Dead Silence (2007)

Directed by James Wan.  Written by Wan and Leigh Whannell.  Starring Ryan Kwanten, Donnie Wahlberg, and Laura Regan.

Plot: A man goes to his hometown in search of answers after his wife is brutally murdered.


So, there’s not many bad things we have to say about this film.  I mean, there’s absolutely no Freddy Claws.  No one believed a word poor Ryan said throughout the movie.  Except the undertaker I suppose, and that didn’t really matter since the cop, Donnie, was always on his ass.  But that’s all the bad things we have to say.  

Well, also DJ didn’t like the ending, so he was upset about that, but I actually enjoyed it since it scared the shit out of me.  

The whole movie scared the shit out of me.  The opening scared the shit out of me.  The middle scared the shit out of me.  The whole thing had me on edge the whole damn movie and I LOVED THAT!!  It’s one of the horror movies that still scares me every time I sit down to watch it.  Even now I’m looking at the above picture of “Mary Shaw” and I keep waiting for her to move her head to stare at me.  I’ll just have to remember not to scream.  LOL

The direction and script are great, but I’m a big fan of Wan and Whannell and the work they do together.  

I own this movie.  I can’t watch it alone.  It’s creeptastic.  And that little rhyme in the movie will haunt me forever:

“Beware the stare of Mary Shaw.  She had no children, only dolls.  And if you see her, do not scream.  Or she’ll rip you’re tongue out at the seam.”

Anyway, it’s obvious that I recommend this movie completely.  And if possible, take a look at the alternate ending.  I think it’s even scarier than the ending they went with.

My score is 75/100.  DJ’s is 65.  


About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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