlberg
director:
James Wan
distributor:
Universal
author:
James Wan, Leigh Whannel
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Horror

We gave it a C

Terrified of puppets? Enjoy being scared? Then you’ll be half-satisfied with Dead Silence, a rote horror pantomime. When Jamie (Ryan Kwanten) sees his wife brutally murdered, he suspects the creepy ventriloquist’s dummy that was mysteriously delivered to their door. (Duh.) Turns out, the dummy’s cursed — something about an old-lady ventriloquist whose lips moved. Now, in vengeful spirit form, she goes around tearing out tongues — but not fast enough to stop the awful dialogue, e.g., ”She won’t stop killing until the screaming does!” Eesh.