A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Every town has its own ghost story, and a local folktale around Ravens Fair is about a ventriloquist named Mary Shaw. After she went mad in the 1940s, she was accused of kidnapping a young boy who yelled out in one of her performances that she was a fraud. Because of this she was hunted down by townspeople who in the ultimate act of revenge, cut out her tongue and then killed her. They buried her along with her "children," a handmade collection of vaudeville dolls, and assumed they had silenced her forever. However, Ravens Fair has been plagued by mysterious deaths around them after Mary Shaws collection has returned from their graves and have come to seek revenge on people that killed her and their families. Far from the pall of their cursed hometown, newlyweds Jamie and Lisa Ashen thought they had established a fresh start, until Jamie's wife is grotesquely killed in their apartment. Jamie returns to Ravens Fair for the funeral, intent on unraveling the mystery of Lisa's death. Once...Written by
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, be sure you never, 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 »
The ventriloquist dummy is considered evidence due to the fact that it arrived the same day Lisa died yet the doll is not retrieved from the crime scene allowing Jamie to take it to his hometown to investigate it's history. Det. Lipton confronts Jamie for trying to get rid of evidence by burying the doll which could have easily been avoided if the authorities had simply retrieved the doll from the crime scene. See more »
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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The 1930s Universal Pictures logo is used in the opening credits. See more »
Unrated DVD contains the following extended shots which were omitted from the "R" rated version.
Mary Shaw has a creepy, disgusting, long tongue.
A gorier death for Henry, as Mary Shaw is shown eating Henry's tongue and saying "I now have your voice, Henry."
The tongue comes out and licks Jamie after the clown admits the "secret" to him about his wife.
This movie is a very nice but under-rated movie, in fact it exceeded all my expectations.It provides a couple of decent scares.The way the story enfolds is very exciting.But the best thing about this movie is that it keeps the audience curious about "What will happen next??".The suspense of this movie entertains us more than the horror.This movie is more of a suspense movie than a horror movie.It has some good acting and the climax is really entertaining.The background music is fantastic and scary and combined with the sets,it helps in creating a very spooky environment.This movie is much better than other puppet horror movies like "Doll Museum" or "Child's Play".
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