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Dead Silence
Release Date: March 16, 2007
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: James Wan
Leigh Whannell, James Wan
Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Bob Gunton
Genre: Supernatural, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for horror violence and images)
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Newlyweds Jamie and Lisa Ashen have established a new life for themselves far from their hometown of Ravens Fair--a sleepy, near-forgotten blip on the map haunted by late-night whispers and ghost stories from generations past. But when his wife is gruesomely murdered, Jamie reluctantly returns to Ravens Fair for the funeral, intent on unraveling the mystery surrounding her death. More here
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Wan proves his ability to terrify an audience as well.
Sean Clark

Dread Central

Overall I left the film very happy with what I had just seen and actually looking forward to seeing it again.

Those who find dolls, dummies and marionettes the pinnacle of all things horrifying will probably dig the movie even more than I did
Scott Weinberg

If you're in the mood for a Saturday afternoon-ish throwback thriller, you could certainly do a hell of a lot worse than this one.

'Dead Silence' delivers goosebumps
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A gothic chiller in which morbid atmospherics and simmering suspense build to an ingenious third-act climax.

Slower-paced ghost story
Brian Tallerico
UnderGround Online

The villain in Dead Silence isn't nearly as creative as Jigsaw, but, to be fair, she died decades ago and she's still raising hell... After the breakneck terror fans experienced with the Saw movies, are they ready for a slower-paced ghost story or will the silence put them to sleep?

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