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Dead Silence -- A widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.
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16 March 2007 (USA) See more »
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You scream. You die.
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A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Ryan Kwanten ... Jamie Ashen

Amber Valletta ... Ella Ashen

Donnie Wahlberg ... Det. Lipton

Michael Fairman ... Henry Walker
Joan Heney ... Marion Walker

Bob Gunton ... Edward Ashen

Laura Regan ... Lisa Ashen
Dmitry Chepovetsky ... Richard Walker

Judith Roberts ... Mary Shaw

Keir Gilchrist ... Young Henry
Steven Taylor ... Michael Ashen
David Talbot ... Priest

Steve Adams ... 1941 Detective
Shelley Peterson ... Lisa's Mom

Enn Reitel ... Billy (voice)

Fred Tatasciore ... Clown (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Austin Majors ... Michael Ashen (voice) (uncredited)

Julian Richings ... Bos (uncredited)

Directed by
James Wan 
 
Writing credits
Leigh Whannell (screenplay)

James Wan (story) &
Leigh Whannell (story)

Produced by
Mark Burg .... producer
Gregg Hoffman .... producer
Oren Koules .... producer
Peter Oillataguerre .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Charlie Clouser 
 
Cinematography by
John R. Leonetti (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael N. Knue 
 
Casting by
Barbara Fiorentino 
Linda Lamontagne 
Rebecca Mangieri 
Wendy Weidman 
 
Production Design by
Julie Berghoff 
 
Art Direction by
Anastasia Masaro 
 
Set Decoration by
Christina Kuhnigk 
 
Costume Design by
Denise Cronenberg 
 
Makeup Department
Lance Anderson .... sculptor lab work
David R. Beecroft .... key hair stylist
François Dagenais .... prosthetics designer (as Francois Dagenais)
Paulina Harcus .... hair stylist
Fina Khan .... second hair assistant (as Fina Kahn)
Jo-Ann MacNeil .... makeup artist
Leslie Ann Sebert .... makeup department head (as Leslie Sebert)
Patrick Baxter .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Glen P. Griffin .... special makeup effects & sculpting (uncredited)
Nicole Michaud .... dummy fabricator: AFX Studio (uncredited)
Nicole Michaud .... project coordinator: AFX Studio (uncredited)
Mariko Sakata .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Toby Sells .... special makeup effects artist: Lab Work (uncredited)
Dave Snyder .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dennis Chapman .... production manager
Frank Cuomo .... post-production supervisor
Virginia Landis Albertson .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael T. Burgess .... daily assistant director
Sarah Campbell .... second assistant director
Chi Fung .... assistant director: reshoots
Chi Fung .... first assistant director
Joel Hay .... second second assistant director
Nick Lopez .... trainee assistant director
Andrew Shea .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tamara Andrews .... scenic painter
Gordon Brown .... head painter
Greg Chown .... storyboard artist
Avril Dishaw .... buyer
David Joseph Doblinger .... assistant set decorator
Britt Doughty .... trainee assistant art director
Donavon Drummond .... on-set dresser (as Donovan Drummond)
Chris Gotzamanis .... art assistant
Jeff Helgason .... key scenic painter
David Joseph .... assistant set decorator
Arlene Lott .... first assistant art director
Kenny Meinzinger .... property master
Dan Norton .... set designer
Arlene Savan .... set dresser
John Subotich .... leadman
Michael Tawton .... leadman
Richelle Wilks .... second assistant art director
Matt Wladyka .... set dresser
Toni Wong .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Randy Babajtis .... sound designer
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Robert Batha .... assistant sound editor
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist
Roman Alexander Buchok .... boom operator (as Al Buchok)
Roman Alexander Buchok .... cable puller
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... dialogue editor
Robert Carr .... sound mix technician
Melissa A. Corns .... sound effects editor
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Brian Dunlop .... adr recordist
Mike Filippov .... cable puller
Mike Filippov .... second boom operator
Brent Findley .... assistant sound editor
Douglas Ganton .... sound mixer
Scott G.G. Haller .... dialogue editor
Brian Hanish .... boom operator
Spencer Johnson .... sound editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Cody King .... sound editor
Richard Kitting .... foley editor
Ken Kobett .... sound re-recording mixer
Shawn London .... sound editor
Andrew Morgado .... foley mixer
Mike Olman .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Payan .... dialogue editor
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
Alexander Shapcott .... daily sound assistant
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Lauren Stephens .... sound designer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
David F. Van Slyke .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Warren Appleby .... special effects coordinator
Tim Barraball .... special effects key: physical effects
Jason Board .... special effects shop foreman
David A. Brooke .... special effects crew
Andrew Clarke-Meneguzzi .... special effects technician
Subha Dasgupta .... special effects assistant
Michael Innanen .... special effects technician
David Reaume .... special effects technician
Jason Detheridge .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Becki .... digital compositor
Barb Benoit .... digital compositor
Dennis Berardi .... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Kristy Blackwell .... compositor
Dan Carnegie .... animator: Mr. X Inc.
Erik Charlebois .... visual effects artist: Mr. X
Cyril Frederick Chu .... matte painter/compositor
Shawney Cohen .... CG supervisor (as Sean Cohen)
John Daro .... digital intermediate editor
Rob Del Ciancio .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Bonnie Dickson .... digital compositor
Robert Greb .... digital compositor
Annu Gulati .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Benjamin Min Huang .... lighting artist (as Benny Min Huang)
Benjamin Min Huang .... texture painter (as Benny Min Huang)
Ian MacLeod .... digital artist
Elliot Mallon .... digital effects artist
Sarah McMurdo .... visual effects production manager: Mr. X Inc.
John J. Miralles .... digital compositor
Martin Mueller .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
John Norris .... business affairs: The Aaron Sims Company
Matt Ralph .... digital artist
Darcy Reno .... senior systems administrator (as Darcy Bangsund)
Avi Salem .... rotoscope artist
Geoff D.E. Scott .... visual effects
Aaron Sims .... concept artist
Michael Stewart .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Hoa Tran .... digital effects artist: Mr. X Inc.
Jean-Philippe Traoré .... Flame artist
Aaron Weintraub .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Brianne Wells .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Fiona Campbell Westgate .... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Kyle Yoneda .... effects animator
 
Stunts
Leigh Bianco .... stunts
Brad Bunn .... stunt rigger
Scott Alan Cook .... stunt double (as Scotty Cook)
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Blair Johannes .... stunt performer
Liise Keeling .... stunt double
Thomas J. Larsen .... stunt double: wrangler
Joanne Leach .... stunts (as Jo Anne Leach)
Patrick Mark .... stunts
Layton Morrison .... stunt rigger
Ron Muise .... key stunt rigger
Billy Oliver .... stunt double
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt performer
Robert C. Shannon .... safety diver: second unit
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety supervisor
John Stoneham Jr. .... assistant stunt coordinator
Miranda Jade .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Andrews .... key aerial rigger (as Mongo Andrews)
Carlo Bellini .... camera loader
Dave Bouskill .... rigging gaffer: re-shoots
Rocky Brown .... rigging electrician
Michael Carella .... additional photographer
Michael Carella .... camera operator: "c" camera
Yvonne Collin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tim Davis .... video operator
Federico De Marco .... second assistant camera
Cylvan Desrouleaux .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Neil Fraser .... grip
Howard Galbraith .... best boy (as Howie Galbraith)
Michael Galbraith .... gaffer
Ben Gervais .... video operator
Michael Gibson .... still photographer
Philip A. Giglio .... electrician
Brian E. Hill .... grip
Mark Hryma .... aerial director of photography
Mark Hryma .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Andy Jekabsons .... first assistant: "c" camera
Jason Klein .... grip
Jim Krauter .... rigging best boy
Derek Lang .... video assist operator
Jim MacCammon .... lighting technician
Rod MacNeil Jr. .... electrician
Beth Nobes .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Doug Novis .... rigging best boy (as Douglas Novis)
Mike Ohorodnyk .... best boy grip
Jeff Petro .... assistant camera: Wescam camera
Michael Plant .... generator operator
Herb Reischl Jr. .... rigging electric
Herb Reischl Sr. .... electrician
Herb Reischl Sr. .... rigging electrician
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Brent Robinson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, re-shoots
Brent Robinson .... underwater first assistant camera
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor
Robert C. Shannon .... underwater camera: underwater unit
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety: "b" camera unit
Dave C. Sheridan .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Dave Sheridan)
Tom Starnes .... rigging gaffer
Robert Stecko .... camera operator: "a" camera
Dean Stinchcombe .... first assistant camera
Samuel Turturici .... grip (as Sam Turturici)
Ron Yolevsky .... key grip
Matt Kiskis .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lisa Baylin .... casting assistant
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Toronto
Kristi Daniels .... casting intern
Elizabeth Dean .... casting manager (as Elizabeth Dionne)
Samantha Finkler .... casting associate
Amber Horn .... casting assistant
Cheryl Kloner .... additional voice casting
Linda Lamontagne .... additional voice casting
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Lindsey Weissmueller .... casting intern (as Lindsey Samilian)
Jeffrey Gafner .... casting associate: new york (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Boulden .... assistant costume designer
Christopher Hargadon .... costume breakdown supervisor
Roland Heizinger .... costume cutter/ tailor
Kim Porter .... costume truck supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Mel Friedman .... first assistant editor
Christian Kinnard .... editor: title sequence
Alexandra Leviloff .... assistant editor: avid
Aaron Marshall .... first assistant editor
Rui Martins .... telecine operator
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Mila Patriki .... dailies colorist
Charles Ryan .... assistant editor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Mark Bensi .... music editor
Lise Richardson .... preview music editor
 
Transportation Department
Whitney Byron .... transportation captain
Gordon Ionson .... transportation captain
Orest W. Muz .... transportation coordinator
Ian C. Harris .... daily driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kevin Alakas .... second assistant accountant
Gerry Alfonso .... first assistant accountant
Allison Barber .... assistant unit publicist
Troy Begnaud .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
David Booth .... laser film recording
Cathy Cavadini .... looping group (as Catherine Cavadini)
Adam Chuckryk .... stand-in
Donald Colafranceschi .... production assistant: re-shoot
Chad Cole .... assistant: Mr. Burg & Mr. Koules
Patricia Cowmeadow .... on-set supervisor
John DeMita .... adr loop group
Judi M. Durand .... adr loop group (as Judy Durand)
Jeff Fischer .... adr loop group (as Jeffrey Todd Fischer)
Peggy Flood .... adr loop group
Neil Floyd .... production assistant
Peter Freeman .... programmer
Anneliese Goldman .... adr loop group
Charmaine Hamp .... stand-in
Barbara Harris .... adr loop group (as Barbara Iley)
Lauren Hassard .... set medic
Zoe Raye Hegedus .... adr loop group
Dawn Howat .... second assistant accountant
Bruce A. Hutchison .... re-shoots coordinator
Kyle Kitagawa .... production secretary
Nick Kontsalakis .... first assistant accountant
Daamen J. Krall .... adr loop group
Candace Kunderman .... trainee accountant
Nick Lopez .... set production assistant
Jim Lovisek .... animal wrangler
Taylor Masamitsu .... adr loop group
Darin McLeod .... assistant location manager
Nancy Melo .... assistant: Mr. Wan
Luis M. Mendoza .... assistant location manager (as Luis Mendoza)
Pete Michaels .... ventriloquism instructor: Ms Roberts
Kati Moore .... location production assistant
Gabrielle Nadeau .... production assistant
Pete Nilson .... caterer: second unit
Carol Pears .... script supervisor
Synderela Peng .... title designer (as Synderella Peng)
Monica Perez Gelbman .... post-production accountant
Steena Petersen .... key craft service: reshoots
Lori Pumputis .... production coordinator
David Randolph .... adr loop group
Kathryn Remlinger .... assistant to director
Kathryn Remlinger .... assistant: Mr. Wan
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer
Susan Silo .... adr loop group
Teri Spasov .... production accountant: reshoot
Michael Stoyanov .... assistant production coordinator
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator
Elaine Thurston .... production accountant
Dave Tommasini .... pilot: Wescam helicopter
Michael Tough .... location manager
Karen Tyrell .... unit publicist
Lisa Vella .... assistant to producers
Al Vrkljan .... armorer
Larry David Wilson .... production assistant
Garson Yu .... title designer
 
Thanks
Gregg Hoffman .... in memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence and images
Runtime:
89 min | 92 min (unrated version)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:M (unrated version) | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (TV rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #42784)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
There are two different versions of the "Mary Shaw" poem. In the movie the poem goes, "Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children only dolls. And if you see her in your dreams, do not ever, ever scream." On the trailer it was, "Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children, only dolls. And if you see her do not scream, she'll rip your tongue out at the seam."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lisa is attacked by the Doll and is spitting blood out on the floor, the white sheet on her back keeps moving from being wrapped down around her waist, to pulled back up almost to her shoulders between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Det. Jim Lipton:[to Jaime, after Jaime pushes him down] Jaime! You don't want to make me chase you!
Det. Jim Lipton:[after Jaime drives away, heads to his car] I don't even have a full tank of gas!
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Let It GoSee more »

FAQ

Is the "Saw" doll in this movie?
How does it end?
List: Ventriloquists who have disturbing relationships with their dummies
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117 out of 178 people found the following review useful.
What a Horror Movie is Supposed to Be Like!, 16 March 2007
Author: Foxbarking from United States

After a recent flood in the last few years of very terrible horror films, it's good to know there are some directors out there still able to make something the way it's supposed to be made. There have been a few movies that have had their moments, don't get me wrong. However, the lot of so called 'horror' films that are made for PG-13 ratings have been nothing by disappointments to hardcore horror fans. Dead Silence is like an spot of dry land in that flood.

We all have seen some commercials for this movie and heard the little rhyme that accompanies it. The ads only give so much away though, and I am going to not give away any more. However, I will let you know that this movie will be more than worth your time if you truly like the horror genre.

As good as it is, it is not without a small amount of horror cliché. However, one might not be able to make such a movie anyway. However, the freaky parts are very freaky and you will feel yourself being pulled into the plights of the characters.

I have never been one to find ventriloquist dummies scary. But if you are, than this movie will frighten you. It's not a movie that relies on big "jump" scenes either. It's images and implications are really frightening.

See this movie right away and you won't regret it!

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