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USA: Universal Pictures
USA DVD: Universal Home Video
UK: Universal Pictures International (UK)
Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Bob Gunton, Michael Fairman, Joan Heney, Laura Regan, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Judith Roberts, Keir Gilchrist, Steven Taylor, David Talbot, Steve Adams, Shelley Peterson
Director: James Wan
USA: 90 mins
UK: 89 mins
USA Rated: R for horror violence and images
USA DVD Rated: R for horror violence and images. Extra version: Unrated
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong horror
USA DVD Release Date: 26 June 2007
USA Release Date: 16 March 2007
UK Release Date: 6 July 2007 (Limited Release)
Beware the stare of Mary Shaw.
She had no children, only dolls.
And if you see her, do not scream.
Or she'll rip your tongue out at the seam.
From the writer and director of the international phenomenon SAW comes an experience on the razor's edge of fear, DEAD SILENCE.
There is an old ghost story in the sleepy town of Ravens Fair about Mary Shaw, a ventriloquist who went mad. Accused of the murder of a young boy, she was hunted down by vengeful townspeople who cut out her tongue and killed her. They buried her along with her "children," a hand-made collection of vaudeville dolls.
Since that time, Ravens Fair has been plagued by death. The ghastly dolls from Mary Shaw's collection have gone missing from the grave and reappeared over the decades. In the dead of nigh - wherever they are glimpsed - families are found gruesomely murdered...with their tongues torn out.
Far from the pall of their hometown, newlyweds Jamie (Ryan Kwanten) and Lisa Ashen thought they had established a fresh start. But when his wife is grotesquely killed, Jamie reluctantly returns to Ravens Fair for the funeral, intent on unraveling the mystery of her death.
Once reunited with his ill father (Bob Gunton) and his father's new young bride (Amber Valletta), Jamie must dig into the town's bloody past to find out who killed his wife and why. As he uncovers the legend of Mary Shaw, Jamie unlocks the story of her curse and the truth behind the song from his childhood: if you see her and scream, you will never speak again.
Available on DVD and HD DVD Combo Disc
Shocking Alternate Opening and Ending!
The Making of Dead Silence - Go behind the scenes with masters of horror James Wan and Leigh Whannell for an inside look at the making of this terrifying film.
Mary Shaw's Secrets - This mini-feature documents the artistry and craft behind the creation of the ghoulish visage of the ghostly Mary Shaw.
Evolution of Visual FX - Follow the progress of the movie's remarkable special effects sequences from previews to dailies to their finished appearance in the film.
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