Dead Silence

Follow
Universal Pictures Released 2007

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

0.0
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes
0

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Movie Summary

Director:
James Wan
Released:
2007
Rating:
R
Dead Silence is the 2007 cult horror hit from rising genre stars James Wan and Leigh Whannell (the Saw franchise). The film begins late one night as Jamie (Ryan Kwanten, True Blood) and Ella Ashen (Amber Valletta, Hitch, Gamer, Transporter 2) hear a knock on their apartment door and open it to discover a mysterious package which contains a large trunk with a ventriloquist's dummy inside. Jamie goes out to buy some dinner but when he returns he finds Ella has been murdered, although not arrested the cop's think he did it so does a little detective work to try and clear his name. Following the logic that whoever left the dummy has something to do with his wife's death Jamie heads back to his home town of Ravens Fair where the dummy was made and where spooky nursery rhymes about an old lady seem to have some connection to Ella's murder...

Metacritic Score

  • 30

    The New York Times

    The director, James Wan, and the writer, Leigh Whannell (the team behind the controversially brutal "Saw" series), deliver the mandatory shocks and gross-outs, backed by dissonant ...

  • 30

    Variety

    Only those in a cold sweat for their weekly horror fix will bother with this formulaic and rather lazy exercise in booga-booga scare tactics.

  • 0

    Los Angeles Times

    A conflation of the horror genre's laziest tropes, plot angles and shorthands, this inept creation isn't so much a film as it is a smorgasbord.

SUBMIT REVIEW

    Trailer

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    More Info About This Movie

    Categories

    Drama, Horror, Suspense

    Themes

    Gorefest, Slashers, Supernatural