Dead Silence

I'm going to be painfully honest with you my readers. I have a fear of two this that can keep me up at night. Clowns, and Ventriloquist Dummies. They are terrifyingly creepy and this movie always gets to me. I was never around ventriloquist dummies but when I was younger my grandma had this room that was where I stayed when I spent the night that had all my mom's old dolls. They were on shelves over the bed and they all looked down on me with those cold dead eyes. I had to sleep with the covers over my head. That might have lead to my irrational fear of ventriloquist dummies.

This movie is made by the geniuses who made the Saw franchise. The story behind this is all about a woman named Mary Shaw who had no children only dolls. That's part of the nursery rhyme they talk about in the movie by the way. She was very popular putting on shows for the town at her own theater. One day a little boy heckled her making her dummy very angry. After that the boy disappeared. Marry Shaw was blamed and was found dead shortly after.

Flash forward to the present and our main character Jamie has just received a mysterious package on his door step. Inside is the creepiest ventriloquist dummy ever. While Jamie goes to get dinner his wife is mysteriously killed having her tongue removed.  Jamie ventures home to the town where all of this happened looking to bury his wife and get some answers.

Here is the great thing about this movie. It is psychologically scary and not all that gory. There is some gore to it, I mean people are getting their tongues ripped out, but it isn't a slasher flick or some Eli Roth torture porn. This movie is all about what you don't see and things that crawl out of the darkness. This movie is really well done and even though I have seen this a bunch of times I still feel the clod creep up my spine as the hair on my arms and neck stands on end watching this movie. If you are looking for a reason to pull an all nighter then watch this movie. The first time I saw it I hardly slept. Lets see how tonight goes. Check out the trailer and see if you aren't creeped out from just this little taste.

I love this movie and I love the fact it still creeps me out. I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. As always I will include this in the review site for R.I.P. Challenge as part of the Peril on the Screen. I encourage you to check out the site because there are some great reviews this year. 


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